Rare Carausius ‘Clasped Hands’ Denarius being offered by Dix, Noonan and Webb
Dix, Noonan and Webb are offering a very rare Carausius ‘Clasped Hands’ Denarius in their December 9th coin auction:
Carausius, Argenteus, London, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev. clasped hands, 4.19g/6h (cf. RIC 549; cf. Shiel 14-20). Very fine and very rare £600-800
There was a near perfect example of this coin found amongst the 52,503 coins of the Frome Hoard, found by Dave Crisp. See The Frome Hoard Book, by Sam Moorhead, Anna Booth and Roger Bland, page 28 for more information about this very unusual coin and an interesting theory about the meaning of the letters ‘RSR’ beneath the clasped hands from Guy de la Bedoyere. Although, John Y. Akerman writing in Coins of the Romans Relating to Britain, 1836, says “It is difficult to assign an exact meaning to the letters RSR; but if conjecture be allowed, it seems highly probable that this coin was struck at Rutupia (Richborough in Kent).”
Wish I had the money for this one!
Metal Detecting UK
New London Coins Auction catalogue
The new London Coins Auction catalogue is out. The catalogue for the auction is up to London Coins Auction usual high standard (with loads of colour photographs), as are the the offerings within. The sale catalogue contains more than 2300 individual lots. Fewer ancients in this one than usual, but as always, there is something in this sale for everybody.
The auction takes place on the Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of December at the Grange Hotel, Charles Square, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 1ED.
Bids by e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org, or snail mail to 4-6 Upper Street South, New Ash Green, Kent DA3 8JJ, phone 01474 871464 or fax 01474 872173. See www.londoncoins.co.uk for more info.
Metal Detecting UK
London Coins Auction – Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th September 2010
The latest London Coins Auction‘s sale is happening this coming weekend (Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th September 2010).
The catalogue for the auction is up to London Coins Auction usual high standard, as are the the offerings within. The sale catalogue contains more than 2400 individual lots.
Some highlights from the sale catalogue (Auction 130):
Phillip and Mary Ireland shilling dated 1555. VF. Catalogue number 522. Estimate £750-£1500.
A stunning Solidi of Constantine the Great, Nicomedia mint. Good VF. Catalogue number 918). Estimate £3000-£5000). This coin is a new one on me, very unusual.
The most stunning Commonwealth Crown I have ever seen. Dated 1656. Graded choice EF. Catalogue number 957. Estimate £2500-£5000.
And too many other fantastic items to list.
Bids by e-mail : email@example.com, or snail mail to 4-6 Upper Street South, New Ash Green, Kent DA3 8JJ, phone 01474 871464 or fax 01474 872173.
Now if only I could win a few million on the lottery…