Hostilian as Caesar, (A.D. 251), AE sestertius, Rome mint, (14.59 g), obv. bare headed bust of Hostilian to right, around C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, rev. Apollo seated to left, holding a branch and resting elbow on lyre, around PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, around, S C in exergue, (S.9573, RIC 215a, C.31). Attractive green patina, double struck, otherwise good very fine and rare.
Ex Brian Bolton Collection and previously ACR Auctions 12, lot 931 with tickets.