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Ancients: Sextus Pompey as Imperator and Master of the Fleet (42-36 BC). AR Denarius (3.39 gm). ...

2011 September Long Beach Signature World & Ancient Coins Auction #3015

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Auction Ended On: Sep 7, 2011
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Sextus Pompey as Imperator and Master of the Fleet (42-36 BC). AR Denarius (3.39 gm). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana, 42-40 BC. [MAG] PIVS IMP ITER, bare head of Pompey the Great right between lituus and capis / Neptune standing left, foot on prow, between the brothers Anapias and Amphinomus, carrying their parents on their shoulders, CLAS ET ORÆ / MARIT EX S C in exergue. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Toning over rather rough surfaces in spots, but an excellent portrait of the elder Pompey. Very fine.

Ex CNG Eauction 147 (6 September 2006), lot 177.
From The BVH Collection.

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