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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 810. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Sextus Pompey. 40-39 BC. AR Denarius (3.97 g, 8h). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; jug behind, lituus before / Neptune standing left, holding aplustre, resting foot on prow, between the brothers Anapias and Amphinomus, carrying their parents on their shoulders. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Good VF, deep gray toning, traces of horn silver on reverse. Wonderful high relief portrait.

From the Harry Strickhausen Collection.