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Denarius with head of Gaul, struck under L. Hostilius Saserna

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Obverse: Head of Gaul, right, with chain around neck. At left, Gallic shield. Reverse: Naked warrior, shield in left hand, spear in right, standing backwards in biga driven by seated charioteer. L.HOSTILIVS (above) SASERN (below)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; December 13, 1967: gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr. to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Roman, Republican Period, about 48 B.C.

Mint

Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 3.90 gm. Die Axis: 10

Accession Number

67.1026

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins