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27-04-2015 – 01-01-1970

Numismatic Sale #31

Unique Roman Medallion of Volusian at Agora Auctions

Agora Auctions sale #31 is now live, which begins closing on April 28th, 2015.

Volusian. A.D. 251-253. Medallion. Rome mint. Ex Wiczay collection, published by Eckhel in 1775 and cited by Cohen. Extremely rare. Estimate: $ 1,000.

The highlight of this sale is lot 187, a unique Roman medallion of the emperor Volusian, which has a very old pedigree. The coin, formerly residing in the Wiczay collection, was first published by Eckhel in 1775, and subsequently cited in Cohen. Purchased after Wiczay’s death c. 1830 by the Parisian coin dealer Rollin, it had been missing until its recent chance discovery at a coin show in the United States.

Diadumenian. As Caesar, A.D. 217-218. Dupondius. Rome mint. Very Rare. Estimate: $ 500.

Other highlights of this sale are a rare dupondius of Diadumenian as Caesar …

Julia Titi. Augusta, A.D. 79-90/1. Denarius. Rome mint, Struck A.D. 80-81. Rare. Estimate: $ 300.

… several scarcer Imperial issues of Julia Titi, Clodius Albinus, Quietus, Domitius Domitianus, Hanniballianus and Eugenius …

Egypt, Alexandria. Titus. A.D. 79-81. Tetradrachm. Dated RY 3 = A.D. 80/1. Ex Malloy collection. Estimate: $ 100.

… a further installment of interesting Roman Provincial coins from the Alex Malloy collection, and a number of other attractive coins. Finally, rounding out the sale is a nice selection of a few dozen fine antiquities.

As always, Agora Auctions offers the usual selection of interesting and attractive antiquities.

More information on the sale provides the website of Agora Auctions.