Rome

Sex. Pompeius Fostlus - AR denarius - Rome

Sex. Pompeius Fostlus - AR denarius - Rome

Sex. Pompeius Fostlus.
AR denarius, Rome, circa 137 B.C.
Helmeted head of Roma right. X under chin. Jug behind neck.
SEX.PO[M.FOSTLVS] / ROMA She-wolf right, suckling Romulus and Remus. Behind, fig tree (ficus Ruminalis). On left, Faustulus standing right.
3,90 g. Sydenham 461a ; Crawford 235.1a. Nearly extremely fine.

The reverse alludes to the families descent from Faustulus, the shepherd who discovered Remus and Romulus being suckled by the she-wolf on the Palatine Hill and afterwards raised the twins with his wife.

#P1200293

€ 675 ,-