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Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 57

Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 57 features a selection of 716 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts. The auction will close on Sunday 26 April 2020, 16.00 UK time, at which time the live session will begin. Absentee bidders can bid electronically through Naville Numismatics website from the day the sale is published online up to the start of the live session.

Lot 71: Sicily. Leontini. Tetradrachm, circa 440-430. Very Fine. Starting Bid: £ 250.

The sale begins with a selection of coins, including bronzes and fractions, from Magna Graecia, Sicily and Greece, some of them from the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection sold in association with Stacks Bowers Galleries.

This section of the sale includes coins offers an attractive series of rare and beautiful coins from Capua, Neapolis, Mateola, Samadion, Tarentum, Metapontum, Cosentia, Nuceria, Agrigentum, Eryx, Himera, Morgantina, Syracuse, Athens and Corinth, even beyond a selection of Alexander III and Hellenistic portraits of Seleucid, Parthic, Sasanian and Ptolemaic kings. Highlights include a well struck dinomos of Thurium, a rare dishekel of Sidon and a beautiful 80 drachmae of Cleopatra VII Thera Neotera.

Lot 372: Quadrigatus, uncertain mint, circa 225-214. Attractive old cabinet tone, Good Very Fine. Starting bid: £150.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a beautiful quadrigatus, a well struck denarius of Q. Caecilius Metellus, a beautiful denarius of L. Rustius, a well preserved denarius of I. Caesar, a rare denarius of I. Caesar with the trophy on reverse and an interesting denarius of Petillius Capitolinus. In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as I. Caesar, Octavian and Marcus Antonius.

Lot 674: Roman Imperial. Julian II. Solidus, Antiochia, circa 361-363, Good Very Fine/Very Fine. Starting Bid: £600.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus, a rare sestertius of Livia, wife of Augustus, a rare denarius of Otho, an interesting series of sestertii of Trajan and Hadrian, a selection of sestertii from the Mazzini collection such as Sabina, Faustina I, Lucilla, Commodus and Crispina, a well preserved as of Antoninus Pius as well from the Mazzini collection, a rare denarius of Diudius Julianus, a rare bronze of Hannibalianus, an interesting solidus of Constantius II, a beautiful solidus of Julian II, a scarce solidus of Valens and a very rare siliqua of Eugenius, even beyond a selection of solidi, siliquae, denarii, tetradrachms, sestertii, dupondii, asses and folles, which includes Gaius, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Vitellius, Vespasian, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla, Geta, Elagabalus, Gordian III, Philip I, Philip II, Trajan Decius, Diocletian, Maximianus I, Constantius I, Maxinus, Licinius, Constantine I and Valentinian I.

Also remarkable are coins such as an aureus of Nero with Jupiter on reverse, an aureus of Domitian Caesar with the Spes and an aureus of Trajan withe the bust of Sol on reverse.

Lot 317: Roman Provincial. Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. Drachm, circa 154-155. Very rare, Good Very Fine. From the Dattari collection. Illustrated in Dattari and RPC. Starting Bid: £700.

The Roman Provincial part of the sale includes a selection from a German collection, some of them also from the Dattari collection. It is composed of Alexandrine coins from Octavian to Galerius with various types of obols, diobols, hemidrachms, and drachms featuring rare portrayals of ancient divinities.

Naville Numismatics Ltd’s partnership with NAC guarantees highly professional numismatic service and certifies an unlimited warranty of authenticity for the lots it sells.

Lots can be viewed in our office in London, by prior appointment only. During the Live session you can see current lots and bid in real time, making it an easy and fast way to participate in the auction.


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