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bga_664379 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d'or uniface

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Statère d or uniface XF
700.00 €(Approx. 763.00$ | 581.00£)
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Type : Statère d'or uniface
Date: c. 60-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : gold
Diameter : 18 mm
Weight : 5,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire avec les esses en bord de flan
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 ; un globule encadré de deux petites esses entre les jambes et un annelet perlé et pointé devant le cheval.

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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