Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio


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Mint travelling with Scipio in Africa, Eppius, legate, 47-46 BC. AR denarius, 3.92 gr., 19 mm.

Obv: Q•METELL downwards to right, SCIPIO•IMP upwards to left; small head of Africa to the right, wearing elephant skin headdress; before: grain ear, below: plough.

Rev: LEG•F•C upwards to left, EPPIVS downwards to right; Hercules standing facing, right hand on hip, leaning on club draped with lion skin and set on rock.

Ref: Crawford 461/1; Sydenham 1051.

Extremely fine.