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Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 146. Estimate $750.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[CNR] Banti, A. & Simonetti, L. Corpus Nummorum Romanorum. (Firenze, 1972-79). Complete in eighteen volumes. 4to. 5,680 pages; 20,346 illustrations throughout the text. Text in Italian and English. All volumes in the original green publishers cloth, black labels to spines, lettered and decorated in gilt. From the library of Christie’s, London, with their ex-libris on the front pastedown of the first volume. Generally fine condition, a little shelfworn, the bindings rubbed with some discoloration as usual. A significant and useful work.

Clain-Stefanelli 4091*. Kroh p. 72, “perhaps the most ambitious project ever attempted for Roman coinage. Its volumes cover the period from Julius Caesar to Nero and utilized virtually every coin illustrated in the major auctions and published collections of 20th Century Europe (before 1970)”. Website shipping rates do not apply.



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