The Roman Republic
Estimate: 12'500 CHF
Starting price: 10'000 CHF
Price realized: 17'000 CHF
Marcus Antonius, Lucius Antonius and L. Cocceius Nerva. Denarius, mint moving with Marcus Antonius 41, AR 3.77 g. M·ANT·IMP·AVG III VIR·R·P·C·M NERVA PROQ·P Bare head of Marcus Antonius r. Rev. L·ANTONIVS COS Bare head of Lucius Antonius r. Babelon Antonia 48 and Cocceia 2. C 2. Sydenham 1185. Sear Imperators 246. RBW 1799. Crawford 517/5a.
Very rare and possibly the finest specimen known of this extremely difficult
issue. Perfectly struck and centred on an exceptionally fresh metal.
Light iridescent tone and good extremely fine
Ex NAC sale 40, 2007, 617. Privately purchased from Freeman & Sear at the NYINC in 2008.
Probably the finest of this type I have seen. Rob Freeman had a good eye for quality and over the years when he was active I was able to buy several really nice pieces from him. MSG.