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Gold Gallo-Belgic Stater, Ambiani tribe, Picardy, 80-50 BC

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The Ambiani tribe were a Belgic people who lived in the modern-day Picardy region. In 57 BC they united with other tribes to resist the Roman invasions led by Julius Caesar. Sometimes known as Gallic War staters, these types of coin are thought to have been made to finance the war in Gaul and perhaps pay for mercenaries.

This example is uniface, having a design on only one side, perhaps indicating that they were struck hastily under wartime conditions.

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