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E-auction 440-351620 - bga_681873 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Denier d'argent au cheval et à la rouelle

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Denier d argent au cheval et à la rouelle VG
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 17 €
End of the sale : 20 September 2021 14:09:30
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Denier d'argent au cheval et à la rouelle
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 1,21 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie présentant une usure régulière au droit comme au revers mais restant identifiable. Patine sombre
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête à gauche, la chevelure en deux rangs de mèches enroulées ; l’oreille marquée et une volute serpentiforme devant le nez.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche ; une rouelle entre les jambes et un aurige sur la croupe.

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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