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Urania, Muse of Astronomy

Triton XXII, Lot: 882. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 4.10 g, 4h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; star of eight rays to left / Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, touching with wand held in right hand a globe set on base; Q • POMPONI downward to right, MVSA downward to left. Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22; BMCRR Rome 3628-32; RBW 1488. EF, toned.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Baldwin’s.