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Gold stater of the Ambiani, Cabinet des Médailles

The Ambiani were a Belgic people of Celtic language, who were said to be able to muster 10,000 armed men, in 57 BC, the year of Julius Caesar's Belgic campaign. They submitted to Caesar.[1] Their country lay in the valley of the Samara (modern Somme); and their chief town Samarobriva, afterwards called Ambiani and Civitas Ambianensium, is supposed to be represented by Amiens. They were among the people who took part in the great insurrection against the Romans, which is described in the seventh book of Caesar's Gallic War.[2]


  1. ^ C. Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico. II:4, 15.
  2. ^ C. Julius Caesar. De Bello Gallico. VII:75.


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