A beautifully toned denarius of L. Hostilius Saserna
Lot 440
L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h), Rome. Draped male bust (Vercingetorix?) with wild hair and long plaited beard to right; cloak around neck and Gallic shield behind. Rev. L•HOSTILIVS - SASERN Nude Gallic warrior, holding shield in his left hand and hurling spear with his right, standing left in a galloping biga being driven to right by a seated charioteer holding a whip. Babelon (Hostilia) 2. Crawford 448/2a. CRI 18. RBW 1569. Sydenham 952. Beautifully toned. Areas of weakness and with a graffito of P on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.

From an American collection of Roman Republican and Imperatorial coins, ex Künker 174, 29 September 2010, 555 (with original ticket).
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250 CHF
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1700 CHF
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Closing time: 03-Dec-22, 15:39:30 CET
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