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Triton XXII, Lot: 903. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Moneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. L. Hostilius Saserna. 48 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.97 g, 1h). Rome mint. Diademed female head (Pietas or Clementia?) right, wearing oak wreath, cruciform earring, necklace, jewel above her ear, hair collected into a knot behind, and falling down her neck / Victory advancing right, holding winged caduceus in right hand and trophy of Gallic arms and palm fronds in left hand over left shoulder; [L •] HOSTILIVS SASERNA around from upper right. Crawford 448/1a; CRI 17; Sydenham 951; Hostilia 5; BMCRR Rome 3989-92; RBW 1567. Choice EF, lightly toned. Well struck on a broad flan.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Goldberg [5] (7 June 2000), lot 3491.