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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius
Denarius (grs 3,92 and 19 mm) from one of the admirals of Sextus Pompeius. Main hypot. for issuance : 44-43 BC in Massalia (other : mint moving with Sextus in Sicily around 40 BC).
Obverse: Head looking right of Cn. Pompeius Magnus ; bef. trident ; below, dolphin ; behind, NEPTUNI.
Reverse : galley sailing right ; above, star ; below, Q. NASIDIUS.
Crawford 483/2. Sydenham 1350. Sear (Imp.) 235. Babelon Pompeia 28 (p. 354, vol. 2).
Again (see the didrachm from Akragas) the clear advantage of concavity for the reverse (with no neg. impacts on the observe).
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Date added:Jan 13, 2012
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SPQR Coins  [Jan 13, 2012 at 07:11 PM]
beautiful toning, I love it!
cicerokid  [Jan 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM]
This one's the winner 5*
Lloyd T  [Jan 15, 2012 at 08:39 PM]
Superb! In particular, the rendition of the galley is remarkable.
David Atherton  [Jan 16, 2012 at 07:16 PM]
I agree with all the above comments. Truly a masterpiece.
maridvnvm  [Jan 16, 2012 at 08:43 PM]
A truly fantastic coin.
ickster  [Feb 05, 2012 at 06:09 PM]
Wow! thanks's for sharing.
labienus  [Feb 12, 2012 at 08:56 AM]
Sorry for the delay but many thanks for the comments (to be forwarded - if "possible" - to the engraver !!!!).
Randygeki(h2)  [Feb 13, 2012 at 03:28 AM]
awesome coin!
Jochen  [Oct 04, 2012 at 08:47 PM]
I'm jealous!
Nebukadnezar  [Oct 05, 2012 at 10:04 AM]
fantastic
ronald v  [Feb 08, 2014 at 09:31 PM]
Super great
kc  [Aug 05, 2014 at 07:06 AM]
beautiful, super!!!