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Roma Numismatics Ltd > Auction XVIIIAuction date: 29 September 2019
Lot number: 894

Lot description:


Q. Pomponius Musa AR Denarius. Rome, 56 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right; handle of plectrum to left / Erato, the Muse of Erotic Poetry, standing right, holding plectrum at side with right hand and lyre with left; Q‚ÄĘPOMPONI downward to left, MVSA downward to right. Crawford 410/7d corr. (obv. symbol and rev. type); (same); BMCRR Rome 3622 corr. (same); RSC Pomponia 17a corr. (same); see P. Davis, "Erato or Terpsichore: A Reassessment" in FIDES, for the identification of the muse as Erato. 3.85g, 18mm, 6h.

Extremely Fine; pleasant light cabinet tone.

From the Dr. Nicholas Lowe Collection;
Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 9, 16 April 1996, lot 692.

Estimate: 500 GBP