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E-Auction 30 Lot 40

ROMAN IMPERATORIAL. Sextus Pompey. AR denarius. 3.64 gm. 17 mm. Uncertain Sicilian mint. 37-36 B.C. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis to left, lituus to right; MAG PIVS IMP ITER / Neptune standing left, holding apluster and resting foot on prow between the Catanaean brothers Anapias and Amphinomus running in opposite directions, bearing their parents on their shoulders; PRÆF above, CLAS ET ORÆ MARIT EX S C in two lines in exergue. CRI 334. Crawford 511/3a. Sydenham 1344. RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Good Very Fine; wonderful expressive portrait, sharply struck; nicely toned with traces of iridescence; some even scrapes on high points.

Ex Early American History Auctions (10 June 2006) lot 1115.

Pompey the Great, struck by his son Sextus Pompey.

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