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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 842

Restored Issues of Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.47 g, 6h). Restored issue of M. Claudius Marcellus. Rome. Struck circa AD 107 or 112/113.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 842.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

360 Photo, Roman Imperial, Silver

Sold For $ 30 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Restored Issues of Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.47 g, 6h). Restored issue of M. Claudius Marcellus. Rome. Struck circa AD 107 or 112/113. MARCELLINVS downward to right, bare head of the consul M. Claudius Marcellus right; triskeles to left / IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GER DAC P P REST around, MARCELLVS downward in field to right, COS QVINQ downward in field to left, M. Claudius Marcellus advancing right, carrying trophy into tetrastyle temple. RIC II 809 (same dies as illustration); Woytek 8342 (this coin referenced and illustrated); H. Mattingly, “The Restored Coins of Trajan” in NC 1926, 35, pl. XII, 16 (same dies); Komnick Type 36.0, 2 (V1/R2); RSC 35 (same dies as illustration); BMCRE 689 (same dies); BN 502 (same obv. die); for prototype: cf. Crawford 439/1; cf. Sydenham 1147; cf. Claudia 11. Light cabinet tone. Superb EF. Extremely rare. Woytek lists ten examples.

Ex Palombo 17 (20 October 2018), lot 61 (hammer 20,000 CHF); Numismatica Ars Classica 33 (6 April 2006), lot 479.

This exceedingly rare coin, struck under Trajan, copies a denarius of 50 BC issued by the moneyer P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus (ref. Crawford 439/1). The obverse shows the head of the general M. Claudius Marcellus, consul five times, with a triskeles behind that reminds of his conquest of Syracuse in 211 BC during the second Punic War. The reverse shows the moneyer's ancestor, carrying a Gallic trophy into the tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Feretrius (supposedly the first temple to have been built in Rome), which commemorates his victory of 222 BC against the Celtic Insubres under their king Britomartis.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 114 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 13-14 May 2020. This lot is in Session 3, which begins 14 May 2020 at 9 AM ET.

UPDATE: As the CNG staff and many of our clients remain under social distancing and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CNG 114 will be held as an internet only auction. The sale will take place as scheduled on 13-14 May 2020.

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