© President and Fellows of Harvard College
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
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
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.

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu