Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius - AR denarius - Eastern mint
Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius.
AR denarius, Eastern mint moving with Pompey, circa 49 B.C.
Q•SICINIVS / III•VIR Diademed head of Apollo right. Star under neck
C•COPONIVS / •PR•S•C The club of Hercules surmounted by the Nemean lion’s skin. Arrow left. Bow right.
4,03 g. Sydenham 939 ; Crawford 444.1a. Good style. Extremely fine
This coinage was struck by Sicinius for the use of the fleet commanded by Coponius in the East for Pompey. To justify this action the formula S(enatus) C(onsulto) is added to make it appear as under senatorial authority.