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bga_233010 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux sangliers affrontés

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze aux sangliers affrontés VF
60.00 €(Approx. 70.80$ | 51.00£)
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Type : Bronze aux sangliers affrontés
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan un peu court et scyphate, avec des types centrés et presque complets. Patine verte et granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux sangliers affrontés dos à dos ; au milieu, trois annelets ; à droite un bucrane et à gauche une esse.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval passant à droite ; entre les jambes, un bucrane ; au-dessus, un petit animal , peut-être un équidé ; devant la tête du cheval, un symbole couché en forme d’accolade.

Commentary


Ce bronze semble avoir un cheval entre deux bucranes tête bêche au revers ?.

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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