06-06-2018 – 01-01-1970
Baldwin’s of St James’s Auction 18
Baldwin’s of St James’s will offer in Auction 18 a selection of ancient, British, Islamic and foreign coins and medals and a collection of masonic jewels. The sale will take place on 7 June 2018 in the Baldwin’s of St James’s Library at 10 Charles II Street, London SW1Y 4AA. Public View is on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June 2018 10:00am – 4:30pm at 10 Charles II Street, London SW1Y 4AA. Viewing at all other times by appointment only.
These are some of the highlights:
Lot 30: Roman Republic, Constantine I (AD 307-337), solidus, Heraclea, c. AD 326-330, diademed head of Constantine gazing upwards to r., diadem decorated with parallel lines, rev. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, pair of interlaced laurel wreaths, each with a large central jewel, eight-rayed star above, in ex. SMH in exergue, wt. 4.28gms. (RIC -; Biaggi 1961 (this coin); Calico -). choice extremely fine, apparently unique. Estimate: £36,000 – £40,000.
Lot 94: British coins, Kings of Mercia, Coenwulf (796-821) penny, Ipswich mint, Wihtred moneyer, portrait phase, +CONVVLF REX M, head right with annulets for hair, rev. PI/HT/R/ED, in angles of large cross crosslet extending from central lozenge within which five pellets cruciform, wt. 1.32 gms. (Naismith E12.7e; N 372; S.920), fine to very fine, extremely rare. Estimate: £2,000 – £2,200.
Lot 127: British coins, Henry VI, annulet issue (1422-c.1430), noble, London, king with sword and shield stg. facing in ship, annulet by sword arm, rev. ornate cross, h in centre, annulet in one spandrel, wt. 6.95gms. (S.1799; N.1414), extremely fine, superb. Estimate: £4,000 – 4,500.
Lot 473: Switzerland, Berne, 4 ducats, 1680BF, bear and lion supporting arms, rev. BENE-DICTVS SIT IEHOVA DEVS within cartouche, date and denomination below, wt. 13.83gms. (KM.53; Fr.131; DT.1109A; HMZ.184), certified and graded by PCGS as Mint State 62, rare. No other examples graded by PCGS or NGC. Estimate: £5,000 – £6,000.
Lot 474: Switzerland, Berne, 3 ducats, 1680B, crowned conjoined arms with mintmark and denomination between, rev. male and female figure holding drapery inscribed BENEDICTUS-SIT-IEHOVA DEVS 1680, wt. 10.33gms. (KM.52; Fr.131; DT.1111A; HMZ.185), certified and graded by PCGS as Mint State 62, rare. No other examples graded by PCGS or NGC. Estimate: £5,000 – £6,000.
Public View is on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 June 2018 10:00am – 4:30pm at 10 Charles II Street, London SW1Y 4AA. Viewing at all other times by appointment only.
The catalogue is available at Sixbid.