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28-04-2018 – 01-01-1970

Live Auction 39

Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 39

Naville Numismatics Live Auction 39 features a selection of 702 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts. The sale will close on Sunday 29 April 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 32: Sicily, Agrigentum. Tetradrachm, circa 475-472 or later. From a collection formed in the ’30s. Marginal area of corrosion on obverse, otherwise Good Very Fine. Starting Bid: 300 GBP.

The sale begins with a selection of coins, including bronzes and fractions, from Magna Graecia and Sicily. This section of the sale includes coins from rare mints such as Caulonia, Adranum, Entella and also offers an attractive series of coins from Tarentum, Metapontum, Thurium, Agrigentum, Messana, Syracuse, Athens and Corinth, even beyond a selection of tetradrachms of Alexander III the Great and Hellenistic portraits of Seleucid, Parthic and Ptolemaic kings. Highlights include a beautiful tetradrachm of Agrigentum.

Lot 398: Roman Republic. Quadrigatus, circa 225-214. Good Very Fine. Starting Bid: 300 GBP.

The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii. This includes a magnificient quadrigatus, a beautiful denarius of Faustulus Cornelius Sulla, a wonderful denarius of M. Iunius Brutus (Ex CNG sale 368, 2016, 384. From the Saint Ludovico and Fifth of Clyde collection), an always interesting denarius of Iulius Caesar with elephant, a beautiful denarius of Lollius Palicanus and a rare denarius of Iulius Caesar and P. Sepullius Macer.
In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as Caesar, Marcus Antonius and Octavian.

Lot 592: Roman Imperial. Faustina junior. Aureus, circa 147-150. About Extremely Fine. Starting Bid: 1,800 GBP.

The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus as well as an attractive aureus with Caius caesar on horseback, a beautiful sestertius of Agrippina senior, mother of Gaius, a wonderul sestertius of Nero with on reverse, a very rare and almost perfect denarius of Hadrian with pontifical implements on reverse, even beyond a selection of denarii, tetradrachms, sestertii, dupondii, quadrantes, asses, solidi and siliquae 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, Julian II, Valentinian I and Valens.
They are also remarkable as a rare aureus of Antoninus Pius with Libertas on reverse (Ex Roma Numismatics sale 39, 2017, 674) and a beautiful aureus of Faustina II with peacock on reverse (Ex Triton sale XIX, 2016, 572).

Lot 694: Signoria di Bologna. Giovanni II Bentivoglio. Emissioni autonome. Doppio Bolognino, 1446-1506. About Extremely Fine/Good Very Fine. Starting Bid: 750 GBP.

In addition the auction presents an interesting selection of Medieval and Modern World coins, as well as an interesting series of gold coins, as a wonderful a rare doppio bolognino of Bologna.

Lot 332: Roman Provincial. Egypt, Alexandria. Trajan, 98-117. Drachm, circa 108-109 (year 12). Extremely rare and probably the best specimen known. About Extremely Fine. From the Dattari collection. Starting Bid: 400 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.
Lots can be viewed in our office in London, by prior appointment only. 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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