15th Feb, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Coins & Banknotes

Lot 13


6 x Roman Imperial, Sestertii comprising: Commodus (AD 177-92) (29mm, 19.27g) Rome mint AD 183, obv. laureate bust right, rev. Minerva right holding javelin and shield, (Sear 5818; BMCRS 511; RIC 368b), GFine; 2 x Severus Alexander (AD 222-35): (1) (30mm, 19.58g) Rome mint AD 232, obv. laureate bust right, rev. SPES PVBLICA around Spes left holding flower and raising skirt, S C across field, (Sear 8019; BMCRE 902; RIC 648), green patina with some spots of corrosion, otherwise Fine; and (2) (32mm, 27.56g) Rome Mint AD 225, obv. laureate and draped bust right, rev. VIRTVS AVGVSTI around Virtus standing holding shield and spear, S C across field, (Sear 8023A; BMCRE 284; RIC 623), GFine; Julia Mamaea (Augusta, AD 222-35) (34mm, 23.09g) Rome mint AD 224, obv. diademed bust right, rev. VENERI FELICI around Venus standing right holding sceptre and Cupid, (Sear 8232; BMCRE 190; RIC 694), Fine; and 2 x Gordian III (AD 238-44): (1) (31mm, 18.60g) Rome mint AD 241-3, obv. laureate and draped bust right, rev. AERTERNITATI AVG around Sol raising right hand, holding globe in left, S C across field, (Sear 8702/ RIC 297a), green patina with some areas of corrosion, GFine; and (2) (28mm, 19.70g) Rome mint AD 243-4, obv. laureate bust right, rev. SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing, head left, holding a sceptre and resting on column, S C across field, (Sear 8740), struck on a small irregular shaped flan, AVF

Sold for £50
Estimated at £80 - £120


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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