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CNG 111, Lot: 627. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.82 g, 5h). 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. In NGC encapsulation, 4282921-001, graded Ch XF, Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5. Well struck and deeply toned.

Ex Künker 280 (26 September 2016), lot 431 (hammer of €4600).