Naville Numismatics’ Live Auction 49
Naville Numismatics Live Auction 49 features a selection of 690 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine coins, all chosen with contribution from NAC’s experts. The sale will close on 12 May 2019, 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 sale begins with a selection of coins, including bronzes and fractions, from Magna Graecia, Sicily and Greece, some of them from the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection sold in association with Stacks Bowers Galleries.
This section of the sale includes coins offers an attractive series of coins from Neapolis, Tarentum, Heraclea, Metapontum, Thurium, Velia, Caulonia, Croton, Syracuse, Athens and Corinth, even beyond a selection of Hellenistic portraits of Seleucid, Parthic and Ptolemaic kings.
Highlights include a wonderful stater of Philip II, and a rare tetradrachm of Autophrades.
The Roman selection boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican bronzes and a striking array of denarii.
This includes a beautiful denarius of M. Vargunteius, an interesting denarius of L. Titurius and L.f. Sabinus, a beautiful bronze of Iulius Caesar and C. Clovius and a rare denarius of Sextus Pompeius.
In this part, there is also an interesting selection of Republican portraits such as I. Caesar, Sextus Pompeius, Marcus Antonius and Octavian.
The Imperial selection of the sale features an attractive series of Augustus, a wonderful as of Tiberius, an interesting sestertius of Agrippina Senior, a rare sestertius of Gaius with the three sisters on reverse, an interesting series of Nero, a beautiful sestertius of Domitian, a magnificent cistophoric tetradrachm of Nerva (Ex CNG 90, 2012, 1524 and NAC 106, 2018, 607 sales), a pleasant sestertius of Trajan, a rare denarius of Plotina, a well struck sestertius of Sabina, a very rare sestertius of Didius Julianus, an important sestertius of Geta from the Woodward collection, even beyond a selection of solidi, siliquae, denarii, tetradrachms, sestertii, dupondii, asses and folles, some of them from an old Canadian collection and from the M.J. collection, which includes Claudius, Nero, Galba, Vitellius, Vespasian, Domitian, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Geta, Elagabalus, Gordian I, Balbinus, Gordian III, Philip I, Philip II, Trajan Decius, Trebonianus Gallus, Postumus, Diocletian, Carausius, Allectus, Maximianus I, Constantius I, Galerius, Severus II, Licinius I, Constantine I, Julian II, Jovian, Valentinian I, Gratian, Magnus Maximus and Flavius Victor.
They are also remarkable as an aureus of Nero and a very rare sestertius of Gordian I.
In addition the auction presents an interesting and beautiful selection of Byzantine, Medieval and Modern World coins.
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.
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