Denarius with head of Cn. Pompey Magnus, struck under Sex. Pompey

Roman
Republican Period
about 45–44 B.C.


Mint: Spain

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

64.973

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins

Obverse: Head right of Cn. Pompey Magnus, right
SEX.MAGN.PIVS.IMP.SAL
Reverse: Pietas standing left, holding sceptre in left hand, laurel branch in right.
 PIETAS

Provenance

By 1959: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (Münzen und Medaillen auction 19, June 5-6, 1959, lot 135: from the Prowe Collection, Hess auction, May 1912, lot 1241); June 8, 1964: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour