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ID:     711323
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     L. Hostilius Saserna
Date Ruled:     48 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 40
Weight:     3.84 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Diademed female head (Pietas?) right, wearing oak-wreath, cruciform earring, and pearl necklace; hair collected into a knot behind, and falling down her neck
Reverse Legend:     L. HOSTILIVS / SASERNA
Reverse Description:     Victory walking right, holding winged caduceus in right hand and trophy over left shoulder
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 448/1a
Reference2:     RSC Hostilia 5
Reference3:     Sydenham 951
Reference4:     Kestner 3536; BMCRR Rome 3989; CRI 17
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, medium gray and iridescent blue toning, scrape on neck, faint scratches in obverse left field and behind neck under tone, red deposits at edge, tiny edge cut at 9 o'clock
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1323 From the Harry Strickhausen Collection.