14th Feb, 2024 10:30 GMT/BST

Coins & Banknotes

  Lot 11


Mixed Roman Imperial Bronze Coinage; 9 coins, predominantly earlier empire; highlights include; Nero as, 28mm, 9.29g, Lugdunum mint AD 65, obv. Nero facing right, rev. Nero as Apollo advancing right playing lyre (RIC 454, Sear 1975) SPQR countermark over the neck of Nero, these countermarks were applied by Gallic rebels around AD68 under the command of the rebel governor Vindex; countermark and host coin fine and rare; Nero as, 26mm, 9.53g, Rome mint AD 66, obv. laureate head right, rev. temple of Janus with closed doors (RIC 306, Sear 1974) fine; Claudius as, 27mm, 11.52g, Rome mint AD C.50-4, obv. bare head left, rev. Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand (RIC 97, Sear 1859) fine; Agrippa as, 26mm, 12.23g, minted under Caligula, Rome mint AD 37-41, obv. head left wearing rostral crown, rev. Neptune standing facing, head left, (RIC 58, Sear 1812) verdigris spots, near fine-fine; Caligula AE29, 13.19g, Segobriga mint AD 37-41, obv. laureate head left, rev. SEGO BRIGA in wreath, (RPC 476, Burgos 1724) fine; and, Hadrian sestertius, 30mm, 23.53g, Rome mint AD 135, obv. laureate head right, rev. Pax seated left holding olive branch and sceptre (RIC 770, Sear 3615) near fine - fine; together with, 2x Claudius quadrantes and an Antoninus Pius as

Michael Whiteley Collection

Sold for £300
Estimated at £150 - £200


Auction: Coins & Banknotes, 14th Feb, 2024

The upcoming specialist coins, banknotes, and tokens sale at Tennants offers a diverse selection of high-quality lots to appeal to numismatists of all interests. The sale includes ancient, hammered, and milled coins, both British and foreign, as well as an interesting collection of 18th-century tokens, Maundy money, and banknotes. Of particular note is an exceptional collection of coins from the late Michael Whiteley, president of The Yorkshire Numismatic Society in 2000, featuring Roman, hammered, and milled coins, including high-grade Georgian and Victorian silver coinage.

The gold section boasts some excellent 17th and 18th-century British gold coinage, including a Charles I gold unite, a George II, two guineas 1738, and a rare George III guinea 1763, all in highly collectable grades. These coins are in addition to a range of Victorian and modern gold coins.

Maundy sets are also well represented in the sale, with many sets in their original cases, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The earliest set on offer is a Charles II Maundy set 1679. Collectors of tokens will be delighted to find a good number of 18th-century provincial tokens, many in top grades, including a lot of four choice Thomas Spence tokens.

The sale also includes a superb example of a 17th-century marriage medal by renowned medallist Sebastian Dadler, in good very fine or better condition. Finally, the sale boasts a significant number of modern Royal Mint silver proofs and commemorative coinage. Overall, the sale offers a wide variety of quality lots that will surely appeal to collectors of all numismatic fields.


Tuesday 13 February 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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