Denarius (Coin) Portraying Pompey the Great

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

42/40 BC, issued by Roman Republic, Sextus Pompeius Magnus

Artist:

Roman, minted in Sicily

About this artwork

Obverse: Head of Pompey the Great, right; praefericulum and lituus to left and right
Inscribed: MAG PIVS . IMP [ITER]
Reverse: Anapius and Amphinomus carry their parents; between, Neptune stands left, aplustre in right, cloak over left arm, foot on prow
Inscribed: PRÆF CLAS.ET.ORÆ / MARIT.EX.S.C

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Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Denarius (Coin) Portraying Pompey the Great

Origin

Sicilia

Date

42 BC–40 BC

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Obverse: MAG PIVS IMP [ITER] Reverse: PRÆF (above) CLAS.ET.ORÆ / MARIT.EX.S.C

Dimensions

Diam. 2 cm; 3.95 g

Credit Line

Gift of Martin A. Ryerson

Reference Number

1922.4851

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