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Aureus with head of Sex. Pompey

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Obverse: Bearded head of Sextus Pompey, right, within oak wreath. MAG.PIVS 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

Roman, Republican Period, about 42–40 B.C.

Mint

uncertain, Sicily

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

58.516

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins