Admiring the recent super rare fleet coinage made me want to share this scarce coin of mine. It's a denarius issued by the Pompeian faction from Utica in 47-46 BCE, as they continued the struggle against Caesar after their defeat at Pharsalus. Crawford 460/2, Sear Imperators 41. The reverse has a head of Jupiter which is supposed to evoke memories of Pompey's own issue in the early stages of the Civil War. The reverse is very enigmatic and full of symbolism... there are scales, a cornucopia, an ear of corn, curule chair. There's also supposed to be a dragon's head in the lower right field but unfortunately it's missing here. The overall theme of the reverse seems to allude in various subtle ways to the fertility of Africa. I think I was only able to afford this example because others suspected it's plated... it weighs just 3.00g. However I think it's an official issue, and the light weight is due to the corrosion. Certainly the style seems to be correct. Any opinions are welcome!