The St. James auction coming up on March 1st features a hoard of late Roman coins. Here's the press release.
St. James's Auctions is pleased to present the Compton Dundon Hoard of Late Roman Coins for auction on 1st March 2023.
In 2017 an important hoard of Roman coins was found in the village of Compton Dundon in Somerset, the exact location has been kept secret, but the hoard is known as
The Compton Dundon Hoard. The hoard consisted of 564 base metal coins of the denomination
Nummus, previously termed
Centenionalis. Importantly a large part of the hoard consisted of coins of the usurper Emperor Magnentius and his brother Decentius (AD 350-53). The hoard was recorded as GLO-574C93 and declared as treasure and a selection was acquired by the Museum of Somerset after being recorded and partially cleaned by the British Museum. The Christogram coins of the usurper Emperors are one of the most demonstrative of the Christian faith within Roman coinage.
The hoard is offered for sale in its
Museum cleaned condition ready to be finally conserved and improved. CD references are those used by the British Museum in the identification listing.
Lots 3 and 16
The hoard will feature in St. James's Auctions, Auction 72, to be held 1st March 2023, lots 1 to 34. The auction will begin at 11am. Bidding will be available by commission bid or via online bidding.
Lots 23 and 31
For your information you can see the auction here
https://bsjauctions.auctionmobility.com/auctions/1-723AA1/st-jamess-auctions-auction-72 and the catalogue here
Wayne Homren, Editor
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