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bga_480807 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d'or uniface

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d or uniface VF
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Price : 550.00 €
Type : Statère d'or uniface
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Weight : 6,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Coin bouché et usé au revers mais monnaie parfaitement identifiable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lisse.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval disloqué à droite, accosté d'annelets, de croissants et de globules.

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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