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Live auction - brm_544414 - HOSTILIA Denier

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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 398 €
Maximum bid : 444 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:32:02
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Denier
Date: 48 AC.
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 3,87 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de la Gaule. Joli revers de style fin. Très jolie patine de médaillier gris foncé avec des reflets mordorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B


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


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).


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

Historical background


(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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