Naville Numismatics Live Auction 19 now online



Through Naville Numismatique Ltée….

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

The auction will close on Sunday 13 December 2015 at 6:00 p.m. UK time when the live session will begin.

Absent bidders can bid electronically through the Naville Numismatics website from the day the sale is posted online until the start of the live session.

The auction presents a selection of 625 lots of Greek, Roman, Byzantine and medieval coins, all chosen with the contribution of Numismatica Ars Classica’s (NAC) experts.

Sicily, Leontini Tetradrachme circa 440-430 BCE
Lot 21: Sicily, Leontini Tetradrachme c. 440-430 BC. Courtesy of Naville Numismatics.

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

Kingdom of Macedonia, Perseus (176 - 168 BCE).  Amphipolis tetradrachm 176-168
Lot 46: Kingdom of Macedonia, Perseus (176 – 168 BC). Amphipolis tetradrachm 176-168. Courtesy of Naville Numismatics.

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

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

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

Another particularly notable coin is a very rare tetradrachm from Domitius Domitianus.

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

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

The imperial selection of the sale includes: a very interesting series of August (including a pretty aureus), a rare Hadrian’s aureus (ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 2225), a very rare medallion of Convenient with a bold portrayal of Jupiter on his throne, an extremely rare Antoninian of Pacatian; and a selection of quality bronzes including an attractive Hadrian’s sestertius (ex NAC sale 78, 2014, 2245), Lucille As (ex NAC vente B, 1992, 1992), and Marcus Aurelius sestertius (ex NAC sale R, 2007, 1456).

The medieval Italian part of the sale includes a fine selection of Venetians zucchini and a rare Spanish coin minted in Barcelona by Charles I (V) from Spain.

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

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The lots can be viewed in our London office by appointment only.

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