15th Feb, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Coins & Banknotes

  Lot 15


6 x Roman Imperial & Provincial AE, comprising: 2 x Domitian (AD 81-96) AE Asses, comprising: (1) (29mm, 11.79g) Rome mint AD 88, obv. laureate head right, rev. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC around Domitian standing facing left sacrificing from patera over altar, to left lyrist and flutist, S C in exergue (BMCRE 434; RIC 623), darkly toned, Fine or better; and (2) (29mm, 12.98g) Rome mint AD 90, obv. laureate head right, rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI around Virtus standing right holding spear and parazonium, (Sear 2817; BMCRE 452; RIC 397), obv. with surfaces deposit, near Fine; Trajan (AD 98-117) AE As (29mm, 12.25g), Rome mint AD 105, obv. laureate bust right, rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI around legionary eagle between two standards, S C across the field, (Sear 3238; BMCRE 946a; RIC 588), some verdigris and corrosion particularly affecting rev. legend, otherwise pleasant green and red patina, VF/AVF; Diva Faustina Sn. (d. AD 141) AE As (28mm, 11.11g), Rome c. AD 147), DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, rev. AVGVSTA around Ceres enthroned left, (Sear 4647; BMCRE 1577; RIC 1170), near Fine; Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-80) AE As (27mm, 12.84g), Rome AD 161, obv. laureate head right, rev. CONCORD AVGVSTOR TR P XVI around Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus clasping hands, S C across field, COS III in exergue, (BMCRE 1021; RIC 830; cf.Sear 5057), clear legends, dark brown patina, AVF; and Alexandria, Trajan (AD 98-117) AE 34 (34mm, 19.07g), dated year 12 [AD 108-9], obv. laureate bust of Trajan right, rev. the emperor holding sceptre and palm in a qaudriga drawn by four elephants right, Nike standing left on elephants' heads, LIB [year 12] in exergue, (RPC III 4297; cf.BMC 509),weak legends, otherwise green patina with earthen highlights, near Fine

Sold for £60
Estimated at £100 - £150


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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