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brm_468850 - SEXTUS POMPEY Denier

SEXTUS POMPEY Denier VF
680.00 €(Approx. 754.80$ | 618.80£)
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Catane
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré pour ce type de monnayage, en particulier au revers. Usure importante, mais régulière
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection AJRR

Obverse


Obverse legend : MAG PIVS IMP ITER.
Obverse description : Tête nue de Pompée le Grand à droite entre un vase (capis) et un lituus.
Obverse translation : "Magnus pius imperatori iterum" (Pompée, le grand, pieux Imperator pour la deuxième fois).

Reverse


Reverse legend : PR(AE)F CLAS ET OR(AE)/ (MAR)IT EX. S. C. À L'EXERGUE EN DEUX LIGNES.
Reverse description : Neptune nu debout à gauche, le manteau sur l'épaule, le pied droit posé sur une proue de navire entre les frères Anapias et Amphinomus portant leurs parents sur leurs épaules.
Reverse translation : "Præfectus classis et oræ maritimæ ex senatus consulto" (Préfet de la flotte et de la côte maritime par décret du Sénat).

Commentary


Restitution de Sextus Pompée. Poids léger. Une contremarque derrière la tête (S). Pour ce type, M. Crawford n’a relevé que 51 coins de droit et et 57 coins de revers pour trois variétés.

Historical background


Sextus

(67-35 BC) Sextus Pompeius Magnus

Pompey after Pharsalus, fled to Egypt where he was murdered. This mint is restored by his youngest son Sextus (67-35 BC), who continued the fight against Caesar after the death of his elder brother in Munda in 45 BC Reconciled with Antoine in 44 BC, he was a great military command and set up his headquarters in Marseille before becoming commander of the fleet of the Republic the following year. At the instigation of Octavius, declared a public enemy, he was proscribed. He left Marseille for the benefit of Sicily where he crushed the Octave fleet commanded by Quintus Salvidienus Rufus in 42 BC He took the title "son of Neptune" like his father and assumed the title of Pius. Reconciled with Octavian, he was finally defeated by Agrippa Nauloque September 3, 36 BC He managed to escape in Asia Minor, but was executed at the instigation of Marc Antoine.

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