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Sale: CNG 76, Lot: 3251. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Sextus Pompey. 42-40 BC. AR Denarius (3.72 g, 1h). Uncertain Sicilian mint. Quinquereme adorned with aquila, scepter, and trident sailing left before the Pharos of Messana, decorated with a statue of Neptune / The monster Scylla, her torso consisting of dogs and fishes, wielding a rudder as a club. Crawford 511/4a-c; CRI 335 or 335a; Sydenham 1348; RSC 2 or 2a-b. Good VF, toned, typical compact flan, small edge chip, and scrape on edge.

From the John A. Seeger Collection.

The lack of much of the reverse legend prevents a more precise attribution.