The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey.
|Triton XVI, Lot: 875. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $9000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
42-38 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.72 g, 6h). Massilia (Marseilles) mint. Q. Nasidius, commander of the fleet. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; trident before; below, dolphin right; NEPTVNI downwards behind / Galley with bank of rowers right, under full sail, helmsman steering rudder, hortator standing on prow; star to upper left; Q • NASIDIVS below. Crawford 483/2; CRI 235; Sydenham 1350; Kestner 3698; BMCRR Sicily 21-4; RSC 20 (Pompey the Great). EF, darkly toned, traces of porosity, tiny deposit on reverse. Excellent, artistic portrait. Wonderful strike for issue.