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E-auction 357-270231 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d'or biface au flan court, fourré

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d or biface au flan court, fourré VF
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 137 €
End of the sale : 17 February 2020 14:08:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Statère d'or biface au flan court, fourré
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Belle monnaie fourrée mais présentant un beau revers encore largement couvert d’or !
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête stylisée à droite avec une couronne de laurier transversale.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval étiré galopant à droite, conduit par les restes d’un aurige destructuré au-dessus ; entre les jambes du cheval, un globule.

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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