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SELECTIONS FROM DIX NOONAN WEBB 2017 SALES

The E-Sylum (2/19/2017)


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Here are some lots I found in current and upcoming Dix Noonan Webb sales. -Editor

Hadrian Sestertius

Hadrian Sestertius

ANCIENT COINS, Roman Imperial Coinage, Hadrian, Sestertius, Rome, 119-22, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder, imp caesar traianvs hadrianvs avg, rev. pont max tr pot cos iii, Emperor seated left on curule chair raised on dais; to left, woman holding child in arms, second child at side, s c in field, libertas restitvta in exergue, 20.95g (RIC 568; BMC 1160; C 949; Sear 3608). Of fine style and workmanship, about extremely fine, attractive tan patina, very rare £1,000-1,200

Footnote
Provenance: C.S. Bement Collection, Naville Auction VIII (Lucerne), 25-8 June 1924, lot 904; bt Baldwin March 1937.

The political or social significance of this reverse type is not entirely clear

Any thoughts on what the reverse scene could represent? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=457&lot_id=165

Marcus Aurelius Dupondius

Marcus Aurelius Dupondius

ANCIENT COINS, Roman Imperial Coinage, Marcus Aurelius, Dupondius, Rome, 170-1, radiate bust right, imp m antoninvs avg tr p xxv, rev. primi decennales cos iii s c in five lines within wreath, 13.18g (RIC 1008; BMC 1407; C 498; Sear 5040). Nearly very fine, dark patina £80-100

Footnote
Provenance: Seaby List M228, July 1934 (17456).

Celebrating the Decennalia or tenth anniversary of the emperor’s accession

It's less common to have so much text on the reverse, and that's what caught my eye on this one; 'Decennalia' is a great vocabulary word! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=457&lot_id=71

Commodus Sestertius

Commodus Sestertius

ANCIENT COINS, Roman Imperial Coinage, Commodus, Sestertius, Rome, 177, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, imp l avrel commodvs avg germ sarm, rev. tr p ii cos p p, pile of arms including cuirass, shields, spears, vexillum and carnyces, s c in field, de germanis in exergue, 25.56g (RIC Marcus Aurelius 1570; C 79; Sear 5740). Good very fine, smooth tan patina £600-800

Footnote
Provenance: A. Bougon Collection, Clément Platt Auction (Paris), 18-19 November 1935, lot 291.

This reverse commemorates the triumph over the Germans and Sarmatians. According to Lampridius, the celebrations took place in Rome on 23 December 176

The Romans sure threw a lot of parties. What's all that stuff on the reverse? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=457&lot_id=2

Maundy Sets: 1875, 1876

Maundy Sets 1875 1876

BRITISH COINS, Victoria (1837-1901), 1875, 1876 (ESC 3528-9; S 3916) [8]. Extremely fine or better £200-260

What's not to love about a great run of Maundy sets? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=452&lot_id=1529

George III Maundy Set 1772

George III Maundy Set 1772

BRITISH COINS, George III (1760-1820), 1772 (ESC 2233; S 2412) [4]. Extremely fine and toned £240-300

To read the complete lot description, see:
/www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=452&lot_id=1471

Charles II (1660-1685) Undated Maundy Set

Charles II (1660-1685) Undated Maundy Set

BRITISH COINS, Charles II (1660-1685), Undated, Twopence with single-arched crown (ESC 590; S 3391) [4]. Of bright appearance, very fine or better £240-300

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=452&lot_id=1579

George III Guinea 1798

George III Guinea 1798

BRITISH COINS, George III (1760-1820), Pre-1816 issues, Guinea, 1798, fifth bust (MCE 402; S 3729). Virtually mint state £600-800

To read the complete lot description, see:
/www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=452&lot_id=199

James Rawson & Son, ‘Morgan’s’ Sixpence, 1811

James Rawson & Son, ‘Morgan’s’ Sixpence, 1811

BRITISH TOKENS, England, LEICESTERSHIRE, Leicester, James Rawson & Son, ‘Morgan’s’ Sixpence, 1811, similar, edge grained, 1.66g/12h (D 8). Extremely fine and toned, extremely rare £240-300

Footnote
Provenance: A.C. Fraser Collection, Spink Auction 74, 29 November 1989, lot 347 (part); W.J. Noble Collection, Part I, Noble Numismatics Pty Auction 58B (Melbourne), 7-8 July 1998, lot 1692; SNC March 1999 (1176); DNW Auction T14, 1 October 2014, lot 548

To read the complete lot description, see:
www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=452&lot_id=2549

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