M CAECILIUS Q.f. METELLUS AR DENARIUS
Crawford 263/1a, Sydenham 480, Caecilia 29, Very Fine, 17mm, 3.92 grams, Struck Circa. 127 B.C.E., Rome Mint
Obverse: Helmeted had of Roma to right, ROMA behind, denomination mark below chin
Reverse: M · METELLVS · Q · F · around Macedonian shield with elephant's head in central boss, all surrounded by laurel wreath
Nicely cented interesting type! Commemorating the victory of his father Quintus Caecilius Metellus over the Macedonian pretender Andriscus in the battle of Pydna, 148 B.C.E.