Goldberg Auction Spotlights NGC-certified Rebel Roman Coin Estimated at Half a Million

Posted on 12/13/2022

Certified by NGC Ancients, the coin depicts a Roman general who tried to seize eastern lands. Learn more about the treacherous Labienus in a short video below.

Goldberg Auctioneers is offering an exciting opportunity for collectors to acquire an extremely rare ancient coin that has been certified by Numismatic Guaranty Company™ (NGC®). Online bidding is underway for Goldberg’s The New York Sale, which will be held January 10-12, 2023.

One of the highlights of the auction is a Roman Imperatorial Q. Labienus, 40-39 BC Gold Aureus graded NGC Ancients Ch AU★, 5/5 Strike, 2/5 Surface (Auction 57, Lot 145). The over 2,000-year-old gold coin features Quintus Labienus Parthicus on the obverse. The Roman general allied with the Parthians in 40 BC to try to seize lands in the east before his death a year later. This coin has an estimate of $500,000.

Roman Imperatorial Q. Labienus, 40-39 BC Gold Aureus graded NGC Ch AU★, 5/5 Strike and 2/5 Surface.
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Few gold coins of Labienus are available to numismatists. Learn more about his rapid rise to power as an ally of the infamous Brutus in the NGC Ancients video here:

Other NGC-Certified Highlights from Goldberg’s The New York Sale:

  • a Netherlands 1681 Holland Gold Gulden graded NGC PF 64 Cameo and pedigreed to the Paramount Collection (Lot 1249) with an estimate of $65,000
  • a Cappadocian Kingdom Orophernes, ca. 160-156 BC Silver Tetradrachm graded NGC Ancients XF, 4/5 Strike and 2/5 Surface (Auction 57, lot 78) with an estimate of $35,000
  • an East India Company 1835 Half Rupee Pattern graded NGC PF 62 and pedigreed to the David Fore Collection (Auction 58, lot 1232) with an estimate of $30,000
  • an England (1502-04) Henry VII Sovereign graded NGC AU Details (Auction 58, lot 1171) with an estimate of $30,000
  • an England (1584-86) Elizabeth I Sovereign graded NGC AU 55 (Auction 58, lot 1174) with an estimate of $25,000
  • a Russia 1781CNB Novodel Rouble graded NGC AU 58+ and pedigreed to the Soedermann Collection (Auction 59, lot 2072) with an estimate of $25,000
  • a Russia 1830CNB HT Half Rouble graded NGC PF 64 Cameo (Auction 59, lot 2135) with an estimate of $25,000

Estimates are provided by the auction house. The $ represents US Dollars.

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