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CNG 111, Lot: 625. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.74 g, 11h). Uncertain Sicilian mint. Diademed and bearded head of Neptune right; trident over left shoulder / Naval trophy set on anchor, top of trident visible above helmet; the arms composed of the stem of a prow in right and apluster in left; heads of Scylla and Charybdis at base. Crawford 511/2a; CRI 333; Sydenham 1347; RSC 1a; RBW 1784 corr. (Crawford reference; same obv. die). Choice EF, beautifully toned, a touch off center. Struck from fresh dies of wonderful style.

Ex Molard Collection (Nomos 15, 22 October 2017), lot 211.