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Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots

Lot nuber 1131

ITALY, Napoli (ducato). 821-832. Æ Light follaro (20mm, 1.38 g, 6h). Class I.


Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots
Lot: 1131.
 Estimated: $ 4 000

World, Bronze

Sold For $ 2 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ITALY, Napoli (ducato). 821-832. Æ Light follaro (20mm, 1.38 g, 6h). Class I. S/C/S to left; [I]/A/И/V to right, facing bust of St. Gennaro (Januarius) / Cross potent [set on two steps]; S T across field. Cf. CNI XIX 10; MIR 8 (Stefano II; half follis); Pannuti-Riccio 1 (same); MEC 14, 1; Biaggi 1616 (same); CNG 105, lot 1131. Rough red and brown patina. VF. Very rare.

Grierson (p.43-4) discusses the dukes of Naples adoption of designs from Byzantium for their own local copper follari. The design directly imitates the new-style folles of the Byzantine Emperor Theophilus. The busts of Sergio I and the patron of the city of Naples, Saint Gennaro, are used on this impressive and extremely rare issue.

The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session Four – World Coinage Part II, British Coinage and Medals, and Large Lots will be held Wednesday afternoon, 15 January 2020 beginning at 2:00 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.