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680895
Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 895. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 66 BC. AR Denarius (3.84 gm, 9h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair rolled back and in loose locks over forehead; flower or rosette before ear; two flutes crossed behind / Q. POMPONI to left, MVSA to right, Euterpe, the Muse of Music and Lyric Poetry, standing right, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, supporting her head with left hand by resting her left elbow on column, and holding two flutes (tibiae). Crawford 410/5; Sydenham 815; Kestner 3379; BMCRR Rome 3613; Pomponia 13. EF, toned. ($1000)

From the Claude Collection.

See lot 888 for a note on the Muses coinage of Q. Pomponius Musa.