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bga_388651 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux hippocampes adossés, BN. 8526

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux hippocampes adossés, BN. 8526 XF
190.00 €(Approx. 212.80$ | 171.00£)
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Type : Bronze aux hippocampes adossés, BN. 8526
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bronze sur un flan large et un peu irrégulier, avec des types complets, mais de frappe molle avec une épaisse patine grise dans les champs
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Cet exemplaire permet d’avoir une bonne compréhension des types de droit et de revers pour ce type rare.

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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