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CNG 87, Lot: 936. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 42-38 BC. AR Denarius (21mm, 3.74 g, 2h). Massilia (Marseilles) mint; Q. Nasidius, praefectus classis. Bare head of Cn. Pompeius Magnus right; trident before; below, dolphin right; NEPTVNI 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; RSC 20 (Pompey the Great). Good VF, toned. Good quality metal.

From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.