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E-auction 457-369135 - bga_702519 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze IMONIO au cavalier et aux volutes

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze IMONIO au cavalier et aux volutes VG/F
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 8 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 17 January 2022 14:07:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze IMONIO au cavalier et aux volutes
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Weight : 1,53 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, avec un joli Cavalier au revers. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Trois volutes en forme d'oiseaux concentriques ornées d'un besant.


Reverse legend : IMONIO, LES O POINTÉS.
Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, stylisé, brandissant une épée ; le cheval est orné d’un annelet centré ; un annelet centré sous le ventre du cheval.

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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