Leu Numismatik

Web Auction 24  –  3 - 6 December 2022

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Leu Numismatik, Web Auction 24

Ancient, Medieval and World Coins

Part 1: Sa, 03.12.2022, from 12:00 PM CET
Part 2: Su, 04.12.2022, from 12:00 PM CET
Part 3: Mo, 05.12.2022, from 12:00 PM CET
Part 4: Tu, 06.12.2022, from 12:00 PM CET
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Description

★ A beautifully toned denarius of L. Hostilius Saserna ★

L. Hostilius Saserna, 48 BC. Denarius (Silver, 20 mm, 3.52 g, 12 h), Rome. Draped male bust (Vercingetorix?) with wild hair and long plaited beard to right; cloak around neck and Gallic shield behind. Rev. L•HOSTILIVS - SASERN Nude Gallic warrior, holding shield in his left hand and hurling spear with his right, standing left in a galloping biga being driven to right by a seated charioteer holding a whip. Babelon (Hostilia) 2. Crawford 448/2a. CRI 18. RBW 1569. Sydenham 952. Beautifully toned. Areas of weakness and with a graffito of P on the reverse, otherwise, good very fine.

From an American collection of Roman Republican and Imperatorial coins, ex Künker 174, 29 September 2010, 555 (with original ticket).

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