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ID:     33-116
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     P. Licinius Crassus Jr and Q. Caecilus Metellus Pius Scipio
Date Ruled:     47-46 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 47-46
Obverse Legend:     CRASS INV LEG PRO PR
Obverse Description:     Turreted head of the city goddess of Utica right, grain ear behind; caduceus in front; prow of ship below; uncertain object above
Reverse Legend:     METEL PIVS SCIP IMP
Reverse Description:     Trophy between lituus and jug.
Mint:     Utica, North Africa
Primary Reference:     Crawford 460/3
Reference3:     Syd 1049
Photograph Credit:     Asta del Titano
Notes:     This type was struck in Utica, the Roman capital of Africa and the center for the Pompeian opposition to Caesar at this time. This type was struck under the Pompeian commander-in- chief, Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio with the legate P. Licinius Crassus Junianus