+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

Live auction - brm_340951 - SEXTUS POMPEY Denier

You must sign-in and be an approved bidder to bid, Login to bid. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register.Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private live auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the Live auction FAQ

All winning bids are subject to a 12% buyer’s fee.
Estimate : 650 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 04 December 2014 14:19:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Denier
Date: c. 42 AC.
Mint name / Town : Catane
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 950 ‰
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, décentré au revers sur le sujet. Belle tête de Pompée au droit, mais vase et capis, mal venus à la frappe et légende invisible. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine grise superficielle
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection de M. Robert Couet


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 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).


Pour ce type, M. Crawford a relevé une estimation inférieure à 51 coins de droit et inférieure à 57 coins de revers pour trois variétés de légendes. Ce type est plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux. Seulement dix-sept pièces ont été répertoriées par M. Crawford dans les dépôts d’Alvignano (2 ex.), de Maillé (4 ex.), de Bourgueil (1 ex.) , de Terranova (3 ex.), d’Aquileia (2 ex.) et de Bagheria (4 ex.). Cet exemplaire est illustré dans l’ouvrage du fonds Bourgey (p. 192, n° 506).

Historical background


(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.

By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.