Colonia Viminacium, Moesia Superior, Hostilian as Caesar
Æ; 26mm/11.8gm Struck c. 250-251 AD
Obv/ C VI MOST M QVINTVS CAE; bare-headed bust r.
Rev/ P M S COL VIM; figure of Moesia stg. l, holding hands above bull stg. r. and lion stg. l.
In exergue; AN XII
Con/ Glossy green patina, well-centered and complete legends and sharp strikes on both sides. Minor loss of patina on the obverse, otherwise, about Extremely Fine
Ref/ Moushmov 54 Hostilian
Seller's Note/ This issue has a very curious obverse legend; it should begin C VAL HOST. Ours clearly does not and we could find naught to match it in any of our references. Was the celetor drunk? Illiterate? Either way this is a Very Rare issue!