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Ancient Rome Sextus Pompey Denarius (Nasidius, Neptune)  44BC and 43BC
Ancient Rome Sextus Pompey Denarius (Nasidius, Neptune) 44BC and 43BC

This struck silver denarius is from the Roman Republic minted in Rome with Sextus Pompeius and Q. Nasidius, about 3.5 grams. The obverse shows NEPTVNI with head of Pompeius Magnus, dolphin below head and a trident in the field. The reverse has a galley sailing right with a star in the field and Q·NASIDIVS.

This is a rare coin.

worn: $500 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $3000
well preserved: $10000

In the composite image below, three examples labeled (A), (B), and (C) appear.

(A) One of the finest known examples: $30000+ from a 2007 auction
(B) A nice, well preserved coin: $4500 from a 2008 auction
(C) Porous, smaller head off-center: $800 from a 2008 auction


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Coin: 19642 , Genre: Ancient
Requested by: Kavalski, Sat, 25-Jul-2015 05:58:48 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 25-Jul-2015 16:41:25 GMT
Requester description: 42BC 38 Roman Empire - Sextus Pompey, younger son of Pompey the Great.Silver Denarius (3.44 g), 42-38 BC. Executed 35 BC. Minted in Massilia.
Very Rare. Well centered on a full flan with the head of Pompey in high relief.
denar NEPTVNI
Q.NASIDIVS
Tags: ancient rome sextus sixth pompey pompeii denarius nasidius neptune anciet romana roman romen roma sixtus sextvs sextvx neptunis neptvni nasidivs empire younger son great silver 3 executed execute massilia well centered offcenter full flan head high relief impire siliver sliver argent silber silverish slver silb off center centers boat ship sailboat fork trident pitchfork saling sailing steamboat clipper warship sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail outrigger thonged thong forks ptichfork pronged triton prongs pitch pittchfork

  

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