Reuniting Old Friends

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Carausius, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Carausius

    Carausius Brother, can you spare a sestertius?

    It took nearly ninety years, but these two coins (lots 1273 and 1274) are reunited again in my collection trays:



    Rome, The Imperators.
    Marcus Antonius. 43 BCE.
    AR Denarius (4.07g; 18mm).
    Military mint in Athens, Summer 38 BCE.

    Obverse: M ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IMP TER; Antony in the priestly robes of an augur, standing right and holding lituus.

    Reverse: III VIR R P C COS DESIG ITER ET TERT; Radiate head of Sol facing right.

    References: Crawford 533/2; HCRI 267; Sydenham 1199; BMCRR (East) 141; Antonia 80.

    Provenance: Ex Kentfield Coll. [Heritage Auction 3067 (9 Jun 2018) Lot 33340]; Michele Baranowsky Auction (25 Feb 1931), Lot 1274.


    Rome. The Imperators.
    Marcus Aemilius Lepidus and Octavian, 42 BCE.
    AR Denarius (3.70g; 20mm).
    Military Mint in Italy.

    Obverse: LEPIDVS· PONT· MAX· III· V· R· P· C; bare head of Lepidus facing right.

    Reverse: C· CAESAR· IMP· III· VIR· R ·P· C; bare head of Octavian facing right.

    References: Crawford 495/2d; HCRI 140a; Sydenham 1323var (rev legend); Aemilia 35var (rev legend); BMCRR (Africa) 29-31var (rev legend); Banti & Simonetti 7 (this coin illustrated).

    Provenance: Ex Leu Numismatik Auction 8 (30 Jun 2019) Lot 949; Bank Leu 7 (9 May 1973) Lot 317; Joseph Martini Collection [Michele Baranowsky Auction (25 Feb 1931), Lot 1273] AND [R.Ratto (24 Feb 1930) Lot 1334]; R. Ratto FPL (1927) Lot 629; Dr. Bonazzi Collection [R.Ratto (23 Jan 1924) Lot 1352].

    Share your reunited coins (yes, Dattaris are permitted)!
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019
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  3. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Wow how cool!
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  4. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    Congrats! Those are two excellent additions and really fantastic provenance on both.
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  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    That is so cool! Great coins with a great history.
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  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Oh, WOW! Well done. Very, very nice.
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  7. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Well that is just too cool! What a coup! Congratulations :)
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  8. Macromius

    Macromius Rarely Present

    Kudos Carausius. Very impressive.
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  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  11. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Excellent, well done! I love seeing these reunited.

    Dattari Collection

    Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 Diobol circa 151-152 (year 15), Æ 22.5mm., 7.45g.
    Obv: Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder.
    Rev. Agathodaemon erect, crowned with skhent; in field, L-E.
    RPC Online 15718 (this coin).
    Dattari-Savio Pl. 162, 3066 (this coin).
    Good Fine.
    From the Dattari collection.
    Ex: Naville Numismatics Auction 34, Lot 281 September 17, 2017

    A Pius diobol Dattari.jpg

    Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Gallienus, 253-268 Tetradrachm circa 267-268 (year 15), billon
    (23mm., 9.51g.)
    Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
    Rev. Eagle standing l., holding wreath in beak; behind, palm. Geissen 2944. Dattari-Savio Pl. 273, 10547.Extremely Fine.From the Dattari collection.
    Naville Numismatics 29 February 26 2017 Lot # 438


    Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Domitian, 81-96
    Diobol circa 89-90 (year 9),
    Æ 24.7mm., 15.53g.
    Laureate head r.
    Rev. ETOYΣ ENATOTOY Eagle standing r. on thunderbolt.
    RPC 2566 (This coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 22, 6809 (this coin).
    Rare, only two other specimens listed in RPC.
    Brown tone, Good Fine.
    From the Dattari collection.
    Ex; Naville Numismatics Live auction 51 Lot 305

    Dattri Domitian NN lot 305.jpg

    Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Tiberius, 14-37 Obol circa 19-20 (year 6), Æ 20.1mm., 5.67g. Laureate head r. Rev. TIBEPIOY Hippopotamus standing r.; in exergue, L Geissen -. RPC 5087 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 4, 103 (this coin).
    Brown tone, About Very Fine.
    From the Dattari collection.
    Naville Numismatics Aution 43, Lot 250 September 23, 2018

    Tiberius Dattari 103.jpg

    Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Diobol circa 70-71 (year 3), Æ
    ( 26.5mm., 9.15g.)
    Obv: Laureate head r.
    Rev. Bust of Isis r.; in front, LΓ. RPC 2430 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 14, 382 (this coin).
    Brown tone. Very Fine.
    From the Dattari collection.
    Naville Numismatics Auction #30, Lot 283, April 02, 2017.
    Coin depicted in the database.
    Vespasian Dattari.jpg

    Constantine I. Follis. Constantinople (328-9)
    (19.6 mm 2.60 g)
    Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped bust right
    Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, looking right, holding palm branch in each hand, trophy in background, captive seated left at foot.
    Officina letter B in left field. Mintmark CONS star.
    RIC VII 38 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
    Ex: Dattari Collection
    Constantine Dafne.jpg
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  13. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter


    M. Porcius Cato.AR Denarius Africa 47-46 BCE
    (18mm., 3.57g).
    Obv: M CATO PRO PR Draped female bust r.
    Rev: Victory seated r., holding patera.
    Babelon Porcia 9. Sydenham 1052. Sear Imperators 46. RBW –. Crawford 462/1c. SRCV 1 (2000) 1381.
    From the E.E. Clain Stefanelli collection.
    Naville Numismatics 29 February 26 2017 Lot # 560

    M. Porcius Cato. Quinarius Africa 47-46, AR
    ( 13.5mm., 1.94g).
    Obv: Ivy-wreathed head of Liber r.; below, [M·CATO·PR]O·PR. Rev. Rev. Victory seated r., holding patera; in exergue, VICTRIX.
    Babelon Porcia 11. Sydenham 1054. Sear Imperators 47. RBW –. Crawford 462/2.
    Old cabinet tone, Very Fine.
    From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
    Naville Numismatics Auction 33 Lot 391 July 16, 2017
    cato NN 391.jpg

    Quintillus, 270 Antoninianus circa 270, Æ
    (17.5mm., 2.67g.)
    Obv: Radiate and draped bust r.
    Rev. Concordia standing l., sacrificing over altar and holding double cornucopiae.
    C 17. RIC 13.
    AbouExtremely Fine
    From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
    Ex: Naville Numismatics Auction 35 Lot 717 October 29, 2017.
    quint lot 717.jpg

    Julius Caesar. Denarius mint moving with Caesar 49-48., AR (18.66 mm., 3.85g).
    Obv: Pontifical emblems: culullus, aspergillum, axe and apex.
    Rev: Elephant r., trampling dragon; in exergue, CAESAR.
    Babelon Julia 9. C 9. Sydenham 1006. Sear Imperators 9. RBW 1557. Crawford 443/1.
    SRCV I (2000) 1399, RSC 49
    Ex: E.E. Clain Stefanelli, Ex: Naville Numismatics Auction #25 Lot 378 September 25,
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    Vespasian, 69-79 Denarius circa 73,
    AR 19.5mm., 3.25g.
    Obv: Laureate head r. ; IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN
    Rev:. Vespasian seated r. on curule chair, with feet on footstool, holding scepter and olive branch; PONTIF MAXIM
    RIC 545. C 387a BMC p. 19 Note
    Ex: E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
    Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 467 June 23, 2019
    Vespasian RIC 545.jpg
  14. Curtisimo

    Curtisimo the Great(ish) Supporter

    Excellent coins with stellar provenance. Nice job.

    Here are two coins that spent several decades together in the Stoecklin Collection that have been reunited in my collection after being sold in separate auctions.

    Ptolemaic Kings of Egypt
    Ptolemy I Soter, (305-282 BC)
    AR Tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, struck ca. 300-285 BC
    Dia.: 26 mm
    Wt.: 14.13 g
    Obv.: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis around neck. Δ behind ear
    Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ eagle with closed wings standing on thunderbolt. P above monogram ΠΑΡ
    Ref.: Noesje 41-42. SNG Copenhagen 70-71. Svoronos 255
    Ex W.F. Stoecklin, Ex Karl Steiner (1940s), signed by Delta.

    Roman Empire
    Commodus (AD 177-192)
    AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 192
    Dia.: 17 mm
    Wt.: 2.66 g
    Obv.: L AEL AVREL COMMA VG P FEL; Commodus bust right wearing lion skin on head.
    Rev.: HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV; Club in wreath
    Ref.: RIC III 251, Scarce
    Ex W.F. Stoeckin Collection. Acquired in the 1960s from Prof. L. De Nicola in Rome
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