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bga_553763 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze composite au cheval

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze composite au cheval XF
175.00 €(Approx. 211.75$ | 150.50£)
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Type : Bronze composite au cheval
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,45 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Joli monnaie recouverte d’une belle patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête dégénérée, dérivant du statère belge, avec les lauriers et les deux croissants en guise de visage.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Ce bronze constitue la var. 2 de la classe V “dérivée du statère à l'œil des Suessions.
Ce type est très rare, c’est la première fois que nous le proposons.

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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