Aureus with head of Sextus Pompey

Roman
Republican Period
about 42–40 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, uncertain

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 7.79 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

58.516

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bearded head of Sextus Pompey, right, within oak wreath.
MAG.PIVS IMP.ITER
Reverse: Facing heads of Cn. Pompeius Magnus, on left, and Cn. Pompey, on right; at left, lituus; at right, tripod.
Above: PRA[E]F
Below: CLAS.ET.ORA ligature E / MA[R]IT.EX.S.C.

Provenance

By 1958: with AG. Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG., Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, April 2, 1958, lot 276); purchased at Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London, S.W. 1; June 5, 1958: purchased by MFA from Spink & Son, Ltd. for 12,800 Swiss francs (this is the total price for 58.515-58.519)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour