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CNG 103, Lot: 651. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.87 g, 1h). Uncertain Sicilian mint. Diademed and bearded head of Neptune right; trident over left shoulder / Naval trophy set on anchor, top of trident visible above helmet; the arms composed of the stem of a prow in right and aplustre in left; heads of Scylla and Charybdis at base. Crawford 511/2b; CRI 333; Sydenham 1347; RSC 1a; RBW 1784. Good VF, toned. Good metal.

From the RAJ Collection, purchased from Fred Shore, 2003. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 23 (19 March 2002), lot 1432.