15th Feb, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Coins & Banknotes

Lot 10


Roman Imperial, Commodus (AD 117-192) Sestertius (30mm, 20.87g), Rome mint (AD 180), obv. laureate and cuirassed bust right, rev. Commodus on horseback right raising arm in salute, (Sear 5730; RIC 294; BMC Aurelius 1728), vibrant green patina, Fine; together with a quantity of mixed ancient and hammered billon and AE, including Vespasian as (29mm, 7.20g) obv. laureate head right, rev. eagle standing facing on globe divides S C, (Sear 2362), thin planchet warped, near Fine; 3 x Kings of Ceylon Polonnaruwa period AD 1070-1214 AE khavanu, near Fine to Fine; folles, jitals, fractionals etc.; 45 x coins and fragments in total

Sold for £110
Estimated at £60 - £80


Auction: Coins & Banknotes, 15th Feb, 2023

An interesting and eclectic mix of coins spanning over 1000 years of history will go under the hammer in Tennants Auctioneers’ Coins & Banknotes Sale on 15th February. Amongst the nearly 600 lots are rare and fine examples such as a Gold Proof Set issued in 1937 to mark the Coronation of George VI, an AE Drachm produced in Alexandria mint in the reign of the Ptolemy III Euergetes (246-221 BC), a Portuguese Joao V (1720-56) 4 Escudos (Peca) minted in Lisbon in 1727 and two consecutively numbered Bank of England white five pounds.


Tuesday 14th February 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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