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03-11-2018 – 01-01-1970

Live Auction 44

Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 44

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 44 features a selection of 657 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts. The sale will close on 4 November 2018, 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.

Lot 62: Corinthia. Drachm, circa 360-350 B.C. From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection. Extremely fine. Starting bid: 80 GBP.

The sale begins with a selection of coins, including bronzes and fractions, from Magna Graecia and Sicily, some of them from the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection sold in association with Stacks Bowers Galleries. This section of the sale includes coins from rare mints such as Pisa, Aesernia, Aetna and Catana and also offers an attractive series of coins from Tarentum, Heraclea, Metapontum, Thurium, Athens and Corinth, even beyond a selection of Hellenistic portraits of Seleucid, Parthic and Ptolemaic kings.

Lot 27: Bruttium, Croton. Nomos, circa 380-350 B.C. Very rare. Good Very Fine. Starting bid: 1,150 GBP.

Highlights include a beautiful stater of Croton and a very rare tetradrachm of Hidrieus, satrap of Caria (Ex NAC 18, 2000, 230 and Triton XX, 2017, 308 sales. From the Kallman collection).

Lot 428: M. Antonius with M. Silanus. Denarius, 33 B.C., mint moving with M. Antonius. Rare. Small banker’s mark on obverse. About Extremely Fine. Starting bid: 250 GBP.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes some bronzes from the RBW collection, a beautiful denarius of L. Pomponius, Cn. F., L. Licinius and Cn. Domitius, a well struck denarius of L. Marcius Philippus, a very beautiful denarius of C. Memmius C.f., a rare denarius of Q. Caepio Brutus and an interesting denarius of M. Antonius and M. Silanus. In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as Sextus Pompeius, Marcus Antonius and Octavian.

Lot 430: Octavian, 32-27 B.C. Denarius, circa 29-27 B.C. Rare. Extremely Fine. Starting bid: 1,500 GBP.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus as well as an aureus with Caius and Lucius on reverse, a wonderful sestertius of Nero with Roma seated on reverse, a very rare sestertius of Vespasian depicting the Judea capta and an interesting and scarce aureus of Septimius Severus with the Victory on reverse, even beyond a selection of solidi, siliquae, denarii, tetradrachms, sestertii, dupondii, asses and folles which included Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Faustina I, Lucius Verus, Lucilla, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Elagabalus, Gordian III, Philip I, Philip II, Constantine I, Julian II, Arcadius, Honorius and Theodosius II.
They are also remarkable as a wonderful denarius of Octavian with the herm on reverse and a beautiful denarius of Aelius with the Felicitas.

Lot 635: Romanus IV Diogenes, with Eudocia, Michael VII, Constantius, and Andronicus, 1068-1071. Histamenon, circa 1068-1071, Constantinopolis. Good Very Fine. Starting bid: 200 GBP.

In addition the auction presents an interesting selection of Byzantine, most of them from the Dattari collection, Medieval and Modern World coins and Medals, including a very rare Becker’s restike of Siris and Pixos and a rare medal of Mantova depicting the portrait of Gianfranco Gonzaga on obverse.

Lot 261: Egypt, Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm, circa 108-109 (year 12). Apparently unique. From the Dattari collection. Very Fine/Good Very Fine. Starting bid: 700 GBP.

The Roman Provincial part of the sale includes a selection from the Dattari Collection. It is composed of Alexandrine coins from Octavian to Galerius with various types of obols, diobols, hemidrachms, and drachms featuring rare portrayals of ancient divinities. Highlights include coins of Augustus, Claudius, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Lucius Verus, remarkable specimens both for the state of preservation and rarity.

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.
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