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Live auction - brm_467950 - HOSTILIA Denier

HOSTILIA Denier XF
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2018/01/30 14:00:00
brm_467950
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Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré . Usure plus marquée au droit sur la tête. Revers de style fin. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Poinsignon (Strasbourg)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête féminine “à la chevelure libre” à droite (la Gaule) ; derrière, un carnyx.

Reverse


Reverse legend : L. HOSTILIVS/ SASERNA.
Reverse description : Diane d'Ephèse debout de face, tenant de la main droite un cerf et de la gauche, une javeline verticale.
Reverse translation : “Lucius Hostilius Saserna”, (Lucius Hostilius Saserna).

Commentary


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation de 126 coins de droit et de 140 coins de revers.

Historical background


Hostilia

(48 BC) Lucius Hostilius Saserna

Lucius Hostilius Saserna was from Cremona in Cisalpine Gaul. He owed his career to Julius Caesar he had followed throughout the Gallic War (58-50 BC). In the fratricidal struggle between Caesar's and Pompeii, he remained faithful to Caesar and participated in the siege of Marseilles. He served in Africa and is mentioned by Cicero as a friend of Antony and Octavian. He entered the Senate.

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