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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 424

ISLANDS off THRACE, Lemnus. Hephaestia. Circa AD 100. Æ (21mm, 4.69 g, 6h).

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 424.
 Estimated: $ 300

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 1 600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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ISLANDS off THRACE, Lemnus. Hephaestia. Circa AD 100. Æ (21mm, 4.69 g, 6h). Bearded bust of Hephaestus right, wearing pileus and slight drapery on left shoulder / HΦAIC TIЄΩN, long torch. BMC 12; SNG Copenhagen –. Dark green and reddish-brown patina, edge split, light roughness. VF. Extremely rare, one of only two specimens in CoinArchives (the other: Roma 68, lot 365 [hammer £440]).

From the Martinez Collection of Greek Bronze Coins. Ex James H. Joy Collection (Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 21, 24 May 2007), lot 271; Kovacs MBS XII (30 November 1995), lot 170 (where Frank noted: “The only example of this coin I have seen in 30 years.”).

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 115 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 16-17 September 2020. This lot is in Session 2, which begins 16 September 2020 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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