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25-10-2014 – 01-01-1970

Live Auction 10

Ancient quality coins at reasonable prices

Naville Numismatics announces the Live Auction 10, which will start closing on Sunday 26th October 2014, at 18.00 UK time, when the Live session will begin.

The auction features a selection of 293 lots of Greek, Roman and Italian coins, selected with the contribution of NAC’s experts.

Sicily, Centuripae Hexas circa 211-200, 17mm., 2.40g. SNG Lloyd 928. Calciati 7. Campana 5. Ex NAC sale O, 2004, 1290. From the A.D.M. collection. Green patina, VF. Starting bid: £150.

The sale begins with a series of coins from Magna Graecia and Sicily, featuring rare bronzes including a Centuripae hexas, Ex NAC sale O, 2004, 1290, from the A.D.M collection, a Segesta bronze, Ex NAC sale 29, 2005, 100, from the A.D.M. Collection, and a Solus bronze, Ex NAC sale O, 2004, 1384, from the ADM collection.

Lucania, Metapontum Nomos circa 540-520, 24mm., 7.83g. Johnston-Noe 158. Historia Numorum Italy 1482. Ex Artemide 9, 2005, 15 and NAC 78, 2014, 1349 sales. Light iridescent tone and good very fine. Starting bid: £200.

The highlights of this part of the sale are an interesting didrachm of Neapolis and a Metapontum nomos, Ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 1349.
For continental Greece it is worth noting a selection of duplicates from the BCD Collection of Lokris-Phokis, and a selection of hecte from Mytilene and Phocaea.
The Roman part of the sale boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican denarii and a selection of bronzes from the I. Vecchi Sale 3, 1996.

Titus, 79-81. Sestertius circa 80-81, 32.5mm., 19.36g. Flavian amphitheatre (The Colosseum); C 400. BMC 190 and pl. 50, 2 (these dies). RIC 184 (these dies). CBN 189 (this reverse die). Kent-Hirmer pl. 68, 239 (obverse only). Very rare and an issue of great fascination. Green patina and about very fine/fine. Starting bid: £800.

The Imperial part of the auction includes a very rare and interesting sestertius of Titus with Colosseum, a nice as of Agrippa and an interesting aureus of Antoninus Pius.


Julian of Pannonia, November 284 – February 285. Antoninianus Siscia circa late 284, billon 22mm., 3.29g. C 8. RIC 5. Very rare. About very fine. £250.

For the late Roman period the auction includes some rarities, as an antoninianus of Julian of Pannonia, a Solidus of Constans as Caesar, a Galla Placidia bronze, ex CNG 165, 2007, 289, and a tremissis of Majoran.
The sale includes also a small selection of Medieval Italian coins, including a group of interesting Genoa and Venice specimen.
The above selection is in line with our goal of providing quality coins at a reasonable price, operating exclusively through electronic channels.

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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Lots can be viewed in the London office, by prior appointment only.
During the Live session, you can see current lots and bid in real time. It is easy and fast. Should you have any questions, please call Naville Numismatics at +442078395956 or send an email.

You can find all highlights of Live Auction 10 on the website of the auction house.

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