04-01-2016 – 05-01-2016
CNG’s Triton XIX Realizes Over $26 Million on the Hammer
Triton XIX was CNG’s largest and most successful auction to date featuring a Brutus aureus knocked down at $800.000 and a Mohur of Jahangir sold for $400.000.
Classical Numismatic Group of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and London, England held their annual Triton auction in conjunction with the 44th Annual New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) on January 5-6, 2016. Triton XIX was the firm’s largest and most successful auction to date with the total prices realized, before the buyer’s fees, bringing $26,259,955 for all four sessions.
Lot 420: The Republicans. Brutus. Late summer-autumn 42 BC. Aureus. Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius. Crawford 507/1b. EF, peripheral marks in field on obverse. Very rare. Estimated at $750,000; Realized $800,000 on the hammer.
Triton XIX consisted of two separate catalogs: the first catalog featured 993 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, and Roman Imperial coinage.
Lot 712: ISLAMIC, Umayyad Caliphate. temp. ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. AH 65-86 / AD 685-705. Dinar. Unnamed (Dimashq [Damascus]?) mint. Dated AH 77 (AD 696/7). AGC I 41. EF, minor edge marks. Very rare. Estimated at $200,000; Realized $225,000 on the hammer.
Additionally, there were featured selections of Byzantine, Early Medieval, Islamic, World, and British Coinage. The pre-sale estimate total for Triton XIX, Part I was $7.2 million, and the total of actual prices realized for Part I was $8,798,055 on the hammer (buyer’s fees not included, which were either 19 or 21%, depending on the method of bidding).
Lot 2030: CARTHAGE, First Punic War. Circa 264-241 BC. EL Tristater. Uncertain mint in Sicily. Jenkins & Lewis Group VIII, 327. Near EF, toned. Very rare. Estimated at $50,000; Realized $250,000 on the hammer.
Part II of Triton XIX featured the third part of the Dr. Lawrence A. Adams Collection of Ancient & World Gold Coinage, with a pre-sale estimate total of $5.6 million. The total of prices realized for Part III of the Adams collection was an astounding $17,461,900 on the hammer (again, this total does not include the 19 or 21% buyer’s fee).
Lot 2396: INDIA, Mughal Empire. Nur al-Din Muhammad Jahangir. AH 1014-1037 / AD 1605-1627. Mohur. Portrait type, Class A. Dually dated AH 1020 and RY 6 (16 March – 14/23 October AD 1611). BM 312;. VF. Very rare. Estimated at $20,000; Realized $400,000 on the hammer.
Part III of the Adams collection consisted of 801 lots of ancient Greek, Celtic, Oriental Greek, Central Asian, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, and Roman Imperial coinage. Additionally, there were featured selections of Early Medieval & Islamic, World, and British Coinage, as well as Olympic and World medals. Overall, for both parts of Triton XIX, 98.3 of all lots were sold.
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