Ancient Coins: ROMAN REPUBLICAN and IMPERATORIAL SILVER: Q. Metellus Pius Scipio, 47-46 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.77g. 17mm. Military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa. Q METELL SCIPIO IMP. Laureate head of Africa to right wearing elephant headdress; plow below; corn in field to right. Rev. EPPIVS LEG F C. Hercules standing and facing resting arm on large club draped with lion's skin. CR 461/1. Sydenham 1051. Sear, Imperators 44. Attractive light toning.
Ex: Tkalec, Zurich, Auction, February 29, 2008, lot 244.See more detailed image
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