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Eight Muses

Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 3209. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $1110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (4.14 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre key to left / Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry, standing right, leaning on pedestal, playing lyre. Crawford 410/2a; Sydenham 811; Pomponia 9. Near EF, toned, light “P” graffito in obverse field under tone. Exceptional strike for issue.

From the John A. Seeger Collection.