Metellus Scipio - Consul of Res publica Romana from 49 BC to 46 BC
Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius Cornelianus Scipio Nasica was a Roman consul and military commander in the Late Republic.

During the civil war between Julius Caesar and the senatorial faction led by Pompeius Magnus ("Pompey the Great"), he remained a staunch optimate.

He led troops against Caesar's forces, mainly in the battles of Pharsalus and Thapsus, where he was defeated. He later committed suicide.
Metellus Scipio
Consul Metellus Scipio of the Roman Republic

(1) Metellus Scipio 47-46 BC
AR Denarius Africa | Utica
Obverse: G T A above, Q METEL PIVS right, SCIPIO IMP left, the Genius of Africa (Sekhmet the lion-headed Egyptian goddess) standing facing, holding ankh in right hand
Reverse: P CRASSVS IVN right, LEG PRO P R left - Victory standing left, holding winged caduceus in right hand, small round shield in left
Ref: RSC Caecilia 51
Obverse: head of Africa right, laureate and clad in elephant scalp, stalk of grain right, plough below; Q·METELL__SCIPIO·IMP
Reverse: naked Herakles facing, leaning on club set on rock draped with lion's skin; EPPIVS__LEG·F·C
Ref: Crawford 461/1, SRCV I 1380/1 (larg...