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Numismatica Ars Classica > Auction 61Auction date: 5 October 2011
Lot number: 1126

Lot description:

The Roman Republic
Struck Coinage
P. Licinius Nerva

Uncia 113 or 112, Æ 3.27 g. Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, [pellet] and before, P·NER[VA]. Rev.
Antelope prancing r.; above, pellet and in exergue, ROMA. Babelon Licinia –. Sydenham –. Crawford –.
R. Russo, Essays Hersh, pl. 21, 92.

Apparently unique. Brown tone and good very fine / about extremely fine
As readers will have noticed, the appearance of a previously unrecorded denomination in the prow bronze series is not that unusual (although the number of such coins in this sale is probably unprecedented). With this coin, however, we have not only a new denomination, but a completely new type, and a very unusual one at that. And, in the eighteen years since the discovery of this piece, no other examples have turned up. (RBW)

Estimate: 1500 CHF