Gorny & Mosch, D-Munich

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04-03-2018 – 10-03-2018

Auctions 253-254, e-auction 255

Rarities of finest style from an aesthete’s collection

From 5-6 March 2018, the Munich auction house Gorny & Mosch will be holding two hall auctions at their own business premises. Auction 253 entails ancient coins; auction 254 is dedicated to world coins and includes among others the collection of an aesthete.

No. 666: Pertinax, 192-193. Aureus, 193. Extremely fine. Estimate: 25,000 euros.

Auction 253

On 5 and 6 March 2018, auction 253 with 1,109 lots with offer a quality choice of ancient coins and medals. Connoisseurs will find an extensive range of fine coins in exceptional quality. We would like to take this opportunity to give you an overview and to present a small first selection of pictures.

  • Celtic coins 9 lots
  • Greek coins 294 lots
  • Roman Provincial Coinage 45 lots
  • Roman Republican Coins 110 lots
  • Roman Imperial Coins 477 lots
  • Byzantine Coins 172 lots
  • Migration Period 6 lots
  • Gems 1 lot

Some highlights:

No. 4: Celts. Hesse and Rhineland. “Rainbow Cup” northern group, 50-25 BC. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros

No. 78: Siculo-Punians (Sicily). Tetradrachm, 350-320, Entella. Extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

No. 364: Roman Republic. Social War, 91-89 BC. Denarius, Ezernya. Rare. Dark patina. Extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

No. 672: Septimius Severus, 193-211. Aureus, 196. FDC. Estimate: 30,000 euros

No. 2060: Magdeburg. Augustus of Saxe-Weissenfels, 1638-1680. Gold medal of 30 ducats weight n. y. (1673). From the collection of an aesthete. Extremely fine. Estimate: 40,000 euros.

Auction 254

The catalogue 254 features world coins and medals and consists of 500 lots. Among other things, it will contain the collection of an aesthete. This collector bears the name quite rightly. He chose his coins carefully and with a lot of knowledge, paying close attention to the stylistic qualities of the die cut and the grade. Aside from high-quality individual pieces, Gorny & Mosch will also offer three other collections.

No. 2123: Wurttemberg. Frederick II / I, 1797-1816. Ducat 1808. Very rare. Extremely fine / extremely fine +. Estimate: 15,000 euros.

The first one revolves around the German States and has a special focus on Württemberg coins and medals.

No. 2363: Modern Greece. Ioannis Kapodistrias, 1827-1831. Phoenix 1828, Aegina. FDC. Estimate: 4,000 euros.

The second one concentrates on coins from modern Greece.

No. 2291: Austro-Hungary. Franz Joseph, 1848-1916. 1/2 vereinskrone 1866, Vienna. Very rare. First strike. FDC. Estimate: 12,500 euros.

And the third collection has its main focus on coins and medals from the Habsburg dynasty, minted in the 19th and 20th century. The quality of this collection is remarkable and will surely satisfy every grade-seeker, no matter how picky he or she might be.
Here is an overview of the material:

  • German States 135 lots
  • Germany after 1871 53 lots
  • Medals 18 lots
  • Coins and medals from Austria and Hungary 129 lots
  • Europe 153 lots
  • Overseas 12 lots.

Further highlights:

No. 2462: Sweden. Ulrica Eleonora, 1718-1728. Gold medal at 30 ducats 1719. From the collection of an aesthete. Probably the only known specimen in gold. Estimate: 40,000 euros.

No. 2341: Belgium. Charles III (VI), 1703-1711 (-1740). Gold medal at 17 ducats 1720, by P. H. Roettiers. On occasion of the surrender of Ypres. From the collection of an aesthete. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 30,000 euros

No. 2432: Russia. Paul I, 1796-1801. Gold medal for merit n. y., signed by Leberecht. To princes and voivodes for their imperial services. From the Antonin Radmanovic collection. Only known specimen. Very fine. Estimate: 25,000 euros

After the success of the e-auction held in October, Gorny & Mosch will continue this format with e-auction 255 which is scheduled for 10-11 March, 2018, and which will cover the entire numismatic spectrum from antiquity to present. There will be no printed catalogue for this e-auction. All material is available online: Ancient coins (Saturday) and Modern Coins (Sunday).

The catalogues for auctions 253 and 254 can be ordered at Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 München, Tel. +49 / (0)89 / 24 22 643-0, Fax +49 / (0)89 / 22 85 513.

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