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191, Lot: 230. Estimate $100.
Sold for $147. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius. 49 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.59 g, 6h). Military mint moving with Pompey. Diademed head of Apollo right; star below / Club of Hercules surmounted by lion's skin; arrow to left; bow to right. Crawford 444/1a; CRI 3; Sydenham 939; Sicinia 1. VF, area of flat strike.


This was part of an issue of coinage by two supporters of Pompey who had fled Rome on Caesar's approach to the city. The S C on the reverse was an attempt to show legitimacy for the coinage via the senate, but this could only apply to those Pompeian senators who had also fled Rome.