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CNG today went much better than hoped, winning 2/3 targets I had set out before the sale.

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Special issues. C. Domitius Calvinus. 39 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.68 g, 9h). Osca mint. Bare head of Hercules right / Emblems of the Pontificate: simpulum, aspergillum, securis, and apex. Crawford 532/1; CRI 342; Sydenham 1358; ACIP 1427; RBW 1819. Ex Classical Numismatic  Group 45 (18 March 1998), lot 1758.

 

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The Pompeians. L. Cornelius Lentulus and C. Claudius Marcellus. April-June 49 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.58 g, 1h). Apollonia mint in Illyricum. Head of Apollo right / Jupiter, nude, standing facing, head right, holding thunderbolt and eagle; to left, star of eight rays above Q; garlanded altar to right. Crawford 445/2; CRI 5; Sydenham 1030; Cornelia 65; RBW 1563. 

 

Post your wins from either today's session or tomorrow when session two closes!

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Today was rough. Wanted 4 provincials, only got one. Missed bidding on one as the predecessor I was bidding on went over. Way overpaid on my win but was annoyed how things were trending and didn’t want to leave empty handed! 

The Win:

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The Losses… hopefully someone here got them! 
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Hopefully fair better tomorrow in the imperials! 

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2 hours ago, zadie said:

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I was your underbidder on this one.  Nice coin!  And the Calvinus is awesome!

Not a bad consolation prize, @Restitutor!

Looks like there will be a lot of competition tomorrow and I'll get squat, being cheap.  Oh well!  I did manage to snag the lesser of the two Diva Poppaea/Diva Claudias today:

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Poppaea: check, baby Claudia: check.  65 hammer each. 😄 

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Brutal, brutal! So many beautiful Hadrians and those prices were intense. Think I was underbidder on like 6 of them. Got some Sevs to add to my collection...

Angry looking Julia...

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Can't wait to free this Severus Alexander from its tomb!

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Anyone get anything from today? 

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3 minutes ago, Restitutor said:

Anyone get anything from today? 

I bid at the Gordianus Aureus and I am the highest bidder ... 1s before ending another will cheat me ... 😬😭

So - no nothing same as CNG - nothing today. I'm going to go into the kitchen and make myself a big meal to digest the frustration today.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Prieure de Sion said:

I bid at the Gordianus Aureus and I am the highest bidder ... 1s before ending another will cheat me ... 😬😭

So - no nothing same as CNG - nothing today. I'm going to go into the kitchen and make myself a big meal to digest the frustration today.

 

 

Tactius went for 2.25k 😯

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There were two successive lots of this Travel Series type (Lots 1139 & 1140); I was undecided between them but ended up successfully bidding on the second one for somewhat more than twice the estimate. I liked the rabbit better, despite the fact that Hadrian appears to lack a face! Of course I'll write it up after I pay for it and receive it.

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I was extremely tempted to bid on this Julian II Caesar solidus; they're rather uncommon from any mint:

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But then I looked it up in my copy of Depeyrot (it's Antioch 10/2), and noticed that for the 7th Officina ("Z"), the author cites only 3 genuine specimens from his large database, but 7 known forgeries! I don't know enough to tell the difference, and didn't have time to do the research. There seems to be one other example from that officina listed on ACSearch, sold by Baldwin's in 2012:

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Not the same coin, but it does look like a double die-match. Whether that militates in favor of authenticity or against it -- or neither -- I can't say. In any event, I decided that for the nearly $2,000 I would have had to spend to buy it (including the buyer's premium), I didn't want to take the risk.

So instead I bid on (and won) this Valens solidus from Trier (Lot 1319), for a bit less than what I would have had to pay for the Julian.  It has a type of solidus reverse -- two seated figures (in this case, Valens and Valentinian) holding a globe, with Victory above -- that I didn't previously own, and I thought it would go nicely with the several other basic reverse types I did already have. Besides, I think Victory's face is kind of cute, in an ugly sort of way!

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20 hours ago, Restitutor said:

Today was rough. Wanted 4 provincials, only got one. Missed bidding on one as the predecessor I was bidding on went over. Way overpaid on my win but was annoyed how things were trending and didn’t want to leave empty handed! 

The Win:

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The Losses… hopefully someone here got them! 
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Hopefully fair better tomorrow in the imperials! 

That's a really interesting Nero tetradrachm. I don't think I've ever seen one where Nero has a beard.

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28 minutes ago, CPK said:

That's a really interesting Nero tetradrachm. I don't think I've ever seen one where Nero has a beard.

I know!! And it was Lot 666, I'm sure CNG got a nice laugh making that happen. I wanted it crazy bad, but couldn't justify going for $600+ excluding buyers fee ☹️

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I bought this denarius at a nice discount to the previous NAC sale price, perhaps because CNG seemingly lost the 1952 provenance mentioned by NAC. I felt overall the RR section was pretty reasonable. There were a few other coins I bid on as well but missed mostly because I was just looking for cheap deals, but many still hammered at what I would consider pretty low prices given what we've seen over the past couple years. The type was minted by the moneyer Faustus Cornelius Sulla, son of the Dictator Sulla, in 56 B.C..The three small wreaths on the reverse refer to Pompey's three triumphs, and the larger one to the Corona Aurea(gold crown) he was awarded in 63 B.C.. The globe probably refers to the globe carried in Pompey's third triumph as he claimed that he had now conquered the entire known world, having Triumphed for victories in Spain, Asia and Africa. The apluster and wheat-ear likely refer to Pompey's position as cura annonae in 57 B.C..

 

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Roman Republic AR Denarius(18.5mm, 4.02 g, 9h), Faustus Cornelius Sulla, moneyer, 56 B.C., Rome mint. Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion skin headdress; behind, SC and monogram, downwards / Globe surrounded by three small wreaths and one large wreath; apluster to lower left, stalk of grain to lower right. Crawford 426/4a; Sydenham 882; Cornelia 61; RBW 1529; Banti Cornelia 86/5(this coin).
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 525 session 1, 19 October 2022, lot 789, ex JS collection, ex Numismatica Ars Classica Spring Sale 2021, 10 May 2021, lot 1081, ex Dr Angelo Signorelli collection, part II, P.P. Santamaria, 4 June 1952, lot 329

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