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E-auction 353-266657 - bga_567892 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze VACIICO, au sanglier et au cavalier

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze VACIICO, au sanglier et au cavalier VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 14 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:08:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Bronze VACIICO, au sanglier et au cavalier
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Usure importante mais exemplaire parfaitement identifiable
Catalogue references :


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


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


Cet exemplaire au sanglier est associé à la légende VACIICO, bien qu’elle ne soit pas visible sur la plupart des exemplaires (cf. DT. 468-470).

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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