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bga_552402 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux hippocampes adossés, BN. 8526

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux hippocampes adossés, BN. 8526 VF/VF
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Type : Bronze aux hippocampes adossés, BN. 8526
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Droit à l’usure importante mais très beau revers ! Patine marron foncé
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue à gauche, la bouche ouverte ; derrière, une S ; devant le visage, deux enroulements.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux “hippocampes” adossés, ou deux cols de chevaux à la base du corps anguipède.

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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