M. Caecilius Q.f. Mettelus AR Denarius, VF, 127 B.C.E.

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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.