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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 19, May 8, 2022, Article 22

CNG FEATURE AUCTION 120 HIGHLIGHTS

Here's the press release for Classical Numismatic Group's Auction 120, closing May 11-12, 2022. -Editor

  Roman Gold, English Silver Dominant in CNG Feature Auction 120

CNG E-Sylum Ad Auction 120 An impressive offering of English hammered silver coins, an array of Greek masterworks and more than 100 Roman gold pieces are coming to the auction block in Classical Numismatic Group LLC's Feature Auction 120, closing May 11-12, 2022.

With 1,335 lots at a total pre-sale estimate of $2.4 million, CNG 120 a well-rounded offering that collectors across the whole spectrum of Ancient, World and English coins will find enticing, said Michael Gasvoda, CNG's Managing Director. The strong market and our recent spectacular success with Triton XXV in January brought in a number of outstanding consignments, he noted. Our bidders will reap the benefits.

The English section features the New Horizons and Causeway Collections, offering a remarkably comprehensive holding of hammered silver of the late Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and early Plantagenet kings. Covering nearly two centuries of English history from Aethelred II to Stephen, this section includes 100 different silver pennies struck at 36 different mints, a veritable tour of early England.

Highlights include:

  1195_1 Penny of William the Conqueror
Handsome Penny of William the Conqueror

To read the complete lot description, see:
NORMAN. Henry I. 1100-1135. AR Penny (21mm, 1.42 g, 11h). Large Profile/Cross and Annulets type (BMC viii). Southwark mint; Leofwine, moneyer. Struck circa 1113. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IONSK/norman-henry-i-1100-1135-ar-penny-21mm-142-g-11h-large-profilecross-and-annulets-type-bmc-viii-southwark-mint-leofwine-moneyer-struck-circa-1113)

  1207_1 flag type penny of Stephen
A rare and iconic flag type penny of Stephen

To read the complete lot description, see:
NORMAN. Stephen. 1135-1154. AR Penny (19mm, 1.15 g). Ornamental group, flag type. York mint. Struck circa 1145-1149. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IONT8/norman-stephen-1135-1154-ar-penny-19mm-115-g-ornamental-group-flag-type-york-mint-struck-circa-1145-1149)

Also featured in the sale is a fine run of hammered silver crowns from the Eton Collection, including a number of choice pieces struck during the reign of Charles I:

CNG 120's Greek offering comprises 555 coins, including a run of Macedonian silver and gold issues from the Ulysses Collection, coins of Northern and Central Greece from the James Gilman Collection, a diverse group of early electrum coinage, and many important early Judean issues. Greek highlights include:

  045_1 Gela didrachm
Exceptional Gela didrachm

To read the complete lot description, see:
SICILY, Gela. Circa 490/85-480/75 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.70 g, 6h). (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOLXS/sicily-gela-circa-49085-48075-bc-ar-didrachm-20mm-870-g-6h)

  056_1 Leontini tetradrachm
Magnificent Leontini tetradrachm

To read the complete lot description, see:
SICILY, Leontini. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 17.28 g, 3h). (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOLYE/sicily-leontini-circa-430-425-bc-ar-tetradrachm-25mm-1728-g-3h)

  134_1 silver tristater of Alexander Is
Impressive silver tristater of Alexander I

To read the complete lot description, see:
KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander I. 498-454 BC. AR Tristater – Oktadrachm (32mm, 28.90 g, 8h). Light Aeginetic standard. Aigai mint. Struck circa 476/5-460 BC. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOM3V/kings-of-macedon-alexander-i-498-454-bc-ar-tristater-oktadrachm-32mm-2890-g-8h-light-aeginetic-standard-aigai-mint-struck-circa-4765-460-bc)

  274_1 gold stater of Mithradates VI
Pedigreed gold stater of Mithradates VI

To read the complete lot description, see:
KINGS of PONTOS. Mithradates VI Eupator. Circa 120-63 BC. AV Stater (20mm, 8.34 g, 11h). Pergamon mint. Dated month 10, year 213 BE (July 84 BC). (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOMC2/kings-of-pontos-mithradates-vi-eupator-circa-120-63-bc-av-stater-20mm-834-g-11h-pergamon-mint-dated-month-10-year-213-be-july-84-bc)

  494_1 Persian gold double-daric
Extremely rare Persian gold double-daric

To read the complete lot description, see:
PERSIA, Alexandrine Empire. temp. Stamenes – Seleukos. Satraps of Babylon, circa 328/3-311 BC. AV Double Daric (19mm, 16.90 g). Babylon mint. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOMOE/persia-alexandrine-empire-temp-stamenes-seleukos-satraps-of-babylon-circa-3283-311-bc-av-double-daric-19mm-1690-g-babylon-mint)

Among the Roman coins offered are than 100 Roman gold aurei and solidi, including several extreme rarities. Roman emperors and empresses represented by gold aurei (often by multiple coins) include Claudius, Otho, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian, Domitia, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Aelius Caesar, Antoninus Pius, Faustina Senior, Marcus Aurelius, Faustina Junior, Lucius Verus, Commodus, Caracalla, Julia Domna, Gordian III, Philip I, Herennia Etruscilla, and Hostilian. The sale also includes gold solidi of Constantius II, Julian II, Valens, Theodosius I, Magnus Maximus, Honorius, Theodosius II, Valentinian III, Leo I, Leo II, and Zeno.

Roman Provincial, Republican and Imperial highlights include:

  628_1 Noah's Ark bronze of Apamaea, Phrygia
Noah's Ark bronze of Apamaea, Phrygia

To read the complete lot description, see:
PHRYGIA, Apameia. Macrinus. AD 217-218. Æ Octassarion (36mm, 23.25 g, 5h). (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOMVZ/phrygia-apameia-macrinus-ad-217-218-octassarion-36mm-2325-g-5h)

  655_1 Silver tetradrachm of Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony
Silver tetradrachm of Cleopatra VII and Mark Antony:

To read the complete lot description, see:
SELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Mark Antony & Cleopatra VII of Egypt. 36 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.11 g, 12h). (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IOMXJ/seleucis-and-pieria-antioch-mark-antony-cleopatra-vii-of-egypt-36-bc-ar-tetradrachm-27mm-1511-g-12h)

  762_1 silver denarius of Gaius
Rare silver denarius of Gaius ‘Caligula'

To read the complete lot description, see:
Gaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus. AD 37-41. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.65 g, 3h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Last emission, from 1 January AD 41. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5ION3K/gaius-caligula-with-divus-augustus-ad-37-41-ar-denarius-18mm-365-g-3h-lugdunum-lyon-mint-last-emission-from-1-january-ad-41)

  813_1 gold aureus of Domitia
Extremely rare gold aureus of Domitia

To read the complete lot description, see:
Domitia. Augusta, AD 82-96. AV Aureus (19.5mm, 7.52 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Domitian, AD 88-89. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5ION6P/domitia-augusta-ad-82-96-av-aureus-195mm-752-g-6h-rome-mint-struck-under-domitian-ad-88-89)

  829_1 Gold aureus of Hadrian and Divus Trajan
Gold aureus of Hadrian and Divus Trajan

To read the complete lot description, see:
Hadrian, with Divus Trajan. AD 117-138. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.19 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck August-December AD 117. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5ION7N/hadrian-with-divus-trajan-ad-117-138-av-aureus-20mm-719-g-6h-rome-mint-struck-august-december-ad-117)

  897_1 gold aureus of Commodus
Rare gold aureus of Commodus

To read the complete lot description, see:
Commodus. AD 177-192. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.72 g, 12h). Rome. Struck AD 192. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IONBI/commodus-ad-177-192-av-aureus-20mm-772-g-12h-rome-struck-ad-192)

  956_1 Constantine I Medallion of 5 Siliquae
Rare and historic silver medallion of Constantine I the Great:

To read the complete lot description, see:
Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. AR Medallion of 5 Siliquae (28mm, 15.46 g, 6h). Donative to Commemorate the Dedication of Constantinople. Constantinople mint, 5th officina. Struck shortly before 11 May AD 330. (https://auctions.cngcoins.com/lots/view/4-5IONET/constantine-i-ad-307310-337-ar-medallion-of-5-siliquae-28mm-1546-g-6h-donative-to-commemorate-the-dedication-of-constantinople-constantinople-mint-5th-officina-struck-shortly-before-11-may-ad-330)

Pre-bids on all coins in CNG 120 may be placed via the company's website, www.cngcoins.com. The live auction will commence at 9 am EDT on Wednesday, May 11, continuing through Thursday, May 12, and can be followed via CNG's Auction Mobility platform on the website. To receive a printed copy of the full-color catalog and a detailed schedule, contact Classical Numismatic Group LLC at CNG@cngcoins.com, or call (717) 390-9194.

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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