Thursday, 18 January 2018

NGC Ancient Coins Highlight January 2018 Auctions

A Year 5 silver shekel from the Jewish War, graded NGC XF with a 4/5 Strike and 3/5 Surface. This extremely rare coin was struck in 70 or 71 CE, during the final stage of the Jewish revolt against Rome. $200,000 to $300,000
A gold stater of Eucratides I the Great, graded NGC Choice MS ★ with a 5/5 Strike and a 5/5 Surface. Eucratides I ruled the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom (an area centered on modern-day Afghanistan) from about 171 to 145 BCE. $80,000 to $110,000.
A silver denarius of Quintus Labienus, graded NGC AU with a 4/5 Strike and a 3/5 Surface. In the chaos after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE, Labienus briefly rose to power on the eastern fringe of the Roman Empire. $80,000 to $100,000.
A gold aureus of Julius Caesar, graded NGC Ch AU with a 5/5 Strike and 4/5 Surface. $12,000.