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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2008.115.148
People
Issued by Sextus Pompey, Roman (c. 76/70-35 BCE)
Title
Denarius of Sextus Pompey, Sicily
Classification
Coins
Work Type
coin
Date
42-40 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Sicily
Period
Roman Republican period
Culture
Roman Republican
Physical Descriptions
Medium
silver
Metal
AR
Technique
Struck
Dimensions
3.62 g
Die Axis
3
Denomination
denarius
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Obverse Inscription: Around, clockwise, MAG.PIVS.IMP.ITER
  • Reverse Inscription: Around, clockwise, PRAEF.CLAS.ET.ORAE.MARIT.EX.S.C (AE, AE and MAR in ligature)
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
RRC 511/4a
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University
Accession Year
2008
Object Number
2008.115.148
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Obv.: Pharos (lighthouse) of Messana, atop which statue of Neptune, helmeted, holding trident in r. hand and rudder in l. hand, placing l. foot on prow; before, ship l., with aquila in prow and scepter with fillet on stern; around, [MAG.PI]VS.IMP.ITER. Border of dots.
Rev.: Scylla, wielding rudder with both hands; around, PRAEF.CLA[S.ET.ORAE.]MARIT.EX.S.C (AE, AE and MAR in ligature). Border of dots.

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