New Muse

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  1. rg3

    rg3 Well-Known Member

    Here is a relatively new muse.
    Feel free to post yours.
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  3. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Congratulations! It's a beautiful example. I am afraid that I have none of the Muse coins, which I think are generally the most expensive of Republican denarii prior to the Imperatorial period.
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  4. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (20x17mm; 3.89 gm, 2h). Rome mint. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; wreath to left. Rev: Polymnia, the Muse of Rhetoric, standing facing, wearing wreath and stola. Crawford 410/10a; Sydenham 817; Pomponia 15
  5. Edessa

    Edessa Well-Known Member

    Roman Republic. Q. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.80g, 3h). Rome mint. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; star of seven rays to left. Rev: Q. POMPONI/MVSA; Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, touching globe set on base with a wand held in her right hand. Ref: Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22; RBW 1488. Near Extra Fine, flat strike on reverse, attractive old cabinet toning. Ex CNG 57 (4 Apr 2001), Lot 952.
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  6. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    That's a very attractive muse. I've only got a single denarius of this series so far but it is one of my favorite coins:
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    Roman Republic AR Denarius(3.81g), Quintus Pomponius Musa, moneyer, 56 B.C., Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; behind, star. Border of dots. / Urania, muse of Astronomy left, holding rod in right hand and pointing to globe resting on tripod; on right, Q POMPONI downwards; on left, MVSA downwards. Border of dots. Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823

    Ex Harlan J Berk, 21 July 2020, ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 146, 6 March 2006, lot 379, ex Gorny & Mosch 133, 11 October 2004, ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH 14, 16 April 2004, lot 479, ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH 11, 7 November 2002, lot 930, ex Numismatik Lanz, München 18, 13 May 1980, lot 253
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  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I want one...I want one..I want one...I want one..I want one...I want one...
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  8. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Beautiful and very desirable coin. I don't have a Musa, but I can echo @Kentucky .... I want one!
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  9. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    nice turtle
    I have 2, not the same dies. P6080794.JPG P6080796.JPG .
  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right; sandal to left
    REVERSE: Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left and leaning left arm on column, holding persona (comic mask) in outstretched right hand
    Rome 55 BC
    3.39g, 16mm
    Crawford 410/9b; Sydenham 821; Pomponia 19
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