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4360502
436, Lot: 502. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Hostilius Saserna. 48 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.67 g, 2h). 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 galloping biga right: one driving, holding whip in right hand and reins in left, and the other, facing backward, holding shield in left hand and brandishing spear in right. Cf. Crawford 448/2a-b; CRI 18; cf. Sydenham 952, 952a; cf. Hostilia 2, 2a. Good Fine, toned, porosity and some scratches.