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Live auction - bga_664385 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d'or uniface

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d or uniface AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 640 €
Maximum bid : 640 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 15:53:15
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Statère d'or uniface
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Weight : 6,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire avec le décor en tête-bêche parfaitement visible ! Jolie patine donnant un magnifique rendu à la monnaie
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lisse.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval disloqué à droite, accosté d'annelets, de croissants et de globules ; à l’exergue, décor en demi-cercles pointés placés en tête-bêche.


Exemplaire dans une qualité exceptionnelle avec l’exergue idéalement venu à la frappe !.

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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