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E-auction 410-322217 - bga_638140 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze IMONO au cavalier

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze IMONO au cavalier VF
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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 33 €
Maximum bid : 48 €
End of the sale : 22 February 2021 14:08:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze IMONO au cavalier
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,31 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très beau droit et jolie patine verte


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


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

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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