Naville Numismatics Live Auction 76

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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 76

Naville Numismatics present their Live Auction 76. The auction will close on Sunday 2nd October 2022, 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 614 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.


Lot 104: Greek. Lycia, Pericles (380-375). Stater, c. 380-375. Lightly toned and extremely fine. Starting price £2,000.

The sale includes a selection of coins from the collection of a Mentor. This first section of the sale starts with an interesting 20 Units of Populonia, a wonderful nomos of Neapolis (Ex Astarte sale 1, 1998, 7), a rare bronze of Canusium, a rare bronze of Rubi, a very rare stater of Orrescii, a rare triobol of Sparta and even beyond a selection of Hellenistic coins and a series of coins of Tarentum, Metapontum, Heraclea, Poseidonia, Croton, Syracuse, Macedonia, Athens, Aegina, Corinth, Seleucid kings, Phoenicia, Judaea and Egypt. Noteworthy in this section are a wonderful Lycian stater (Ex Busso Peus 399, 2009, 178; Busso Peus 403, 2011, 199 and Roma Numismatics XXXIII, 2022, 318 sales), an extremely rare drachm of Artavasdes II, 56-34 and a wonderful tetrashekel of Bodashtart, 384-370.


Roman Republic. L. Cestius and C. Norbanus. Aureus, January-April 43. Very rare, minor marks, nice portrait of Africa o obverse, Good Very Fine. Starting price £4,000.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a beautiful quadrigatus, a well preserved anonymous denarius (Ex Giessner Münzhandlung 58, 1992, 534 and NAC N, 2003, 1463 sales), a beautiful denarius of P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, an interesting denarius of Q. Sicinius, a very rare aureus of L. Cestius and C. Norbanus and a wonderful C. Cassius and well struck denarius of Lentulus Spint (Ex Leu 7, 2020, 1530 and Roma Numismatics XXII, 782 sales).


Roman Imperial. Claudius (41-54) Sestertius, uncertain Iberian mint, c. 41-42. Rare a fascinating issue. Lovely green patina and About Extremely Fine. Starting price £700.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus and also an attractive selection of Roman bronzes and silver coins such as a sestertius of Claudius, an aureus of Vespasian, a well preserved as of Domitian, a wonderful denarius of Trajan, a well struck sestertius of Hadrian, a beautiful denarius of Hadrian, a rare antoninianus of Carausius, a selection of follis from the Rauceby Hoard, found in Lincolnshire, July 2017 (submitted for consideration as Treasure and returned to the finders. PAS ID: LIN-F6D516. BM Ref: 2017 T649), even beyond an interesting selection of Solidi, Denari, Antoniniani, Sesterti, Dupondi, Asses and Folles.


Roman Provicial. Egypt, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius (138-161). Drachm circa 141-142 (year 5). Only two specimens listed in RPC. Nice light brown tone, About Very Fine. From the Dattari collection. Only two specimens known. Illustrated in RPC. Starting price £800.

Very remarkable in this part are a beautiful aureus of Vespasian (Ex Rauch 111, 2020 and Roma Numismatics XXIII, 2022, 877 sales), a rare aureus of Trajan (Ex Naville 36, 2017, 664) and a very aureus of Probus (Ex NAC 114, 2019, 1678 and Naville 52, 2019, 665 sales).

The Roman Provincial part of the sale includes a selection from the Dattari Collection and an interesting selection of Egyptian coins from a British 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.


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. Here you can find the online catalog.

For further information, visit the website of Naville Numismatics.