Search in Feature Auction


CNG Bidding Platform

Information

Products and Services


Use Old Home Page

Feature Auction
CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 451

Q. Pompeius Rufus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 4.04 g, 5h). Rome mint.


CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 451.

Closing Date: May 20 2021 11:00 ET

Roman Republican, Silver

Estimate: $ 1 000

BID NOW

Q. Pompeius Rufus. 54 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 4.04 g, 5h). Rome mint. Bare head of the consul Q. Pompeius Rufus right / Bare head of Sulla right. Crawford 434/1; Sydenham 908; Pompeia 4; RBW 1544. A hint of toning with underlying luster, reverse a tad off center, but with a complete portrait. In NGC encapsulation 4373481-007, graded Ch AU, Strike: 4/5, Surface: 4/5.

This coin issue bears the only portrait of the dictator Sulla. The moneyer was the grandson of Sulla and his home would likely have had portraits of their famous ancestor. Thus, although posthumously struck, the portrait on these coins is probably an accurate representation.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 19 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

We recognize that our users may have various Internet Browsers and Operating Systems. We like our visitors to have the best possible experience when using our bidding platform. However, we do recognize that it is impossible to develop applications that work identically, efficiently and effectively on all web browsers The CNG bidding platform supports Mozilla Firefox (version 86+) and Chrome (version 88+).