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21 February 2021
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Lot 511
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
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Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.13 g, 11 h), military mint in Africa. Q.METEL / PIVS Laureate head of Jupiter to right, of archaic style. Rev. SCIPIO / IMP Elephant walking to right. Babelon (Caecilia) 47. Crawford 459/1. CRI 45. Sydenham 1050. Well struck and nicely centered. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Künker FPL June/July 2008, 12, and from the Barry Feirstein Collection Part IV, Numismatica Ars Classica 45, 2 April 2008, 20, originally acquired from CNG.

Known as Metellus Scipio, the issuer of this coin was a supporter of Pompey in the war against Caesar. Initially successful in Africa, when Caesar arrived he was defeated at Thapsus in 46. While he escaped the battle his fleet was destroyed by Publius Sittius at Hippo Regius and he then committed suicide.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
21 Feb 2021 19:15:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
17 Sep 2021 21:03:48 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
600 CHF by sm56 (Bids: 13)

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Lot 511
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 4.13 g, 11 h), military mint in Africa. Q.METEL / PIVS Laureate head of Jupiter to right, of archaic style. Rev. SCIPIO / IMP Elephant walking to right. Babelon (Caecilia) 47. Crawford 459/1. CRI 45. Sydenham 1050. Well struck and nicely centered. Minor porosity, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 600 CHF
Lot 512
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 BC. Denarius (Silver, 17.5 mm, 4.13 g, 12 h), military mint in Africa. Q.METEL / PIVS Laureate head of Jupiter to right, of archaic style. Rev. SCIPIO / IMP Elephant walking to right. Babelon (Caecilia) 47. Crawford 459/1. CRI 45. Sydenham 1050. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
Lot 513
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio and Eppius, 47-spring 46 BC. Plated Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.81 g, 10 h), military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa. Q · METEL [S]CIPIO · IMP Head of Africa to right, wearing elephant's skin headdress; in field to right, stalk of grain; below, plow. Rev. EPPIVS LEG · F · C Hercules standing facing, with his hand set on hip, leaning on club draped with lion's skin and set on rock. Babelon (Caecilia) 50. Crawford 461/1. CRI 44. Sydenham 1051. Light toning. A few faint scratches, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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