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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 63

Naville Numismatics present their Live Auction 63. The auction will close on Sunday 7th February 2021, 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. The auction features a selection of 725 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

Lot 19: Etruria, Populonia. 10 Units, c. 425-400 B.C. Rare. Nice old cabinet tone, Good Very Fine. Starting Price: £650.

The first section of the sale starts with a selection of coins of Hispania, including some rarities and rare specimens. After that, the sale continues with an attractive series of rare and beautiful coins such as Populonia including an interesting 10 units of Populonia (Ex Artemide Kunstauktionen XLI, Wien 2014, 5; CNG sale 327, 2014, 4 and Kunker sale 295, 2017, 84), Tarentum, Metapontum, Laus, Paestum, Caulonia, Croton, Petelia, Zankle, Syracuse and Athens, even beyond a series of coins from Judea and a selection of specimens depicting Hellenistic portraits of Seleucid, and a beautiful tetradrachm of Acanthus (Ex NAC sale R, 2007, 1003), and a well preserved shekel of Tyre (Ex NAC sale 114, 2019, 1216).

Lot 373: Roman Republic. Triens, c. 225-217 B.C. Dark green patina and a metal flaw on reverse, otherwise Very Fine. Starting Price: £350.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a beautiful anonymous triens, a beautiful denarius of C. Terentius Lucanus, a well preserved denarius of D. Iunius Silanus L.f., a rare denarius of L. Cassius Longinus, a very beautiful denarius of C. Memmius C.f. and a very rare denarius of Octavianus and M. Vipsanius Agrippa. In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as I. Caesar, Octavian and Marcus Antonius. The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus, an attractive selection of Roman bronzes with a strong pedigree.

Lot 311: Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. Drachm, c. 141-142 (year 5). From the Dattari collection. Extremely rare. Nice brown tone, Good Very Fine. Starting Price: £200.

Dattari Collection

Giovanni Dattari was born in Livorno on 19th April 1858 and moved to Egypt with his family after the death of his father in 1875.

He is known to have been a keen and competent amateur-merchant of Egyptian antiquities and Greek and Roman coinage. His study in the family villa in Cairo was a common meeting place for archaeologists, Egyptologists and numismatists.

Dattari started his coin collection in 1891 and by 1894 it was comprised of 395 pieces in base silver and 2207 in bronze.

Lot 318: Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius. Drachm, c. 153-154 (year 17). From the Dattari collection. Rare. Lovely patina, bold portraits of excellent style. Good Very Fine. Starting Price: £350.

By 1903 the collection had grown to 6835 Alexandrian, 91 archaic Greek, 230 of Alexander the Great, 910 Ptolemaic, 19320 Roman coins and 630 lead and silver pieces and in the following years this number of coins more than doubled.

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