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21 February 2021
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Lot 512
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 500 CHF
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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.

From the Trausnitz Collection, ex Künker 26, 11 March 1994, 290.

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.
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21 Feb 2021 19:16:00 CET
Current Date & Time:
28 Sep 2021 15:28:56 CEST
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Hammer Price:
500 CHF by Johnston255 (Bids: 11)

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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
Lot 514
Starting Price: 3000 CHF
Julius Caesar, 46 BC. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.93 g, 10 h), with Aulus Hirtius, as praefectus urbi, Rome. C.CAESAR COS TER Veiled female head to right (Pietas?). Rev. A.HIRTIVS.PR Lituus, jug and axe. Babelon (Hirtia) 1, (Julia) 22. BMCRR 4050. Calicó 36. Crawford 466/1. CRI 56. RBW 1636. Sydenham 1018. Clear and well-centered. Minor marks and reverse off center, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 6500 CHF
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