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CNG Feature Auction 115

Lot nuber 426

CRETE, Cnossus(?). Circa 37-36 BC. Æ (26.5mm, 11.32 g, 12h).

CNG Feature Auction 115
Lot: 426.
 Estimated: $ 750

Roman Provincial, Bronze

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

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CRETE, Cnossus(?). Circa 37-36 BC. Æ (26.5mm, 11.32 g, 12h). Crocodile standing right / Prow right; CRAS above. RPC I 914; Svoronos, Numismatique 1903 . Dark green patina with traces of reddish-brown, obverse metal flaw. VF. Excellent for the issue.

From the Collection of a Texas Wine Doctor. Ex J. S. Wagner Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 76, 12 September 2007), lot 1050.

The Crassus that issued this coin is uncertain. Two possible candidates are P. Canidius Crassus, “but there is no evidence linking him either with Crete or Cyrenaica,” and M. Licinius Crassus “whose career under Antony is known and who went over to Octavian in c. 31 and was consul in 30 BC.” The latter is the likely issuer of this coin.

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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