21-10-2013 – 01-01-1970
A. Tkalec AG – Coins of the Finest Quality
A. Tkalec AG: Coins of the Finest Quality
On 22nd October 2013, A. Tkalec AG conducts its latest auction. It comprises a handful of coins only, but every single one of them is a selected rarity in the finest preservation – in short, a splendid specimen.
As always, the auction sale takes place in the Zunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten, an adequate address for the perfect masterpieces from the hands of skilled die cutters.
9: Eastern Celts. Denarius of M. Iunius Brutus, after 42. Extremely fine. Estimate: 7,000 CHF.
The auction starts with Celtic coins. The small series of Celtic imitations of Roman coins is particularly remarkable. This section’s highlight is an imitation of a denarius of Brutus with the famous liberty cap on the reverse.
40: Vespasian, 69-79. Sestertius. Rome, 71. Extremely fine. Estimate: 45,000 CHF.
A number of marvelous Greek and Roman republican coins are followed by Roman imperial coins which, as usual, offer perfect examples of Roman portrait art. Especially noteworthy is an extremely fine sestertius of Vespasian depicting mourning Judaea at the foot of a palm tree. The very rare piece comes with an estimate of 45,000 francs.
46: Sabina. Sestertius. Rome, 128-136. Extremely fine. Estimate: 15,000 CHF.
It is thanks to its gorgeous malachite patina, together with its special style, that the sestertius of Sabina can be called a gem.
63: Severus Alexander, 222-235. Medallion. About extremely fine. Estimate: 25,000 CHF.
Just like the two medallions of Severus Alexander, one showing a liberalitas scene, the other a profectio scene. The bidding fight starts with 25,000 and 20,000 francs, respectively.
Byzantine rarities and two coins of the Gepids conclude the auction sale.
Request your catalog at A. Tkalec AG, Limmatquai 48, CH-8001 Zurich, phone 0041 / 44 / 251 82 29, or via email.
You may download the auction catalog from the internet here.