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ID:     711299
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     Q. Pomponius Musa
Date Ruled:     66 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 66
Weight:     3.84 g
Die Axis:     4 h
Obverse Description:     Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair rolled back and in loose locks over forehead; flower or rosette before ear; scroll tied with cord behind
Reverse Legend:     Q. POMPONI / MVSA
Reverse Description:     Clio, Muse of History, standing left, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, resting left elbow on column, and reading from an open scroll
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 410/3
Reference2:     Pomponia 11
Reference3:     Sydenham 813
Reference4:     BMCRR Rome 3610; Kestner 3376
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, some lustre remaining under attractive cabinet toning, obverse struck slightly off center
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1299 ($1500)Ex Boyd Collection (Baldwin's, 26 September 2005), lot 152 (part of), with his original ticket (numbered 131); purchased from Spink, 8 August 1896.