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bga_654456 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d'or biface au flan court

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d or biface au flan court VF
495.00 €(Approx. 539.55$ | 410.85£)
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Type : Statère d'or biface au flan court
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 16 mm
Weight : 7,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Identification aléatoire avec les faiblesses de frappe très importantes
Catalogue references :


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


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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