Roman Republic, Sextus Magnus, 45 - 44 B.C.
This was struck while was free-booting in Spain following the Battle of Munda. was the Pompeians' battle cry at Munda and the refers to his vow to avenge the deaths of his father and elder brother. and Grueber interpret SAL as salutatus. and Buttrey identify it as a for Salpensa, but David points out that such a prominent would be unprecedented on a of the period and seems to be an integral of the .RR77515. Silver , 4 (6/D); 477/3a; 1042a; 232b, 13, gF, attractive old cabinet tone, banker's marks, light bumps and scratches, 3.331 g, maximum 19.2 mm, 90o, uncertain mint, 45 - 44 B.C.; SEX IMP SAL, of Cnaeus Magnus ( ) right; standing left, branch in right hand, long transverse in left hand, downward on right; From the Andrew McCabe Collection, Numismatics auction 23, lot 372, ex Gemini auction X (13 Jan 2013), lot 261, ex Randy Haviland Collection; very ; $640.00 (€569.60)
, , murdered in 48 B.C., minted by his son
Struck by after his over Salvidienus and relates to his acclamation as the Son of Neptune. Although was the supreme naval commander, had the Senate declare him a public enemy. He turned to piracy and came close to defeating . He was, however, defeated by at the naval battle of Naulochus (3 September 36 B.C.). He was executed by order of in 35 B.C.SH51515. Silver
, 1392, 17, 1344, 511/3a, 93, VF, banker, 3.779 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 45o, Sicilian mint, 42 - 40 B.C.; MAG.PIVS.IMP.ITER, of right between jug and ; PRAEF CLAS ET ORAE , Neptune right foot on prow, flanked by the , Anapias and Amphinomus, with their parents on their shoulders; ; SOLD
Roman Republic, Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius , 47 - 46 B.C.
was the Pompeian commander of the anti-Caesareans. His headquarters was at the provincial capital of , near the site of , and this is likely the site of his mint. Defeated by Caesar's forces, committed suicide in 46 B.C.SH27786. Silver
, 1379, 1046, 459/1, 47, BMC 1, 77, EF, 3.887 g, maximum 16.5 mm, 135o, , mint, 47 - 46 B.C.; Q. METEL , laureate of right, beard and hair in ringlets; walking right, above, IMP in ; SOLD
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