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E-auction 556-488417 - bga_884773 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze VACIICO, au sanglier et au cavalier

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze VACIICO, au sanglier et au cavalier VG/F
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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 9 €
End of the sale : 11 December 2023 14:13:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze VACIICO, au sanglier et au cavalier
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 0,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan très mince et centré, de forme ovale. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [VACIICO].
Obverse description : Sanglier à droite ; la légende sous les pattes et un globule sous la queue.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cavalier à gauche ; des globules et des annelets pointés dans le champ.


Poids très léger.

Historical background

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens)

(2nd - 1st century BC)

Their name, "those who are on both sides of the river", indicates that the Ambiens, people of Belgian Gaul, occupied both banks of the Somme (Samara). Their territory corresponds to the current department of the Somme. Their neighbors were the Calètes, the Morins, the Atrébates, the Bellovaques. Their main oppidum was Samarobriva (near Amiens). They participated in the coalition of the Belgian peoples in 57 BC and provided a contingent of ten thousand men. In 52 BC, it was a contingent of five thousand men that they gave for the relief army dedicated to clearing Alesia. Caesar (BG. II, 4, 15; VII, 75; VIII, 7). Strabo (G. IV, 5). Kruta: 68, 110, 366.

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