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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.
 Estimated: $ 1 000

Roman Republican, Silver

Sold For $ 2 750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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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.

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