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ID:     711300
Type:     Roman Republican
Issuer:     Q. Pomponius Musa
Date Ruled:     66 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Denarius
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC 66
Weight:     4.19 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; star behind
Reverse Legend:     Q. POMPONI / MVSA
Reverse Description:     Q. POMPONI to right, MVSA to left, Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, standing left, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, and holding wand over globe resting on tripod
Mint:     Rome
Primary Reference:     Crawford 410/8
Reference2:     RSC Pomponia 22
Reference3:     Sydenham 823
Reference4:     BMCRR Rome 3628; Kestner 3385
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, handsome gray and iridescent blue toning
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1300 ($1500)From the Harry Strickhausen Collection.