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bga_162463 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze VOCIICA

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze VOCIICA VF/XF
90.00 €(Approx. 108.90$ | 77.40£)
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Type : Bronze VOCIICA
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bronze frappé sur un flan assez large et scyphate. Patine verte, sauf sur les reliefs de couleur marron. Revers très agréable, malgré une piqûre verte derrière le cheval
Catalogue references :
LT.cf. 8484 var. - DT.411  - RIG.313  - Sch/D.291  - Sch/GB.389-390  - BMCC.17

Obverse


Obverse legend : [VOCIIC]A.
Obverse description : Cheval à gauche, une jambe avant levée ; légende devant. Deux globules autour du bout de la queue.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à gauche, un bucrane et un annelet au-dessus. Grènetis.

Commentary


Seule la dernière lettre de VOCIICA est nettement lisible, le reste de la légende étant en bord de flan.

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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