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Triton XV, Lot: 1478. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.95 g, 11h). Uncertain mint in Sicily, possibly Catania. MAG • PIVS • IMP • ITER, bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis behind, lituus before / Neptune standing left, holding aplustre in right hand, resting right foot on prow, between the Catanaean brothers, Anapias and Amphinomus, carrying their parents on their shoulders; PRÆF above; in two lines in exergue, CLAS • ET • ORÆ •/[MAR]IT • EX • S • C. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 344; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Near EF, toned, light scratch on obverse. Struck on a broad flan.