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Naville Numismatics Live Auction 19 Now Online


By Naville Numismatics Ltd….

It is our pleasure to present Naville Numismatics (NN) Live Auction 19.

The auction will close on Sunday 13 December 2015, 18.00 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 625 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval coins, all chosen with contribution from Numismatica Ars Classica’s (NAC) experts.

Sicily, Leontini Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BCE
Lot 21: Sicily, Leontini Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BCE. Courtesy Naville Numismatics.

The sale begins with a series of coins from Magna Graecia and Sicily, including an interesting Leontini tetradrachm (ex NAC sale R, 2007, 1072 and NAC sale 78, 1374) and an exceptional drachm of Messana as Zankle (ex NAC sale 64, 2012, 693).

Kingdom of Macedon, Perseus (176 – 168 BCE). Amphipolis Tetradrachm 176-168
Lot 46: Kingdom of Macedon, Perseus (176 – 168 BCE). Amphipolis Tetradrachm 176-168. Courtesy Naville Numismatics.

Of the selection from continental Greece it is worth noting a tetradrachm of Olinthus (ex NAC sale R, 2007, 1105). Another highlight includes a Tetradrachm of Perseus (ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 1413). This part of the sale also includes nice specimens of Lysimachus, Athens, Myrina, and a small series of hecte from Phocaea and Mytilene.

The Roman Provincial section includes a variety of bronzes form Spain, Gaul, Macedonia, Thrace, and Corinth featuring specimens from Lanz’s 2001 sale n. 105 of coins from the BCD collection. Other notable highlights include a very rare medallion for Divs Augustus minted in Leptis Magna (Syrtica), as well as an interesting series of Alexandria tetradrachms.

Egypt, Alexandria Domitius Domitianus Usurper (ruled 297-298). Tetradrachm 297-298 (year 2).
Lot 358: Egypt, Alexandria Domitius Domitianus Usurper (ruled 297-298). Tetradrachm 297-298 (year 2). Courtesy Naville Numismatics.

Another coin of especial note is a very rare tetradrachm of Domitius Domitianus.

The Roman part of the sale boasts an interesting series of Roman Republican denarii and a selection of bronzes from the I. Vecchi 1996 sale n. 3.

Hadrian (ruled 117-138). Aureus 119-122.
Lot 491: Hadrian (ruled 117-138). Aureus 119-122. Courtesy Naville Numismatics.

The Imperial selection of the sale includes: a very interesting series of Augustus (including an attractive aureus), a hard-to-come-by aureus of Hadrian (ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 2225), a very rare medallion of Commodus with a bold representation of Jupiter on his throne, an extremely rare antoninianus of Pacatianus; and a selection of quality bronzes including an attractive Hadrian sestertius (ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 2245), Lucilla As (ex NAC sale B, 1992, 1992), and Marcus Aurelius sestertius (ex NAC sale R, 2007, 1456).

The Italian medieval part of the sale includes a nice selection of Venetian zecchini and a rare Spanish coin struck in Barcelona by Charles I (V) of Spain.

Naville Numismatics Ltd’s partnership with NAC guarantees highly professional numismatic service and certifies an unlimited warranty of authenticity for the lots it sells.

If you have not already done so, please register as a member on our website.

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. It is easy and fast.

Should you have any questions, please call Naville Numismatics at +442078395956 or send an email to [email protected].

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