Classical Numismatic Group > Triton XXVIIAuction date: 9 January 2024
Lot number: 1206

Price realized: 2,250 USD   (Approx. 2,061 EUR)   Note: Prices do not include buyer's fees.
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Lot description:

ANCIENT THEMES. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ "Sestertius" (34mm, 27.97 g, 6h). Paduan type. By Giovanni da Cavino(?) (1500-1570). NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR IM III P P, laureate bust right; aegis at point of bust / Roma seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding Victory and parazonium; shields around and behind; S C across field; ROMA in exergue. Cf. Johnson & Martini 1422-5 (for type); cf. Klawans 5 (DECVRSIO reverse; same obv. die). Brown patina, minor edge splits. Good VF. A rare struck Cavino in fine style.

From the Wayne Scheible Collection. Ex Garth R. Drewry Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 67, 22 September 2004), lot 2072; Frederick S. Knobloch Collection (Stack's 1 May, 1980), lot 1410.

The obverse depicts a much more finely rendered portrait of Nero than on any recorded by Johnson & Martini. Likewise, no precise match was found for the reverse, which is among the rarest Paduan types for this emperor. Accordingly, it may not actually be a work of Cavino himself, but certainly belongs to the same period.

Estimate: 1000 USD