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Pompey the Great AR Denarius, Sicily, BC 46-45

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Bare head of Pompey r., dolphin below and trident before; NEPTVNI behind head; Rev., Galley with sail and rowers, star in field; Q.NASIDIV in ex.Seaby 20a

The First Triumvirate was the political alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. Unlike the Second Triumvirate, the First Triumvirate had no official status whatsoever; its overwhelming power in the Roman Republic was strictly unofficial influence, and was in fact kept secret for some time as part of the political machinations of the Triumvirs themselves. It was formed in 60 BC and lasted until Crassus' death...

Bare head of Pompey r., dolphin below and trident before; NEPTVNI behind head; Rev., Galley with sail and rowers, star in field; Q.NASIDIV in ex.Seaby 20a

The First Triumvirate was the political alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar, Marcus Licinius Crassus, and Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus. Unlike the Second Triumvirate, the First Triumvirate had no official status whatsoever; its overwhelming power in the Roman Republic was strictly unofficial influence, and was in fact kept secret for some time as part of the political machinations of the Triumvirs themselves. It was formed in 60 BC and lasted until Crassus' death in 53 BC.

After he was defeated by Caesar, Pompey fled to seek refuge in Egypt. However he was greeted with mixed feelings. For Egypt, it would be dangerous to receive Pompey, since that would make Caesar their enemy. It would be dangerous to refuse to receive him, as that would make Pompey their enemy, and, though powerless now, he might one day be in a condition to seek vengeance. It was wisest, therefore, to destroy him. They would invite him to the shore, and kill him when he landed. An Egyptian, named Achillas, was appointed to execute the assassination. A Roman officer, a fellow soldier of Pompey, was present too on the small boat that led them from Pompey's galley to the shore. As Pompey stepped out on the shore, that Roman officer stabbed him in the back. At the same instant Achillas and the others drew their swords. Pompey died on that shore with his wife overlooking the scene from the galley and screaming in despair.

 Pompey the Great, AR Denarius, Sicily, BC 46-45

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