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Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 58

Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 58 features a selection of 790 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts. The auction will close on Sunday 14 June 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 95: Sicily, Syracuse Decadrachm – 50 Litrae circa 317-310, Extremely rare variety, only one specimen listed in standard reference, Very Fine. From a Swiss collection from Tessin assembled in the 1920’s. Starting Bid: £500.

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 with important pedigree and offers an attractive series of rare and beautiful coins from Neronken, Vetulonia, Frentum, Larinum,  Herdonia, Orra, Sidis, Sturni, Uxentum, Tarentum, Metapontum, Sybaris, Croton, Agrigentum, Cephaloedium, Entella, Eryx, 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 rare decadrachm or 50 Litrae of Syracuse and gold daric of Persia.

Lot 461: M. Antonius and Octavianus with M. Barbatius. Denarius mint moving with M. Antonius, 41 BC. Very Fine. Starting Bid: £60.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii.

This includes well struck denarius of C. Fonteius, a well preserved denarius of L. Marcius Philippus, a good denarius of C. Publicius Malleolus, A. Postumius Sp. f. Albinus and L. Metellus, a rare denarius of M. Cato, a scarce variety of a denarius of Mn. Fonteius, a well preserved denarius of M. Volteius M.f., a good denarius of I. Caesar and an interesting bronze of I. Caesar and C. Clodius.

In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as I. Caesar, Octavian and Marcus Antonius.

Lot 529: Domitian. Aureus, circa 77-78, Obverse well centred, Very Fine/About Very Fine. Starting Bid: £850.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus, a rare sestertius of Gaius, a rare sestertius of Nero, an interesting series of sestertii of Vespasian, a scarse sestertius of Titus with the Annona on reverse, a well preserved sestertius of Lucius Verus, a scarce sestertius of Lucilla (Ex M&M 1965), an hammereded sestertius of Septimius Severus, a beautiful denarius of Pupienus, a scarce double sestertius of Gallienus and a solidus of Theodosius II, even beyond a selection of solidi, siliquae, denarii, tetradrachms, sestertii, dupondii, asses and folles, which includes Tiberius, Gaius, Claudius, Nero, Galba, 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 Constantius II.

They are also remarkable such as an aureus of Augustus with bull on reverse, an aureus of Nero and a solidus of Gratian.

Lot 308: Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian. Drachm, circa 130-131 (year 15), Æ. Very fascinating issue, portrait of lovely style, attractive brown tone and Good Very Fine. Ex Kress sale 154, 1972, lot 346. From the Dattari collection. Illustrated in Dattari. From a private German collection. Starting Bid: £400.

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 at the Naville 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.


You can find all lots of the auction online on the Naville Numismatics website.

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