Gens Sicinia was a plebeian family of Rome. Ancient documentation places the name in use during the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. This Latin name in its masculine adoptive form evolved into the modern Italian word Sicignano, a town in Salerno and surname dominant in Southern Italy, especially in Campania.
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.