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

Roman
Late Republican Period
42–40 B.C.


Mint: Sicily, Uncertain mint

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 4.03 gm. Die Axis: 5

Accession Number

1970.262

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Cn. Pompey Magnus, right; behind, one-handled jug;
before, lituus.
MAG PIVS IMP ITER
Reverse: Neptune, nude except for diadem and holding aplustre in right hand and cloak over left arm, standing between the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, each bearing his father on his shoulders.
Above: PRA[E]F in exergue: CLAS ET ORA[E] / M[A]R IT EX S C

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 8, 1970: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour