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Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius 49 BC.
Obverse is diademed Apollo with a star below him Q. SICINIVS III.VIR Reverse Club of Hercules covered by a lion's skin ad with a bow and arrow on each side C. COPONIVS PR. S.C.
This issue was struck to pay Pompey’s forces. Although Rome was under the control of Caesar, the “S C” suggests that the troops receiving these coins were loyal to the Roman Republic while Pompey was commanding them away from Rome. It is speculated the commander of the Popmeian fleet Coponius may have used this issue for his sailors. Due to the high level of artistry associated with these coins Ephesos seems a likely minting site. Diademed Apollo with a star bellow him Q. SICINIVS III.VIR Reverse Club of Hercules covered by a lion's skin ad with a bow and arrow on each side C. COPONIVS PR. S.C.
Mint: Military mint likely from Ephesos
Provenance: Private acquisition*

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