Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Curator Picks From Heritage

Pontic Kingdom. Mithradates VI Eupator (120-63 BC). AR tetradrachm. NGC MS 5/5 - 4/5. A fantastic design with a needle-sharp strike.
Claudius I (AD 41-54). AR denarius. NGC XF ★ 5/5 - 5/5. A beautiful example of a scarce emperor, with an exceptionally lifelike portrait. The coin has a pedigree going back to an auction in 1938.
Buttium. Locri Epizephyrii. Ca. 350-275 BC. AR stater. NGC MS ★ 5/5 - 4/5. High-grade and problem-free coins of Corinth are scarce, and it's orders of magnitude more difficult to find one from colony Locri Epizephyrii.