Ancient & World Coins

From 5-6 March 2018, the auction house Gorny & Mosch will be holding two Ancient & World Coins auctions. Auction 253 entails ancient coins; auction 254 is dedicated to world coins. In this auction, they will be dismantling the collection of an aesthete as well as collections of Württemberg, Greek and Austrian coins and medals.

Auction 253

On 5 and 6 March 2018, the Munich auction house Gorny & Mosch will be putting 1,109 lots with ancient coins and medals to auction at its own business premises. Connoisseurs will find an extensive range of fine coins in exceptional quality. We would like to take this opportunity to show you a small selection.

But let us first give you an overview of the material:

  • Celtic coins: 9 lots
  • Greek coins: 294 lots
  • Roman Provincial Coinage: 45 lots
  • Roman Republican Coins: 110 lots
  • Roman Imperial Coins: 477 lots
  • Byzantine Coins: 172 lots
  • Migration Period: 6 lots
  • Gems: 1 lot

No. 4: CELTS. Hesse and Rhineland. “Rainbow Cup” northern group, 50-25 BC. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros

No. 78: SICULO-PUNIANS (Sicily). Tetradrachm, 350-320, Entella. Extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

No. 220: OENOANDA (Lycia). Didrachm, ca. 200 BC. Very rare. Gem on wide planchet. Extremely fine +. Estimate: 3,500 euros

No. 256: SASANIANS. Bahram II, 274-293. Dinar, Ctesiphon. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 7,000 euros

No. 339: ALEXANDRIA (Egypt). Severus Alexander, 222-235. AE billon-tetradrachm, year 10 (= 230/1). Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros

No. 364: ROMAN REPUBLIC. Social War, 91-89 BC. Denarius, Ezernya. Rare. Dark patina. Extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

No. 579: HADRIAN, 117-138. Denarius, 119-122. Extremely fine. Estimate: 1,000 euros

No. 666: PERTINAX, 192-193. Aureus, 193. Extremely fine. Estimate: 25,000 euros

No. 672: SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211. Aureus, 196. FDC. Estimate: 30,000 euros

No. 763: PHILIP THE ARAB, 244-249. AE bimetal medal, 244, Rome. From Benz collection. Very rare. Very fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

No. 814: CONSTANTINUS II as Caesar, 317-337. Solidus, 325-326, Sirmium. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 4,000 euros

No. 905: THEODOSIUS II, 408-450. Light Miliarense, 408- ca. 420, Constantinople. FDC.
Estimate: 2,000 euros

No. 1012: CONSTANTINE IV, 668-685. Miliaresion (so-called ceremonial coin), ca. 674-
681. FDC. Estimate: 2,500 euros

Auction 254

The catalogue featuring world coins and medals consists of 500 lots. Among other things, it will contain the collection of an aesthete. This collector bears the name quite rightly. He chose his coins carefully and with a lot of knowledge, paying close attention to the stylistic qualities of the die cut and the grade.

Aside from high-quality individual pieces, Gorny & Mosch will also offer three other collections. The first one revolves around the German States and has a special focus on Württemberg coins and medals. The second one concentrates on coins from modern Greece.

And the third collection has its main focus on coins and medals from the Habsburg Dynasty, minted in the 19th and 20th century. The quality of this collection is remarkable and will surely satisfy every collector, no matter how picky he or she might be.

Here is an overview of the material:

  • German States: 135 lots
  • Germany after 1871: 53 lots
  • Medals: 18 lots
  • Coins and medals from Austria and Hungary: 129 lots
  • Europe: 153 lots
  • Overseas: 12 lots

No. 2018: BAVARIA. Maximilian III Joseph, 1745-1777. Gold medal of 12 ducats weight 1747, by F. A. Schega. On occasion of his wedding with Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony. From the collection of an aesthete. Very rare. Cut value mark at edge. Extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros

No. 2047: HAMBURG. 1/2 Bank-Portugalese of 5 ducats weight 1803. Regeneration of the Hamburg “Assecuranz-Societät” (= Assurance Company). Extremely fine +. Estimate: 4,000 euros

No. 2060: MAGDEBURG. Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels, 1638-1680. Gold medal of 30 ducats weight n. y. (1673), by J. G. Breyer. On occasion of the claim of Magdeburg and Jülich-Cleves. From the collection of an aesthete. Only known specimen of this weight. Extremely fine. Estimate: 40,000 euros

No. 2065: NUREMBERG. Taler 1658. Very rare, especially in this condition. Almost FDC. Estimate: 6,000 euros No. 2091: SAXONY. Frederick August III / I, 1763-1827. Ducat 1806, Dresden. Almost FDC. Estimate: 5,000 euros

No. 2123: WÜRTTEMBERG. Frederick II / I, 1797-1816. Ducat 1808. Very rare. Extremely fine / extremely fine +. Estimate: 15,000 euros No. 2154: WÜRTTEMBERG. Charles, 1864 1891. 5 mark 1874 f. Very rare in this condition Proof. Estimate: 12,500 euros

No. 2267: AUSTRO-HUNGARY. Maria Theresa, 1740-1780. Double souverain d’or 1773, Vienna. Minted for the Netherlands. Rare in this condition. Almost FDC. Estimate: 5,000 euros

No. 2274: AUSTRO-HUNGARY. Franz Joseph, 1848-1916. Salvator medal at 12 ducats n. y.
(after 1843) by K. Lange. Rare. Gem from polished dies. FDC. Estimate: 10,000 euros

No. 2291: AUSTRO-HUNGARY. Franz Joseph, 1848-1916. 1/2 vereinskrone 1866, Vienna. Very rare. First strike. FDC. Estimate: 12,500 euros

No. 2305: AUSTRO-HUNGARY. 1st Republic, 1918-1938. 100 crowns 1923, Vienna. Only 617 specimens minted. From polished dies. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 4,000 euros

No. 2319: AUSTRO-HUNGARY. Olomouc, Bishop. Karl II von Liechtenstein, 1664-1695. Double ducat 1680, Kroměříž. From the collection of an aesthete. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 15,000 euros

No. 2341: BELGIUM. Charles III (VI), 1703-1711 (-1740). Gold medal at 17 ducats 1720, by P. H. Roettiers. On occasion of the surrender of Ypres. From the collection of an aesthete. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 30,000 euros

No. 2363: GREECE. Ioannis Kapodistrias, 1827-1831. Phoenix 1828, Aegina. FDC. Estimate: 4,000 euros

No. 2419: POLAND. John II Casimir, 1648-1668. 3 ducats n. y. (1650). From the collection of an aesthete. Very rare. Almost FDC. Estimate: 10,000 euros

No. 2432: RUSSIA. Paul I, 1796-1801. Gold medal for merit n. y., signed by Leberecht. To princes and voivodes for their imperial services. From the Antonin Radmanovic collection. Only known specimen. Very fine. Estimate: 25,000 euros

No. 2458: RUSSIA. Order of Saint Anna. 1st model, Coss 3rd Class (since 1815). Very rare. Edition in gold only 150 specimens. Very fine +. Estimate: 10,000 euros

No. 2462: SWEDEN. Ulrica Eleonora, 1718-1728. Gold medal at 30 ducats 1719 by J. C. Hedlinger. On occasion of her coronation. From the collection of an aesthete. Probably the only known specimen in gold. Estimate: 40,000 euros

No. 2464: SWITZERLAND. Solothurn. Taler 1561. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 12,500 euros No. 2486: HAITI. Republic, since 1804. Trial piece at 30 sols 1808, Birmingham. From polished dies. FDC. Estimate: 2,500 euros

Auction 255

After the success of the e-auction held in October, Gorny & Mosch will continue this format. Consequently, the public auction will be succeeded by an e-auction in the following week on 10 and 11 March 2018, which will cover the entire numismatic spectrum from antiquity to present. There will be no printed catalogue for this auction. All material will be available online.

The catalogues for auctions 253 and 254 can be ordered at Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 München, Tel. +49 / (0)89 / 24 22 643-0, Fax +49 / (0)89 / 22 85 513. You can also view them online via auktionen.gmcoinart.de/.

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