Ancient, British and World Coins, Medallions and Books (8 & 9 December 2014)

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Date of Auction: 8th & 9th December 2014

Sold for £220

Estimate: £150 - £200

L. Hostilius Saserna, Denarius, c. 48, head of female Gallic captive right with dishevelled hair, carnyx behind, rev. cult statue of Diana of Ephesus standing facing with stag and spear, 3.78g (Craw. 448/3; RSC Hostilia 4). Obverse better than very fine, reverse nearly so but slightly off-centre £150-200

Footnote

The coin relates to Cæsar’s war in Gaul and the siege of Massilia in 49 BC