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Northeast Gaul, Ambiani, gold quarter stater

Northeast Gaul, Ambiani, gold quarter stater



Northeast Gaul, Ambiani, gold quarter stater

Struck: 2nd century BC

Obverse: Stylized head of Apollo ‘defaced’ with linear cuts.
Reverse: Stylized Nike in quadriga left; “lyre” below, ornaments in fields.

Weight: 1,89 grams

Article code: CC 08006

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The Ambiani were a sea-faring tribe, living along the lower reaches of the Somme (present day the Picardy region). Their tribal capital was called Samarobriva (corresponds to the modern city of Amiens). The Ambiani were consummate minters and Ambianic coinage is found throughout the territories of the Belgic tribes (including the Belgae of Britain).

In 57 BC the Ambiani joined the coalition of Belgic tribes to fight against the Romans, led by Julius Caesar. There is some evidence from a coin that bears a stag on one side and a betorced head on the obverse that the Ambiani were followers of the god Cernunnos (horned god).

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