Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61297Auction date: 23 October 2022
Lot number: 98003

Price realized: 600 USD   (Approx. 610 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
BRITAIN. Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Cunobelin (ca. AD 8-41). AR unit (13mm, 1.19 gm, 8h). NGC Choice XF. Ca. AD 20-41. CVNO, bare headed, draped, and winged bust right, seen from front / TASCIO, sphinx seated left. ABC 2870. Van Arsdell 2057-1. SCBC 313. Spink 313. Sharply struck from high-relief dies.

From the Historical Scholar Collection. Ex Chris Rudd, private sale with old dealer tag; Chris King Collection

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > NYINC Signature Sale 3106Auction date: 17 January 2023
Lot number: 33238

Price realized: 2,600 USD   (Approx. 2,407 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Ancients
Gaius (Caligula) (AD 37-41). AR denarius (18mm, 3.54 gm, 8h). NGC Choice XF 4/5 - 2/5. Lugdunum, AD 37-38. C•CAESAR•AVG•GERM•P•M•TR•POT, laureate head of Caligula right / AGRIPPINA•MAT•C•CAES•AVG•GERM, draped bust of Agrippina Senior right, seen from front, hair arranged in ringlets along brow line and gathered into looped plait at back. RIC I 14 (Rome). Great attention was paid to the portrait of Agrippina showing her with hair that was fashionable of the time, and Caligula's portrait shares features very similar to Tiberius, showing iconographical familial connection when where was not in fact a direct lineage to one another.

There is scholarly disagreement over the mint location for Caligula's precious metal coinage. C. H. V. Sutherland and R. A. Carson, writing in Vol. I of RIC, state their belief that the early, bare headed coinage of Caligula, like that of Tiberius, was struck in Gaul at the mint of Lugdunum, but that late in AD 37, minting operations were transferred to Rome and continued there for all subsequent issues, identified by a laureate head of the emperor. J. B. Giard, author of the Bibliotech Nationale catalog in Paris, believes all of Caligula's gold and silver issues were minted in Lugdunum, and this view is supported by David R. Sear in "Roman Coins and Their Values."

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Heritage World Coin Auctions > Showcase Auction 61309Auction date: 12 February 2023
Lot number: 21002

Price realized: This lot is for sale in an upcoming auction - Bid on this lot
Lot description:


Ancients
BRITAIN. Catuvellauni & Trinovantes. Tasciovanus (ca. 20 BC-AD 10). AV stater (17mm, 5.41 gm, 2h). NGC AU 4/5 - 3/5. Trinovantian N, ca. 20-15 BC. Two crossed open wreaths with opposed crescents and three pellets in center; pellet in annulet on each arm / T-AS-C, Celticized horseman galloping right, raising carnyx; wheel motifs around. Van Arsdell 1730-5. SCBC 158. Cleanly struck in attractive "rose gold."

From A Professor's Collection of Ancient and Medieval Coinage. Ex Davissons, Auction 7 (21 August 1996), lot 11

Tasciovanus had a long and eventful reign as one of the most powerful Celtic kings of Britain. His coinage was one of the largest and most sophisticated of the era. Long thought to be a Trinovantan king, he is now accepted as a ruler of the Catuvellauni who also held sway over the neighboring Trinovantes.

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