He was formerly an officer under Crassus. He was a supporter of Pompeius Magnus. In 43 BC, he was proscribed by the Triumvirate, but was subsequently pardoned, and came to be regarded as a greatly respected member of the Senate.
Gens Coponia was a plebeian family at Rome. The family was prominent at Rome during the first century BC.
Reverse: Nemean lion's skin draped over club; arrow left; bow right, C·COPONIVS ·PR·S·C
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 3.9 g
Pompey's moving mint (Greece). Issue was probably used to pay Pompey soldiers. It mentions S·C in legend in order to pretend to be the official issue authorized by senate. Q. Sicinus struck these coins in exile in the east when he retreated with Pompey from Italy before Ceasar's invasion. Praetor C. Coponius was commander of Pompey's fleet in the easter Mediterranien. Star below Apollo may represent a comet which occured in 49 BC.