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bga_241358 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze composite au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze composite au cheval VF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 62.25£)
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Type : Bronze composite au cheval
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,15 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bronze confus mais identifiable. Flan court et irrégulier, mais frappe centrée et agréable patine vert clair
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Ce bronze provient de la collection P. Gendre

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux croissant opposés, de part et d’autre d’un rameau feuillu vertical ; le champ orné de globules et de croissants.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à gauche, un croissant entre les jambes et un épis encadré de deux annelets au-dessus de la croupe.

Commentary


Ce bronze constitue la classe III aux croissants opposés de la série 53 “Types duvers et composites”.

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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