£130,000 for a Byzantine Coin at Roma Numismatics’
In Roma Numismatics’ Auction XXI 1,145 lots went under the hammer, resulting in total sales of £4,084,480 (excluding buyers’ premiums) being achieved on behalf of their consignors. Invoices have been sent out to winning bidders and are also available under “Pending Invoices” in “My Account” on the Roma Numismatics website.
Some highlights of the sale:
- Lot 1008: The highest selling lot of the sale was the cover coin, a spectacular masterpiece of the Byzantine period with provenance going back to 1958. This hammered for £130,000 from a starting price of £30,000.
- Lot 283: A high grade distater of Seleukos I of the greatest rarity hammered for £75,000 from a starting price of £30,000.
- Lot 212: An extremely rare Kyzikos stater of superb archaic style hammered for £60,000 from a starting price of £12,000.
- Lot 156: A beautiful and high grade stater of Pantikapaion hammered for £55,000 from a starting price of £9,000.
- Lot 715: A Fleur de coin Carinus aureus hammered for £38,000 from a starting price of £12,000.
- Lot 1061: An extremely rare stavraton of Constantine XI, a historically significant coin struck at the very end of the Byzantine empire, hammered for £34,000 from a starting price of £10,500.
- Lot 4: A superb quarter stater of the Parisii from the Apollo to Apollo collection hammered for £17,000 from a starting price of £6,000.
- Lot 461: A very rare and high grade denarius of Julius Caesar published in FFC hammered for £14,000 from a starting price of £10,500.
- Lot 1094: A beautiful high grade 5 guinea piece of Queen Anne hammered for £34,000 from a starting price of £18,000.
- Lot 740: An anepigraphic Fleur de coin Constantine I solidus with extensive provenance hammered for £34,000 from a starting price of £12,000.