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The coins of Hostilian from Dacia
Denominations struck: sestertius
The sestertii have a bust with a laurel wreath.
Used notations of the local year:
AN V, used from july 250 until may/june 251.
Obverse text variations used:
A: C VAI HOST M QVINTVS C
Reverse text variations used:
a: PROVIN - C - IA DACIA
|Sestertius ANNO V - 250/251 - Pick 48 - Martin 4.52 var. - Varbanov 58|
|Classical Numismatic Group
Weight: 18,98 grams
Diameter: 29 mm
Obverse: Hostilian bare headed tot the right, part of paludamentum (cloak, cape) visible over the shoulder.
Text: (A:) C VAI HOST M QVINTVS C - (CAIVS VALENS HOSTILIANVS MESSIVS QVINTVS CAESAR) - Caius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus Caesar.
Reverse: Woman, probably Pax or Dacia depicted as Pax, to the left. In her left arm she is holding a scepter and in her upright right hand she is holding a branch. On the left side stands an eagle with spreaded wings and a laurel wreath in its beak. On the right a lion walking to the left.
Text: (a:) PROVIN - C - IA DACIA - Province Dacia.
Exergue: AN V (ANNO V) - jaar 5 (250/251).