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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 79

Naville Numismatics presents its Live Auction 79. The auction will close on Sunday 12th February 2023, 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 741 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and Modern coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts.

Lot 177: The Ptolemies. Ptolemy II Philadelphos (285–246). Octodrachm, c. 251-250, Alexandria. In name of Arsinoe. A very attractive portrait struck in high relief, minor marks, otherwise About Extremely fine. Starting price: £6.000.

The sale includes a selection of coins from the collection of a Mentor. This first section of the sale starts with a well preserved sextans (Ex Coin Galleries), an extremely rare bronze of Pompeii (?), a very rare didrachm of Selinus, a well preserved triobol of Maroneia, a very rare stater of Corinth (Ex Cgb sale 6 December 2022, 34), and even beyond a selection of Hellenistic coins and a series of coins of Tarentum, Metapontum, Heraclea, Poseidonia, Croton, Syracuse, Macedonia, Athens, Corinth, Seleucid kings, Phoenicia, Egypt and Mauretania. Noteworthy in this section are a stater of Philip III, a wonderful tetradrachm of Lysimachus, a stater of Mithradates VI, a wonderful tetrashekel of Sidon and a rare and well preserved octodrachm of Arsinoe.

Lot 438: Roman Republic. Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius. As, c. 48-32. Lovely light green patina, Good Very Fine. Lovely light green patina, Good Very Fine. Starting price: £100.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a well preserved denarius of C. Servilius M.f., an interesting denarius of M. Marcius Mn.f., a rare denarius of L. Cornelius Sulla Imperator with L. Manlius Torquatus, a well preserved as of Sextus Pompeius and a wonderful denarius of L. Mussidius Longus (ex Roma e-sale 49, 505).

Lot 551: Roman Imperial. Trajan (98-117). Sestertius, 116-117, Rome mint. Wonderful brownish tone, minor smoothing on edge, otherwise About extremely fine. Starting price: £400.

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 rare denarius of Gaius, an aureus of Nero caesar, an interesting sestertius of Nerva, a rare and well preserved sestertius of Trajan (Ex CNG sale 55, 2000, 1217), an aureus of Marcus Aurelius, a rare denarius of Pescennius Niger, a well preserved as of Gordian (from the collection of a Mentor) and 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.

Lot 295: Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian (81-96). Diobol, circa 86-87 (year 6). Very rare, only four specimens listed in RPC, of which two in private hands, nice brown tone, Good Very Fine. From the Dattari collection. Starting price: £200.

Very remarkable in this part are a rare aureus of Galba (Ex Naville sale 72, 481), a wonderful denarius of Otho, an interesting aureus of Domitian (Ex Naville sale 70, 424), a wonderful denarius of Pertinax and a very rare aureus of Caracalla. 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. 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.


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