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Research Coins: Printed Auction

 
CNG 111, Lot: 622. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Hostilius Saserna. 48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 4.02 g, 5h). 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. Crawford 448/2a; CRI 18; Sydenham 952; Hostilia 2; RBW 1569. Near EF, toned, reverse struck slightly off center.


From the Fay Beth Wedig Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1074; Marian A. Sinton Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 53, 15 March 2000), lot 1326.