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

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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

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins