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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 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.
Tags: ancient rome sextus six pompey pompeii denarius nasidius neptune romana roman romanorum romen romanorvm roma sixty sixtus sextvs sixth sextvx poseidon neptunis neptvni empire younger son great silver 3 executed execute 35 massilia well centered offcenter flan head impire feinsilber sliver siver argent silber silverish silb off offset certer center centre centers boat ship sailboat fork trident pitchfork saling sailing steamboat clipper warship sails masted ships boats outriggers vessel sail sailingship outrigger thonged thong forks trisul pronged triton prongs pitch

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