In the endeavor to find an accessible Pompey the Great coin, which I want in the collection due to the historical link with my avatar coin, I negotiated a discount and acquired the following Sextus Pompey coin with his father's portrait: The coin (3.53g) comes from Kolner Munzkabinett, along with original labels and past provenance of Hommel collection. From the beginning, was curious about the wide separation/scratch below "VS" on the obverse, possible excess metal, one merging the chin of Pompey with the edge, and others at some loci of the reverse. All those can be either benign or cruel signs, and I hope you can help me to evaluate all in combination. Upon receiving the coin yesterday, I ordered a £13 USB microscope, and took the following snaps (including the edges, which also show some puzzling long scratches (filing?) marks). Please note, that the pictures I get from the USB device are all mirror images, as I am yet to figure out which software to use to directly take right ones. It may also take a while to load this thread, as I tried to attach the hi-res versions. O1. Obverse legend above the Pompey head. O2-3. Pompey's ear and hair behind it. O4-5. Pompey's face and chin.