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Mike Markowitz has written a CoinWeek article on the Ancient Coins of Pompey the Great. It's a very informative article with some lovely coin photos. Here are just a couple from the article.

Gold aureus for the triumph of Pompey the Great, 71 BCE. Numismatica Ars Classica.
Aureus issued at Rome on the occasion of Pompey's triumph in 71 BCE.

Silver Denarius. Cn. Calpurnius Piso for Pompey the Great. Corcyra mint, 48 BCE. Image: Roma Numismatics.
Denarius of Cn. Calpurnius Piso for Pompey the Great. Corcyra mint, 48 BCE.

 

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Some great coins in there for sure.  Thanks for passing that on @Roman Collector.

Here are mine; since they weren't in the article I thought I'd throw them in.  A posthumous denarius issued by his son in Sicily:

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Sextus Pompey   Denarius (42-40 B.C.) Sicilian Mint MAG•PIVS•IMP•ITER• , head of Pompey Magnus r. between lituus and capis / Neptune left, holding aplustre, foot on prow, with Anapias & Amphinomus, parents on shoulders, [PRÆF] above, CLAS•ET•O[RÆ] / [M]ARIT•E[X• S•C•] (3.47 grams / 16 mm) eBay Dec. 2019 Attribution: Crawford 511/3a; Pompeia 27; Sydenham 1344; BMCRR (Sicily) 7; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great); Sear CRI 334.

A Provincial, Pompey being the namesake of Soloi-Pompeiopolis:

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Pompey the Great (era)    Æ 18 Soloi-Pompeiopolis, Cilicia (c. 50 B.C.-50 A.D.) Bare head of Pompey the Great right / [ΠOMΠHIOΠOΛITΩ?], Nike advancing right, holding wreath; ΔI [ΛΑ ?] in right field. SNG France 1213-1217; SNG Levante 880-882 var. (5.50 grams / 18 mm) eBay June 2022 Lot @ $0.99  Attribution:  Many varieties of this type; most online sources are vague about attribution.  Reverse legends missing, except ΔI in right field.  Some with ΔI also have ΛΑ below.  See: Numismatik Naumann Auct. 42; Lot 576; 03.04.2016; Roma E-Sale 31; Lot 212; Nov. 2016 (asiaminorcoins.com); Artemide Aste 45E; Lot 242; Dec. 15-16, 2018. 

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Wonderful coins pictured in that article. One slight correction: I don't think it's quite accurate to say that Crawford is long out of print and very expensive. There was a reprint just a couple of years ago, and, more importantly, it's now possible to buy both volumes as a pdf.

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2 hours ago, DonnaML said:

Wonderful coins pictured in that article. One slight correction: I don't think it's quite accurate to say that Crawford is long out of print and very expensive. There was a reprint just a couple of years ago, and, more importantly, it's now possible to buy both volumes as a pdf.

My local public library has Crawford on the shelf (both volumes, original 1973ish printing)!  I've checked it out a bunch over the past 30 years.  Good to hear it is available as a pdf - that would be handy to have.

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41 minutes ago, Marsyas Mike said:

My local public library has Crawford on the shelf (both volumes, original 1973ish printing)!  I've checked it out a bunch over the past 30 years.  Good to hear it is available as a pdf - that would be handy to have.

It's not what I would call inexpensive, but the download is available at the Cambridge University Press website. It costs less than a hard copy set if you can find one.

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