6 Batak St.
Varna, 9000

Work Hours
Monday to Friday: 7AM - 7PM
Weekend: 10AM - 5PM

Sextus Pompey Son of Pompey The Great Portraying his Father as Neptune Rare AR Imperatorial Denarius 44-43 BC Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSRD0103


Silver Imperatorial Denarius (18.9mm, 3.25g.) Sextus Pompey, Massilia (Gaul) mint, struck 44-43 B.C. by moneyer Q. Nasidius (fleet commander).

Please allow us up to 3 business days to ship your product. Small variations in shape, weight, and color are to be expected as each piece is handmade.

Limited time quantity discount (single or combined items)

Quantity2 - 34 - 56 - 10
Discount10% OFF20% OFF30% OFF
Price34,20 30,40 26,60 

*Storewide discount applies at checkout on 2+ items until 31 Jul 2024.

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist
SKU: CSRD0103 Categories: , , Tags: , , , , ,

Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey the Great, as an active player during the civil war (45-35 BC) minted several issues (RRC 477, 478, 479, 483, 511). He used them not only to pay his troops and followers but also to promote himself. To do that he started to propagate his exeptional piety – pietas. At first, he was doing that by emphasizing his devotion to his famous father (pietas erga patrem). On this coin you can see him portraying his father as Neptune. Then, he introduced also other meanings of pietas – adversus deos and erga patriam. Sextus promoted the concept in many various ways – using monetary legends, symbols, personifications and allegories. Such a consistency in his propaganda was very unusual for the previous Republican coinage. Thus, it was a key step toward the monetary propaganda we know from the later, imperial coinage.

Coinage reveals that Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey the Great, was a great innovator in terms of ideology and iconography. Although Augustus portrayed himself as the pious successor of Julius Caesar after the latter’s assassination in 44 BC, Sextus Pompey had, in fact, already been developing this ideology after the death of his father in 48 BC. The way Sextus used the memory of his father went beyond the normal boundaries of the Roman Republic, and indeed, was far more radical than the ideology and imagery eventually used by Augustus. In this sense, Sextus Pompey was one of the great innovators of his time. Coinage reveals that Sextus Pompey had an important role in setting the ideological agenda that would eventually shape the ideology of Marc Antony, Octavian and the Roman principate.
Obverse side
Bare head of Pompey the Great right; dolphin below and trident in right field

Reverse side
Galley with a bank of rowers sailing right, helmsman steering rudder, hortator standing on prow; star in the field

A perfect choice for Numismatists, Historians, Military Veterans, Collectors.

Weight 3,25 g
Dimensions 18,9 mm


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Sextus Pompey Son of Pompey The Great Portraying his Father as Neptune Rare AR Imperatorial Denarius 44-43 BC Silver Coin Museum Reproduction CSRD0103”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *