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E-auction 365-278105 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux loups affrontés et au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux loups affrontés et au cheval F/VF
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Estimate : 40 €
Price : 11 €
Maximum bid : 11 €
End of the sale : 13 April 2020 14:01:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Bronze aux loups affrontés et au cheval
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Weight : 1,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Usure très importante au droit. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux loups opposés ou alternés.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche ; au-dessus de la croupe du cheval, petit sanglier enseigne à droite ; entre les jambes du cheval, petit oiseau.


Dans cette série 52 du Nouvel Atlas, “type aux animaux adossés ou alternés”, ce bronze occupe la classe 3. Le revers présente un beau cheval encadré d’un sanglier enseigne et d’un petit oiseau !.

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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