Coin 505 - an AR Denarius of C. Vibius Pansa Caetronianus struck 48 BC in Rome
Obverse: mask of Pan right, PANSA
Reverse: radiate Jupiter Axurus seated left, holding patera and long scepter, IOVIS·AXVR· C·VIBIVS·C·F·C·N
Coin Summary
This coin is an AR Denarius struck 48 BC in Rome

It weighs 3.9 grammes and measures an unknown number of millimeters in diameter. The die axis is unknown.


It is classified as Roman Republican (59-44 BC) and belongs to J B

Notes
Coin depicts radiated beardless Jupiter Axurus who seems to be simmilar to the Apollo, Sol or Syrian Jupiter Heliopolitanus. His temple complex from the first century BC stood on the cliff above town Terracina which gave to the world the word terrace. Moneyer was adoptive son of C Vibius C.f. Pansa. He became tribune in 51 BC and supported Caesar. In 43 BC he and Aulus Hirtius were sent with two senate armies to attack Marc Antony. Their armies won the battle of Forum Gallorum near Mutina but Hirtius died in the battle and Pansa was mortally wounded so Octavian Caesar became commander of the whole army.
References
Crawford 449/1a; SRCV I 420; Sydenham 947; RSC I Vibia 18; Sear CRI 20