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Live auction - bga_663215 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze d’Amblény ou type Vauvillé

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze d’Amblény ou type Vauvillé AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:57:37
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Bronze d’Amblény ou type Vauvillé
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,96 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire bien venu à la frappe et recouvert d’une superbe patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux chevaux très stylisés au-dessus d’un globule ; en dessous, sanglier à droite et multiples décors d’annelets.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite tournant la tête à gauche ; décors au-dessus et en-dessous.


Exemplaire rarissime que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente ! Monnaie exceptionnelle absente de la plupart des collections de monnaies gauloises.

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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