Rome, 48 BC.AR denarius, 3.95 gr., 18.5 mm.
Obv: bearded head of Gallic warrior (Vercingetorix?) to the right; behind: Gallic shield.
Rev: L·HOSTILIUS; two warriors in biga to the right: one driving, holding whip and reins, the other facing backwards, holding shield and brandishing spear; below horses: SASERN.
Ref: Crawford 448/2a; Sydenham 952. Privately acquired from Maison Platt on May 17, 1975.
A bold portrait of excellent style and a wonderful old cabinet tone. Minor flan flaw on reverse.
Nearly extremely fine.