06-11-2018 – 08-11-2018
Special Collections and Rarities
From 7 to 9 November 2018, Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. will be offering nearly 3,500 lots during their Autumn Auction 423 in Frankfurt/Main. The sale begins with a special collection of Greek coins on the subject of “Athena”, which will also be accompanied by a monograph. Here not only rare Attic denominations, but also iconographically appealing variants from peripheral areas are offered.
Gauls. Type Pons/Sainte Eanne. Gold stater after the coinage of Philipp II of Macedon, late 4th century B.C. Rare, nearly extremely fine.
In the regular auction section, first of all, the fine selection of Celtic coins with a rare Gallic stater  and gold of the Treveri  are worth a glimpse.
Vespasianus for Domitianus. Aureus 77/78, Rome, on the victory over the Chatti at the Lahn. Nearly extremely fine /extremely fine.
The Roman period boasts with a total of 31 aurei from private collections, including a beautiful copy of M. Aurelius from Bourgey 1922  and an exquisite gold piece of Caesar Domitianus . Also the late antiquity shines with gold of older provenance.
Constantinus I, 307-337. Solidus 315/316, Ticinum (Pavia). Unpublished unique. Very fine.
Highlight is a spectacular aureus of Constantine the Great with a hitherto unknown reverse depiction . This is followed by almost 100, in part highly attractive solidi and histamena. The finale is a series of more than 100 gold pieces of the Islamic world, including very rare double dinars of the Almohads [657-658].
Saxony, Electorate, Friedrich August I, the Strong, 1694-1733, 1697 King of Poland. 8 ducats 1711 ILH, Dresden, on this vicariate, off-metal strike in gold of a taler. According to the Peus archive for the first time on the market. Extremely rare, nearly extremely fine.
In the exceptionally wide range of German and foreign coins and medals, collections of Brandenburg-Prussia, Nuremberg and Saxony are particularly worth mentioning. By way of example, a Saxon 8fold ducat of Friedrich August II, “the strong” on his vicariate in 1711 or a Prussian double Friedrichs d’or 1753 from the Kleve mint should be mentioned.
Italy. Kingdom of Naples. Ferdinand II of Aragon, 1495-1496. Ducato n. d. Extremely rare. Very fine.
Generally, an offer of over 1,000 lots of gold coins for every budget runs through the whole of the world coins offer and forms again and again interesting serieses, which are nicely complemented by thalers and other silver nominals. Among these serieses Italy-Venice, Russia, Habsburg incl. connected states (eg. Salzburg, 12 ducats 1698, on the consecration of the cathedral) are to be announced here.
Among the German coins, groups of Franconia, Mecklenburg, the Palatinate and Schwarzburg with many rarities come up.
In addition, a collection of over 150 positions Judaic Medals is offered, with a silver medal 1738 on the execution of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer as the outstanding rarity.
This is followed by the offer of imperial coins with many proof strikes and a noteworthy collection of trials. As usual, numerous low priced lots follow, as well as a large numismatic library, which comes partly seperately, partly in bundles for auction. All in all about 3,500 lots will be auctioned on three days, the possibility to bid online is given during the auction.
Of course you can browse through the auction catalogue online.
For more information on the sale go to the Peus website.