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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1358. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Roman Imperatorial Issues] SEXTUS POMPEY. 42-40 BC. AR Denarius (3.55 g, 8h). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana. MAG. PIVS IMP. ITER, bare head of Pompey the Great right; jug behind, lituus before / [P]RÆF. above, [CL]AS. ET. ORÆ./[MARI]T. EX. S. C. in two lines in exergue, Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in right hand, resting right foot on prow, between the brothers Anapias and Amphinomus, carrying their parents on their shoulders. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; Kestner 3783-3784; BMCRR Sicily 7; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Good VF, deep toning, tiny chip and hairline flan crack at 12 o'clock at edge. ($1500)

From the Harry Strickhausen Collection.