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bga_553357 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux animaux affrontés

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux animaux affrontés VF
100.00 €(Approx. 109.00$ | 83.00£)
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Type : Bronze aux animaux affrontés
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,02 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Usure régulière. Bel exemplaire. Patine marron
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Sanglier surmonté d'un cheval à droite, la tête tournée à gauche ; derrière, un bucrane et un rinceau.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à droite surmonté d'un petit sanglier ; entre les pattes, trois annelets centrés.

Commentary


Dans cette série 52 du Delestrée/Tache, “type aux animaux adossés ou alternés”, ce bronze occupe la classe 2.

Historical background


Ambiens (Region Amiens)

(Second - first century BC)

Their name, "those on both sides of the river," said the Ambiens, people of Gaul Belgium, occupied both banks of the Somme (Samara). Their territory is the current department of the Somme. They had for neighbors Calètes, the Morini, Atrebates, the Bellovaci. Their main oppidum was Samarobriva (near Amiens). They participated in the coalition Belgian peoples 57 BC and furnished a contingent of ten thousand men. In 52 BC, it is a contingent of five thousand men they gave the army emergency release dedicated to Alesia. Caesar (Bg. II, 4, 15, VII, 75, VIII, 7). Strabo (G. IV, 5). Kruta: 68, 110, 366.

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