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Thalia – Muse of Comedy

525593. SOLD $7500

Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.75 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; sandal to left / Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, holding comic mask in right hand, resting left elbow on draped column; Q · POMPONI downward to right, M’VSA downward to left. Crawford 410/9b; Sydenham 821; Pomponia 19; RBW –. Lightly toned, lustrous. EF.

Ex Alan J. Harlan Collection, purchased from Freeman & Sear.