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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 901. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 66 BC. AR Denarius (3.96 gm, 3h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair rolled back and in loose locks over forehead; flower or rosette before ear; calceus (sandal) behind / MVSA to left, Q. POMPONI to right, Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, standing left, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, holding comic mask, leaning on column, without pedum (crook) in left hand. Crawford 410/9b; Sydenham 821; Kestner 3388; BMCRR Rome 3624; CNR Pomponia 32/6 (this coin); Pomponia 21. EF, toned. ($1000)

From the Claude Collection.

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