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bga_515132 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux boeufs adossés, BN 8524

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux boeufs adossés, BN 8524 AU
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Type : Bronze aux boeufs adossés, BN 8524
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,91 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan excessivement large et magnifique patine vert olive. Jolie représentation
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux bœufs adossés avec des croissants dans le champ.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux oiseaux (?) affrontés, face à face, avec des volutes envahissant les espaces vides.


L’exemplaire repris pour illustrer le Nouvel Atlas est celui de la BN, recolorisé à partir du moulage de Simone Scheers.

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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