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CNG Feature Auction 114

Lot nuber 843

Marciana. Augusta, circa AD 105-112/4. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23 g, 8h). Rome mint. Struck under Trajan, AD 114.


CNG Feature Auction 114
Lot: 843.
 Estimated: $ 20 000

360 Photo, Roman Imperial, Silver

Sold For $ 19 000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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Marciana. Augusta, circa AD 105-112/4. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23 g, 8h). Rome mint. Struck under Trajan, AD 114. DIVA AVGVSTA MARCIANA, draped bust right, wearing stephane / CONSECRATIO, eagle standing facing, head right, on bar (or scepter), with wings displayed. RIC II 743 (Trajan); Woytek 719; Strack 198; RSC 4; BMCRE 651 (Trajan); BN 757-8 (Trajan). Superb EF, lovely deep iridescent toning over lustrous surfaces. Of the finest style.

Ex Gadoury (3 December 2016), lot 51.

Trajan's sister Marciana and her daughter Matidia moved into the Imperial palace upon his ascension and formed part of a distaff cabal of women relations, led by his wife Plotina, who are widely thought to have influenced the domestic policies of his government. Upon her death on 29 August AD 112, Marciana was formally deified and honored with this attractive denarius issue, depicting an eagle bearing a scepter to the heavens.

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.

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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