Hansons Historica Auction Results – 20 and 21 May 2021
Hansons held an auction on 20 – 21 May 2021. The full catalogue can be found here. You can view the individual lots that I have selected by clicking on the lot number. There is a buyer’s premium of 25% (plus VAT) on the hammer price.
Selection of other lots
The legend on the obverse reads IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, which translates as “Emperor Caesar Domitian Augustus Germanicus, Consul 17 times, Censor for Life, Father of the Fatherland‘. Domitian adopted the title ‘Germanicus’ in AD 83, after his victory over the Chatti. The title had been frequently accorded to individuals of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, but Domitian’s assumption of it has been suggested as undeserved.
Estimate: £80 – £120
Anlaf Sihtricsson penny
The “Raven Banner” Penny is a coin of the Norse-Gael Olaf Sihtricson (Anlaf Sihtricsson). The obverse has a Triquetra surrounded by the legend: ANLAF CVNVNC II. CVNVNC is the Old Norse word Konungr, meaning King, written in the Latin alphabet. As such, it is one of the earliest surviving texts of Old Norse in the Latin alphabet The reverse has a raven banner surrounded by: FARMAN MONET meaning moneyer Farman
Estimate: £3,000 – £4,000