Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 525Auction date: 19 October 2022
Lot number: 1028

Price realized: 2,250 USD   (Approx. 2,284 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Tiberius. AD 14-37. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.75 g, 3h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 14-15. TI CΛESΛR DIVI ΛVG F ΛVGVSTVS, laureate head right / TR POT XVI, IMP VII in exergue, Tiberius driving slow quadriga right, holding eagle-tipped scepter in left hand, laurel branch in right. RIC I 1; Lyon 120; Calicó 307; Biaggi 171. Test cut on obverse, light marks. VF.

From the Conti Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 434 (12 December 2018), lot 304.


Estimate: 3000 USD

Match 1:
Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIAuction date: 10 January 2023
Lot number: 685

Price realized: 20,000 USD   (Approx. 18,642 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Tiberius, with Divus Augustus. AD 14-37. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.81 g, 8h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 14-16. TI CΛESΛR DIVI ΛVG F ΛVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right / DIVOS ΛVGVST DIVI F, laureate head of Divus Augustus right; six-pointed star above. RIC I 24; Lyon 118, 6a (D3/R4); Calicó 311; BMCRE 29; BN 1-2; Adda 16 (same rev. die); Biaggi 167; Jameson 32; Mazzini 3 (Tiberius and Augustus). Lustrous, a few minor marks, some faint hairlines. EF. Two wonderful portraits. Rare.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 119 (with Jesús Vico, 6 October 2020), lot 7.

The son of Augustus' wife Livia by her previous marriage to a member of the Claudian family, Tiberius Claudius Nero was born in 42 BC in the last days of the Roman Republic. Augustus had ambivalent feelings toward his stepson, finding him dour and humorless, but still provided him with an excellent education and an accelerated career. He found his true calling as a soldier, where he spent years in the field with his legions expanding the Empire's holdings and the Balkans and Germany. In 12 BC, Augustus arranged for his widowed daughter Julia to marry Tiberius, seemingly a mark of high favor. But Julia was promiscuous and capricious, and the marriage was a failure. A despairing Tiberius went into exile in Rhodes in 6 BC, seemingly ending his public life. With the deaths of Augustus' two grandsons, Tiberius was recalled to Rome in A.D. 4, officially adopted and granted the Tribunican power, marking him out clearly as successor. From then forward, he was essentially co-emperor and succeeded to the throne without challenge upon Augustus' death on August 19, AD 14. His first coinage issues quite understandably stressed his dynastic connections and the deification of his adoptive father.

Estimate: 25000 USD

Match 2:
Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 121Auction date: 6 October 2022
Lot number: 794

Price realized: 8,000 USD   (Approx. 8,129 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Claudius. AD 41-54. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.75 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 44-45. TI • CLAVD • CAESAR • AVG • P • M • TR • P • IIII, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding out fold of drapery below chin with right hand and holding in left hand a winged caduceus pointing down at serpent gliding right with head erect. RIC I 27 (Rome); von Kaenel Type 22, 553 (V356/R–[unlisted rev. die]); Lyon 42 ; Calicó 366; BMCRE 26; BN 40-1; Biaggi 209; Jameson 42; Mazzini 55. Underlying luster, some scratches and contact marks, light die rust and deposits on obverse, edge scuff on reverse. Good VF.

From the Conti Collection. Ex Dix Noonan Webb 126 (22 September 2014), lot 3513. Reportedly found near Tamworth, Staffordshire.


Estimate: 7500 USD

Match 3:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 525Auction date: 19 October 2022
Lot number: 1029

Price realized: 425 USD   (Approx. 431 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Tiberius. AD 14-37. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.75 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 15-16. Laureate head right / Tiberius driving triumphal quadriga right, holding eagle-tipped scepter and branch. RIC I 4; Lyon 122; RSC 48. Deep toning with some iridescence, a few faint scratches and marks, compact flan. VF.


Estimate: 300 USD

Match 4:
Classical Numismatic Group > Auction 121Auction date: 6 October 2022
Lot number: 795

Price realized: 4,000 USD   (Approx. 4,064 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Claudius. AD 41-54. AV Aureus (19mm, 7.76 g, 11h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mintt. Struck AD 44-45. TI CLAVD • CAESAR • AVG • P • M • TR • P • IIII, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding out fold of drapery below chin and holding winged caduceus pointing down at serpent gliding right. RIC I 27 (Rome); von Kaenel Type 22, 572 (V339/375); Lyon 42; Calicó 366; BMCRE 26; BN 40-1; Biaggi 209. Some scratches and contact marks, trace deposits. Near VF.


Estimate: 4000 USD

Match 5:
Classical Numismatic Group > Electronic Auction 525Auction date: 19 October 2022
Lot number: 1040

Price realized: 4,000 USD   (Approx. 4,061 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
Lot description:


Claudius. AD 41-54. AV Aureus (18mm, 7.63 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 44-45. TI CLAVD • CAESAR • AVG • P • M • TR • P • IIII, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, holding out fold of drapery below chin with right hand and holding in left hand a winged caduceus pointing down at serpent gliding right with head erect. RIC I 27 (Rome); von Kaenel Type 22 (unlisted dies); Lyon 42 ; Calicó 366. Light marks and scratches. Near VF.


Estimate: 3000 USD