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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1310. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Roman Moneyer Issues] Q. Pompeius Rufus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (3.79 g, 5h). Rome mint. SVLLA. COS before, bare head of Sulla right / Q. POM. RVFI before, RVFVS. COS behind, bare head of the consul Quintus Pompeius Rufus right. Crawford 434/1; Sydenham 908; Kestner 3490-3491; BMCRR Rome 3883-3884; Pompeia 4. Good VF, toned, obverse struck slightly off center, a light obverse cleaning scratch beyond the coin design at the lower right under tone, traces of porosity on the reverse. Wonderful Sulla portrait. ($750)

From the Harry Strickhausen Collection.