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Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 606

The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.86 g, 11h). Uncertain Sicilian mint.


Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I
Lot: 606.
 Estimated: $ 3 000

Roman Republican, Silver

Sold For $ 4 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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The Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.86 g, 11h). Uncertain Sicilian mint. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis to left, lituus to right, MAG • PIVS • IMP [• ITER] around / Neptune, naked but for chlamys on left arm, holding apluster and resting right foot on prow, standing left between the Catanaean brothers Anapias and Amphinomus running in opposite directions, bearing their parents on their shoulders; [PRÆF] above, CLAS • ET • OR[Æ]/(MAR)IT • EX • S • [C] in two lines in exergue. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great); BMCRR Sicily 7-10; RBW 1785. Deep old cabinet tone. EF. A wonderful portrait of Pompey the Great.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 102 (18 May 2016), lot 815; Chiltern Collection (Roma 7, 22 March 2014), lot 975; Tkalec (18 February 2002), lot 119; Triton IV (5 December 2000), lot 430; Münzen und Medaillen AG 53 (29 November 1977), lot 227.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Two – Greek Coinage Part II through Roman Imperial Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday afternoon, 14 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.