|Moneyer:||C. Hosidius C. f. Geta|
|Held Office:||Moneyer 68 BC|
|Obverse:||Draped bust of Diana to right, wearing stephane, earring, and necklace, and with bow and quiver over shoulder; "III VIR" downwards to left, "GETA" downwards to right.|
|Reverse:||The Calydonian boar standing to right, its front legs thrust forward, pierced through by a spear and harried by a hound below. "C•HOSIDI•[C•F]" in exergue.|
|Reference:||RRC 407/2; BMCCR Rome 3388;RSC Hostidia 1; RCVM 346|
Although the significance of the type to the moneyer who caused it to be struck remains a mystery, the classical myth which it depicts and the lesson it carried regarding the consequences of neglecting the Gods would have been a message well known to and easily recognised by the ancient Romans.
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