obolos 13
15. June 2019
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Lot 614
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
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Q. Pomponius Musa, 66 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.94 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, lyre key. Rev. Q POMPONI MVSA Calliope standing to right, playing lyre resting on a short column. Crawford 410/2b. Babelon (Pomponia) 10. Sydenham 812. Same dies as Heritage (18.4.2013) lot 24805. Well centered example with nice details. Nearly very fine.

From a European collection, ex Obolos 7, 9 July 2017, 255.

Calliope was the protector of Epic poetry and oratory. It is believed that she is the Muse that Homer was asking guidance from in the first stich of Odyssey: ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ πλάγχθη... Of course, this Musa, being from Latium, only spoke Latin, rather than Greek. So when Homer asked all she did was reply, "That's all Greek to me!".
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
02 Jul 2019 21:07:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
20 Oct 2020 05:26:31 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
360 CHF by Drusus (Bids: 8)

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Lot 614
Starting Price: 100 CHF
Q. Pomponius Musa, 66 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.94 g, 6 h), Rome. Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, lyre key. Rev. Q POMPONI MVSA Calliope standing to right, playing lyre resting on a short column. Crawford 410/2b. Babelon (Pomponia) 10. Sydenham 812. Same dies as Heritage (18.4.2013) lot 24805. Well centered example with nice details. Nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 360 CHF
Lot 615
Starting Price: 25 CHF
C. Cassius Longinus, 55 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18.5 mm, 3.86 g, 5 h), Rome. Head of Genius Populi Romani to right; behind, scepter. Rev. Q•CASSIVS Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, head to right, flanked by lituus and jug. Babelon (Cassia) 7. Crawford 428/3. RBW 1535. Sydenham 917. Porous and flat struck, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Lot 616
Starting Price: 140 CHF
L. Plautius Plancus, 47 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.54 g, 4 h), Rome. L PLAVTIVS Head of Medusa, facing, with coiled snake on either side. Rev. PLANCVS Victory (or winged Aurora) flying right, head turned slightly to the left, holding reins and conducting the four rearing horses of the Sun. Babelon (Plautia) 15. Crawford 453/1a. Sydenham 959. Toned and nicely centered. Rough surfaces. Good very fine.
Hammer Price: 190 CHF
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