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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 898. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 66 BC. AR Denarius (3.90 gm, 8h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair rolled back and in loose locks over forehead; flower or rosette before ear; tortoise behind / MVSA to left, Q. POMPONI to right, Terpischore, the Muse of Dancing, standing right, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, holding lyre and plectrum at her side. Crawford 410/7a; Sydenham 819; Kestner 3381; BMCRR Rome 3619; CNR Pomponia 31/6 (this coin); Pomponia 18a. Good VF, obverse banker's mark on neck, lightly toned. ($750)

From the Claude Collection.

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