Reproduction Ambiani Gallo-Belgic Gold Stater

Ambiani Gallo-Belgic Gold Stater
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Obverse: Head of Apollo left with elaborate hairstyle in a Celtic design derived from the Apollo prototype on the Macedonian staters of Philip II.

Reverse: Stylised horse left with disjointed driver guiding a chariot above, rosette below and other patterns in fields.

History: The Ambiani were a Belgic coastal tribe dwelling in the modern Picardy region.

They were consummate minters, especially of gold coins. The Ambiani imitated coinages from Magna Graecia, in the southern part of the Italian Peninsula.

Ambianic coinage has been found throughout the territories of other Belgic tribes and the British Isles, from Cantium (Kent) to the West Country. This coin would have therefore been imported into the south-east of England.

Date: Gallo-Belgic type A, Circa 125-100 BC

Diameter: 2.6cm

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