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Three Musa Denarii

CNG 109, Lot: 558. Estimate $500.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17.8mm, 3.71 g, 6h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; tortoise behind / Terpischore, the Muse of Dancing, standing right, holding plectrum at her side and tortoise shell lyre. Crawford 410/7a; Sydenham 819a; Pomponia 18a; RBW –. Good VF, deeply toned, some minor encrustation.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 92 (Part I, 23 May 2016), lot 345.