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Thalia, Muse of Comedy

Triton XXII, Lot: 883. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.74 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; sandal behind / Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, holding comic mask in right hand, resting left elbow on draped column; Q · POMPONI downward to right, M’VSA downward to left. Crawford 410/9b; Sydenham 821; Pomponia 19; BMCRR Rome 3624; RBW –. EF, lustrous.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear.