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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 64

Naville Numismatics new Live Auction 64 is online. The sale will close on Sunday 21th March 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 746 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

Lot 117: Greek. Kingdom of Pontus. Mithradates VI Eupator (c. 120-63 BC). Tetradrachm, c. 87-86. From the Pozzi Collection. Attractive old cabinet tone, About Extremely Fine. Starting price: £1,000.

The sale includes 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 first section of the sale starts with a group 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 Neapolis, Orra, Tarentum, Croton, Petelia, Entella, Eryx, Messana, Selinus, Syracuse, Tauromenium, Kossura, Melita and Athens, even beyond a series of coins from the BCD duplicates and a selection of specimens depicting Hellenistic portraits of Seleucid. Noteworthy in this section are a beautiful tetradrachm of Mithradates VI of Pontus (Ex Pozzi collection) and a tetradrachm of Ptolemy I as satrap of Egypt.

Lot 448: Roman Republic. P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther. Denarius, c. 74 BC. Rare. Attractive iridescent tone. Good Very Fine. Starting price: £300.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a beautiful quadrigatus, an interesting denarius of L. Cassius Q.f., a beautiful denarius of P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, a rare quinarius of M. Antonius and M. Aemilius Lepidus and a rare denarius of C. Caesar Octavianus with L. Cornelius Balbus. In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as I. Caesar, Octavian and Marcus Antonius.

Lot 555: Roman Imperial. Commodus (177-192). Medallion, 184-185, Rome mint. Extremely rare. Several areas of corrosion; otherwise Good Very Fine. Starting price: £1,400.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus and an attractive selection of Roman bronzes and denarii such as a sestertius of Drusus, a sestertius of Nero, a beautiful denarius of Domitian, a sestertius of Marcus Aurelius, a very rare medallion of Commodus, a scarce antoninianus of Pupienus, a rare follis of Constantine I, a selection of solidi of Constantius II and a beautiful solidus of Theodosius II, even beyond an interesting selection of denarii, antoniniani, sestertii, dupondii, asses and folles. Very remarkable in this part are an aureus of Vespasian and a beautiful sestertius of Titus.

Lot 383: Egypt, Alexandria. Commodus (177-192). Tetradrachm, 185-186 (year 26). Extremely rare, only three specimens known and two in private hands. Toned, Good Very Fine/Very Fine. Starting price: £350.

The Dattari Collection

The Roman Provincial part of the sale includes a selection from the 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.

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.

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

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. To view all lots, visit the Naville Numismatics website.

Should you have any questions, please call Naville Numismatics at +442033028770 or send an email.