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Rome - The Republic

Moneyer: Q. Sicinius
Held Office: 49 BC
Denomination: AR Denarius
Mint: Rome
Obverse: Diademed head of Fortuna Populi Romani right, "P•R" behind, "FORT" before.
Reverse: Palm-branch and winged caduceus in saltire, laurel wreath above; "III-VIR" across fields, "Q•SICINIVS" below.
Reference: RRC 440/1; RSC Sicinia 5; RCVM 410
Weight: 3.9 gms
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Q. Sicinius

Q. Sicinius is otherwise unknown but clearly supported the Republican side in the civil war as his later issue (RRC 444) was struck at a mint travelling with Pompey.

The associations of the symbols of felicitas and victory with the head of Fortuna populi alludes to the hopes of the Republican side at the beginning of the Civil War.

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