An unusually complete denarius of Sextus Pompey
Lot 576
Sextus Pompey, † 35 BC. Denarius (Silver, 19 mm, 3.44 g, 11 h), military mint in Sicily, 37-36. MAG•PIVS•IMP•ITER The Pharos of Messana surmounted by a statue of Neptune standing right, holding trident in his right hand and with his left foot on prow; in foreground, galley left with aquila on prow; scepter, trident, and grappling-iron in stern. Rev. PRAEF•CLASS•ET•ORAE•MARIT•EX•S•C The monster Scylla left, her torso of dogs and fishes, wielding a rudder as a club with both hands. Babelon (Pompeia) 22. Crawford 511/4a. RBW 1786. Sydenham 1348. Beautifully toned and unusually complete. Faint die breaks on the obverse, otherwise, good very fine.
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