Q. Pompeius Rufus. 54 BC. AR Denarius, Rare portrait of the dictator Sulla.
Q. Pompeius Rufus. 54 BC. AR Denarius 18 mm. 3.6 gm. Rome mint. Obv: Q POM RVFI RVFVS COS, Bare head of the consul Q. Pompeius Rufus right, Rev: SVLLA COS, Bare head of Sulla right. Crawford 434/1; Sydenham 908; Pompeia 4; RBW 1544.
From the Kalevala Collection. Ex VAuctions 338/Triskeles 28 (21 June 2019, $910 hammer), lot 256. Rare. This rare issue represents the only portrait of the dictator Sulla. Issued by the grandson of Sulla, the portrait on this denarius is considered to be an accurate likeness.
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