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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 310. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $675. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

BOIOTIA, Tanagra. Germanicus. 5-19 AD. Æ 17mm (3.39 g, 2h). Bare head right, GERM-ANIKOC clockwise from left around / Nude Apollo standing facing, holding laurel branch and bow; T-A across upper field, N-A across lower field. RPC I 1318.14 (this coin); BMC 57; SNG Cop. 239; Pozzi (Boutin) 3226. Good VF, brown patina. Very rare. ($750)

Ex Luigi de Nicola FPL June 1977, no. 50.

An exceptional portrait of one of the most charismatic - and unfortunate - Julio-Claudian personalities.