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CNG 111, Lot: 626. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.92 g, 12h). Uncertain Sicilian mint. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis to left, lituus to right / Neptune standing left, holding apluster and resting foot on prow between the Catanaean brothers Anapias and Amphinomus running in opposite directions, bearing their parents on their shoulders. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great); RBW 1785. EF, lustrous, struck slightly off center, a couple marks on reverse.

From the Alan J. Harlan Collection. Ex Randy Haviland Collection (Gemini X, 13 January 2013), lot 364; Berk BBS 124 (3 January 2002), lot 394; Berk BBS 118 (17 January 2001), lot 345; Berk BBS 116 (17 October 2000), lot 430.