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ID:     RH9
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     L. Hostilius Saserna
Date Ruled:     48 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     48 BC
Diameter:     18 mm
Weight:     3.80 g
Obverse Description:     Head of Gallic captive (Vercingetorix?) right, Gallic shield behind.
Reverse Legend:     L. HOSTILIVS / SASERN
Reverse Description:     Two warriors in galloping biga right, one driving and the other holding shield and spear
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 448/2a
Reference2:     RSC Hostilia 2
Reference3:     Sydenham 952
Photograph Credit:     Tom Mullally