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CNG 109, Lot: 562. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Hostilius Saserna. 48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.81 g, 3h). Rome mint. Head of Gallic captive (Vercingetorix?) right, wearing hair flowing back and long, pointed beard, and a chain around his neck; Gallic shield to left / Two warriors in biga right: one driving, holding whip and reins, and the other, facing backwards, holding shield and brandishing spear. Crawford 448/2a or 448/2b; CRI 18; Sydenham 952 or 952a; Hostilia 2 or 2a; cf. RBW 1569. Good VF, iridescent tone. Nice metal.

From the WRG Collection, purchased from Charles H. Wolfe, 1985. Ex Glendining (5 March 1970), lot 190.