Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Summer 2022 Global Showcase AuctionAuction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 33086

Price realized: 6,000 USD   (Approx. 6,020 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


TIBERIUS, A.D. 14-37. AV Aureus (7.75 gms), Lugdunum Mint, A.D. 18-35. NGC EF, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5. Edge Cut.
RIC-29; Calico-305a. "Tribute Penny" type. Obverse: Laureate head right; Reverse: Livia (as Pax), holding scepter and olive branch, seated right on chair; feet on footstool, ornate chair legs, single line below. An extremely beloved type on account of its Biblical connection, this example pops with eye appeal and charm. The surfaces are highly lustrous and the strike is bold, though slightly off center on the reverse. The edge cut noted by NGC is seen near 3 o'clock, though it is rather marginal and does nothing to detract from the beauty. An excellent example and one that instills much awe in the eyes of the beholder.

Estimate: $4000 - $6000

Match 1:
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > January 2023 NYINC AuctionAuction date: 13 January 2023
Lot number: 20147

Price realized: 4,600 USD   (Approx. 4,248 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


TIBERIUS, A.D. 14-37. AV Aureus (7.75 gms), Lugdunum Mint, A.D. 36-37. NGC EF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5. Ex Jewelry. "Boscoreale" tone.
RIC-29; Cal-305C. "Tribute Penny" type. Obverse: Laureate head right; Reverse: Livia (as Pax), holding branch and scepter, seated right on throne with decorated legs. Despite its former status as a jewelry piece, this example is largely without handling and yields an impressive tone reminiscent of the famous Boscoreale hoard.

Estimate: $3000 - $6000

Match 2:
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Collector's Choice November 2022 AuctionAuction date: 14 November 2022
Lot number: 74115

Price realized: 360 USD   (Approx. 349 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


TIBERIUS, A.D. 14-37. AR Denarius (3.84 gms), Lugdunum Mint, A.D. 18-35. NGC Ch F, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-30; RSC-16A. Obverse: Laureate head right; Reverse: Livia (as Pax) seated right on chair with ornate legs, holding scepter and branch. Despite some time in circulation, the present example yields a strong strike and limited evidence of marking or granularity. A charming and fully presentable example of the popular Biblical "Tribute Penny" type.

Estimate: $150 - $300

Match 3:
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Summer 2022 Global Showcase AuctionAuction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 33087

Price realized: 2,200 USD   (Approx. 2,207 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


TIBERIUS, A.D. 14-37. AR Denarius (3.78 gms), Lugdunum Mint, A.D. 18-35. NGC Ch AU, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 5/5.
RIC-30; RSC-16a. Obverse: Laureate head right; Reverse: Livia (as Pax) seated right on chair with ornate legs, holding scepter and branch. A stunningly magnificent example of this incredibly popular Biblical "Tribute Penny," this pretty Denarius is strongly struck and quite lustrous. Very little wearing is seen on the design, leaving this piece as an immensely popular type accounting to its connection to Jesus and the synoptic Gospels.

From the Jones Collection.

Estimate: $1600 - $2400

Match 4:
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > Summer 2022 Global Showcase AuctionAuction date: 22 August 2022
Lot number: 33102

Price realized: 4,200 USD   (Approx. 4,214 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


VESPASIAN, A.D. 69-79. AV Aureus (7.10 gms), Lugdunum Mint, ca. A.D. 70. NGC Ch F, Strike: 4/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-1108; Calico-611. Obverse: Laureate head right; Reverse: Neptune standing left, with foot on prow, holding dolphin and trident. Seeing quite a bit of handling and usage in commerce, this example nevertheless retains commendable details from a bold strike. Being problem free, it presents an opportunity for a more affordable example of Roman gold from Lugdunum, a RARE chance in today's market.

Estimate: $1500 - $3000

Match 5:
Stack's Bowers Galleries (& Ponterio) > January 2023 NYINC AuctionAuction date: 13 January 2023
Lot number: 20157

Price realized: 2,400 USD   (Approx. 2,216 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


NERO WITH AGRIPPINA JUNIOR, A.D. 54-68. AR Denarius (3.40 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. 55. NGC EF, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 3/5. Edge Chips.
RIC-17; RSC-4. Obverse: Jugate busts right of Nero, bareheaded and with drapery at back of neck, and of Agrippina Junior, bareheaded and draped; Reverse: Chariot drawn left by quadriga of elephants; on two chairs set on chariot are seated two male figures, Divus Claudius, radiate and holding eagle-tipped scepter, and Divus Augustus, holding patera and scepter. A RARE type featuring not just the youthful, infamous emperor, but also his mother, Agrippina the Younger, this specimen offers charming toning and solid overall detail, with the noted edge chipping being quite mild.

Estimate: $1000 - $2000