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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 66

Naville Numismatics present its Live Auction 66. The auction will close on Sunday 27th June 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 761 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

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Lot 90: Cilicia, Celenderis. Stater, c. 430-420 BC. Lustrous. Well centred and Good Very Fine. Ex Triton sale XXIV, 2021, 735. From the JTB Collection. Starting Price: £1,200.

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 an attractive series of rare and beautiful coins such as Cales, Neapolis, Arpi, Tarentum, Heraclea, Metapontum, Croton, Petelia, Agrigentum, Camarina, Panormus, Syracuse and Athens, even beyond a series of coins from the BCD duplicates, a selection of Hellenistic coins and two interesting Ptolemaic specimens with the portrait of Cleopatra. Noteworthy in this section are a rare stater of Magnesia ad Meandrum, a beautiful stater of Celenderis (Ex Triton XXIV, 735) and a beautiful tetradrachm of Eucratides I (Ex NAC sale 120, 453)

Lot 350: Roman Imperatorial. C. Caesar Octavianus and Marcus Antonius. Denarius, 39 BC, mint moving with Octavian. Rare. Lovely old cabinet tone, About Extremely Fine. From a European collection. Starting Price: £300.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a good denarius of the anonymous series (Ex Kunst und Munzen I, 1967, 10), a well struck denarius of C. Fonteius, a beautiful denarius of M. Volteius M.f. (Ex De Nicola FPL 1, 1969, 391),an interesting denarius of C. Hosidius C.f. Geta, a rare denarius of C. Cassius and Lentulus Spinther (Ex Crippa FPL 1, 1971, 281), a rare denarius of C. Caesar Octavianus and M. Antonius and a rare cistophoric tetradrachm of Marcus Antonius. In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as I. Caesar, Octavian and Marcus Antonius.

Lot 437: Roman Provincial. Antinous, favourite of Hadrian. Medallion, after 130, Tarsus (Cilicia). Exceedingly rare, only three specimens listed in RPC., possibly the best specimen known of this rare issue. Attractive brown tone, gently smoothed on rev., otherwise Good Very Fine/Very Fine. Ex Vinchon 15 November 1965, 136 and M&M 52, 1975, 655 sales. Illustrated in Sabatier 1866. Starting Price: £700.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus and an attractive selection of Roman bronzes and denarii such as an as of Tiberius, a sestertius of Claudius, a sestertius of Nero, a beautiful sestertius of Galba (Ex NAC sale 114, 2019, 1453), a denarius of Vitellius, a rare sestertius of Nerva, a beautiful sestertius of Hadrian, an interesting sestertius of Antoninus Pius with an excellent portrait, a rare as of M. Aurelius from the Mazzini collection, a rare denarius of Manlia Scantilla, an extremely denarius of Septimius Severus minted in Alexandria, a rare antoninianus of Vabalathus and a beautiful argenteus of Maxiamianus Herculius, even beyond an interesting selection of Denari, Antoniniani, Sesterti, Dupondi, Asses and Folles. Very remarkable in this part are an extremely medallion of Antinous (listed on the RPC, illustrated by Sabatier in 1866 and sold by Vinchon and later by M&M) and a very rare medallion of Commodus.

Roman Provincial. Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian (117-138). Drachm, circa 136-137 (year 21). Rare. The second specimen known of this very fascinating issue, attractive brown tone, portrait of lovely style, Good Very Fine. From the Dattari collection. Illustrated in Dattari. Starting Price: £300.

The Roman Provincial part of the sale includes a selection from the Dattari Collection. Naville Numismatics Ltd’s partnership with NAC guarantees highly professional numismatic service and certifies an unlimited warranty of authenticity for the lots it sells.

You can find all lots of Naville’s Live-Auction 66 on their website.

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