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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 77


Naville Numismatics presents its Live Auction 77. The sale will close on Sunday 13th November 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 682 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

Lot 90: Pamphilia, Perge. Tetradrachm, c. 250 BC. Old cabinet tone, traces of double striking, otherwise good very fine. Starting Price: £300.

The sale includes a selection of coins from the collection of a Mentor. This first section of the sale starts with a beautiful drachm of Tarentum, an interesting nomos of Heraclea, a well preserved nomos of Metapontum, a rare litra of Zankle, a rare bronze of Lipara, a well preserved tetradrachm of Alexander III, a good tetradrachm of Lysimachus, a rare stater of Ambracia, a rare stater of Phaestus, a well preserved drachm of Sinope and even beyond a selection of Hellenistic coins and a series of coins of Tarentum, Metapontum, Heraclea, Sybaris, Croton, Syracuse, Macedonia, Athens, Corinth, Seleucid kings, Phoenicia, Judaea and Egypt.

Noteworthy in this section are a well preserved tetradrachm of Perge, a stater of Tarsus (Ex NAC sale 132, 2022, 366), a beautiful tetradrachm of Seleucus I with the types of Alexander III and very rare decadrachm of Arsinoe.

Lot 381: L. Cornelius Sulla with L. Manlius Torquatus. Denarius, 82 BC, mint. Moving with Sulla. Extremely fine. Starting Price: £50.

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

This includes a good denarius of Postumius Albinus Sp. f., an interesting denarius of C. Marcius Censorinus, a good denarius of Q. Antonius Balbus, a well preserved denarius of P. Satrienus, a good denarius of L. Rustius, an interesting denarius of C. Iulius Caesar and a scarce tetradrachm of Marcus Antonius and Octavia.

Lot 513: Trajan (97-117). Denarius, c. 112-114, Rome. Restored issue of L. Scribonius Libo. Of the highest rarity, apparently the fourth specimen known. Lightly toned and very fine. Starting Price: £1,000.

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 denarius of Otho, a well preserved denarius of Vespasian, a rare sestertius of Trajan (Ex NAC sale 23, 2022, 1544), a beautiful sestertius of Hadrian, a well preserved dupondius of Marcus Aurelius (Ex CNG sale 90, 2012, 1568), a rare denarius of Pertinax, a rare denarius of Pescennius Niger, a beautiful antoninianus of Pupienus, an iteresting 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, Argentei, Denari, Antoniniani, Sesterti, Dupondi, Asses and Folles.

Very remarkable in this part are a restored issue denarius of Trajan of the highest rarity, a very rare aureus of Diocletian and a very rare solidus of Theodosius I (Ex Künker sale 270, 2015, 8995)

Lot 273: Egypt, Alexandria. Hadrian (117-138). Tetradrachm, c. 117-118 (year 2). Apparently unique. From the Dattari collection. Nicely toned and good very fine. Starting Price: £350.

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.


View all lots of the sale in the online auction catalog.

For further information about the auction house, visit the Naville Numismatics website.