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    Q. Pomponius Musa, moneyer. 66 B.C. AR denarius. Laureate head right of Apollo; behind, scepter/Melpomene standing facing, holding club and mask. Cr. 410/4, Syd. 816, Pomponia 14. Choice VF.
    All the nine "Muses" minted by Q. Pomponius Musa are quite scarce save one. For some reason, the denarii bearing the reverse with Erato, Muse of Erotic Poetry, are extremely rare and seldom offered. On this coin, Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy, is depicted, holding her attributes. (NGC ID# 5RJF, PCGS# 100321)


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