Classical Numismatic Group

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13-11-2018 – 01-01-1970

Electronic Auction 432

Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 432

CNG’s Electronic Auction 432 features 634 lots and closes on Wednesday, 14 November 2018, beginning at 10 AM ET.

Lot 24: Thessaly, Phalanna. Drachm, mid 4th century BC. Near VF, dispersed toning. From the BCD Collection. Estimate: $100.

This sale again offers a group of Thessalian issues from the BCD Collection, …

Lot 278: The Republicans. Q. Labienus Parthicus. Denarius, early 40 BC. VF, toned, crystallized metal that has broken into five pieces and has been glued back together with a piece in the center missing. Extremely rare. From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Estimate: $1,000.

… as well as additional selections of rare Roman Republican issues from the Andrew McCabe Collection. The selection of Roman Republican coins from the Andrew McCabe Collection contains many important rarities in both silver and bronze, as well as extensive and original catalogue notes written by the collector. Notable among the rarities in silver are a denarius of Quintus Labienus Parthicus (Obv. A/Rev. 3), the rarest variant of the Pompey Pietas series with mintmark B, a very rare victoriatus of the pentagram series, a rare denarius of M. Aufidius with IVX value mark, an Imperatorial rarity of Plautius Plancus when supporting Octavian, and the mysterious and very rare Sekhmet type of Scipio and Crassus Junior in Africa. The denarius types also include many other high quality types of the second and first centuries. The bronze types include a range of rare and unpublished overstrikes, some in groups for illustrative purposes, and one – an exceedingly rare dolphin triens – that has significance for Punic war monetary history. The first published example of the dolabella triens and a very rare RRC 141 type with wren rather than eagle are among other highlights. The catalogue notes are extensive and include much new research on Republican numismatics that is likely to be the basis of future publications.

Lot 303: Domitian as Caesar. Aureus, AD 69-81, Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 75. Good VF, reddish tone around devices, underlying luster. From the WRG Collection. Estimate: $5,000.

Roman Imperial collectors have a number of interesting bronze, silver and gold issues to browse.

Lot 481: Anglo-Saxon, Pale Gold Phase. Thrymsa – Shilling (‘Two Emperors’ type), circa 650-675, Mint in Kent(?).VF, edge chip, struck from rusted dies. Estimate: $1,500.

Finally, the sale is rounded out by an extensive offering of Anglo-Saxon thrymsas, sceattas, and pennies, perhaps the finest CNG have ever presented in an electronic auction.

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