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ID:     802151
Type:     Roman Provincial
Region:     CYRENAICA
City:     Cyrene
Date Ruled:     Circa 34-31 (?) BC
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE28
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     Circa 34-31 (?) BC
Diameter:     28 mm
Weight:     11.27 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Legend:     KAI TAMIAC
Obverse Description:     head of Zeus-Ammon right
Reverse Description:     Sella castrensis; to right, fasces to left and right; [P]ΟςΠΙΟΧ above sella, [A]ΝΤΙCΤΠΑΤ below; [Λ Λ] across field
Primary Reference:     RPC I 920
Reference2:     BMC 27-31
Reference3:     MÜller, Afrique 425-427
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     VF, green and brown patina.
Notes:     A Pupius Rufus was quaestor of the province of Cyrene and is believed to have struck coinage from around 34 BC up to the battle of Actium in 31 BC. His issues bear the traditional Cyrenaican image of Zeus Ammon and the head of Libya on the obverses, while the reverses feature the issuer’s own types: the sella castrensis and the fasces, which are associated with the office of the propraetor, and the sella quaestoria, hasta, and sacculus, which are associated with the office of the quaestor.