MAG. PIUS: POMPEY THE GREAT – CR 511/3a

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2015-08

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Ohio State University. Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies

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Silver denarius, 3.8 grams.
Mint: Sicily (struck by Sextus Pompey, Magnus Pius).
Date: 42-40 BCE.
OBV: Head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus r., jug behind, lituus before; MAG PIVS IMP ITER around. Border of dots. Struck well off center.
REV: Neptune standing l., naked and wearing diadem, holding aplustre in right hand with cloak over left arm and right foot on prow, between the Catanaean brothers bearing their parents on their shoulders; [PRAEF] above (off coin), CLAS ET ORAE (AE in ligature) MAR IT EX S C below. Coin struck well off center.
Bibl.: BMC, Rep. II, p. 560, no. 7; Cohen I, p. 119, no. 405.

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