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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2002.60.45.33
People
Moneyer: L. Hostilius Saserna, Roman
Title
Denarius of L. Hostilius Saserna, Rome
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
48 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Rome (Latium)
Period
Roman Republican period
Culture
Roman Republican
Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.66 g
Die Axis
12
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Reverse Inscription: Above, L.HOSTILIVS; below, SASERN
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 448/2a; Syd 952.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of W.C. Burriss Young
Accession Year
2002
Object Number
2002.60.45.33
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Bearded male bust r., draped; behind, Gallic shield. Border of dots.
Rev.: Biga r., driven by charioteer holding whip in l. hand and reins in r. hand; behind, on biga, warrior facing backwards and holding shield in l. hand and hurling spear with r. hand; above, L.HOSTILIVS; below, SASE[RN]. Border of dots.

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