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bga_538267 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze IMONIN au cavalier

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze IMONIN au cavalier VF
80.00 €(Approx. 93.60$ | 68.80£)
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Type : Bronze IMONIN au cavalier
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante mais exemplaire identifiable. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection C.N., acquis en 1997

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE IBÉRIQUE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine barbue à droite ; devant, un annelet pointé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : IMONIN.
Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, stylisé, brandissant une épée.

Commentary


Ce type n’était pas connu avant 1981. Comment le prototype ibérique est-il arrivé en Gaule et dans quelles conditions a-t-il été copié ? Ce type n’est pas repris dans le Recueil des Inscriptions 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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