Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius - Imperator of Res Publica Romana from 81 BC to 81 BC
Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius was a pro-Sullan politician and general who was Consul in 80 BC. He was the principal Senatorial commander during the Sertorian War, fighting alongside Pompeius Magnus.

He was given the agnomen (nickname) “Pius” because of his constant and unbending attempts to have his father officially recalled from exile.

During the entire 80s BC, he was shown to be one of Sulla’s best subordinates. A traditionalist supporter of the Senate’s prerogatives, he had no other objective apart from fighting the populism of Marius and Cinna, and did not participate in the atrocious violence that marked the arrival of the dictatorship of Sulla.
Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius
General Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius of the Roman Republic

AR Denarius Military Mint | Gallia Cisalpina
Obverse: diademed head of Pietas right, hair tied in a knot, and wearing earring; stork right
Reverse: elephant left, bell hanging from its neck Q·C·M·P·I
Ref: Crawford 374/1, SRCV I 301, Sydenha...
AR Denarius Gallia Cisalpina
Obverse: Diademed head of Pietas ; stork in right field.
Reverse: Elephant walking left; Q•C•M•P•I in exergue.
Ref: Crawford 374/1