14-10-2018 – 20-10-2018
Auctions 257-258, e-auction 259
Polish coins of old possession at Gorny & Mosch
The Munich-based auction house Gorny & Mosch will hold Auction 257 “Ancient Coins” and Auction 258 “Selected Coins from the Middle Ages to Modern Times” on October 15th and 16th, 2018. Two beautiful printed auction catalogs are available. Following the public auction, an e-auction will be held for the third time already on the weekend of October 20th and 21st.
No: 551: Kansika I, 127-151 A.D. (Kushan) 1/4 dinar (1.98 g). Extremely rare. First depiction of Buddha on a coin! Reverse minimal die crack, extremely fine. Estimate: 75,000 euros.
1,035 ancient coins and medals will be sold by the auction house Gorny & Mosch at their own office premises in Munich on October 15th and 16th, 2018. Coin experts will be offered an extensive array of the most gorgeous coins and medals of exceptional grade, some of which will be presented below.
An overview of what is offered:
- Celtic coins: 93 lots
No. 198: Syracuse (Sicily). Dionysius I, 406 – 367 B.C. Decadrachm in the style of Euainetos. Specimen with a great collection history and often published! Sharply struck, beautiful toning, extremely fine. Estimate: 30,000 euros.
- Greek coins: 250 lots
- Roman coins of the provinces: 47 lots
- Coins of the Roman Republic: 83 lots
No. 750: Roman Empire. Caligula, 37-41 A.D. Aureus A.D. 37. Rare! Very fine+. Estimate: 25,000 euros.
- Coins of the Roman imperial period: 291 lots
- Byzantine coins: 22 lots
- Coins of the migration period: 34 lots
- Literature: 1 lot
No. 2315: Transylvania. Michael Apafi, 1661-1690. 10 ducats 1663, Hermannstadt. Off-metal strike in gold of taler dies (Resch 20). Extremely rare. Attractive specimen with a gold patina, extremely fine. Estimate: 50,000 euros.
Auction 258 “Selected Coins from the Middle Ages to Modern Times” encompasses 521 lots. It includes the fourth part of the “Collection of an Aesthetic” which mostly contains German and European gold coins and medals of extraordinary provenances as well as numerous special pieces.
No. 2391: Danzig. Stephan Bathory, 1577-1586. Three groschen 1579. Including the title of Stephan Bathory. Specimens of this grade are extremely rare. Show piece. Gorgeous patina. Almost FDC. Estimate: 5,000 euros.
Along with enticing individual pieces, three other collections will also be auctioned off: a collection of Bavarian coins and medals, a small collection of Polish coins of old possession and a small but very interesting group of gold coins and medals from East Asia.
No. 2124: Brunswick-Celle / Calenberg. Frederick of Celle, 1636-1648. Löser worth 3 talers 1647, Clausthal. Marking the imminent end of the Thirty Years’ War. Yield from Harz pits. Mint master Lippold Wefer. Including value mark. Very rare, especially specimens of this grade. Gem. Beautiful patina, extremely fine-FDC. Estimate: 15,000 euros.
- An overview of what is offered:
- German coins & medals up to 1871: 254 lots
- Germany after 1871: 25 lots
- Medals: 6 lots
No. 2291: Habsburg. Ferdinand II, 1592-1618, as emperor 1619-1637. 5 ducats 1628, St Veit. Struck using taler dies. Extremely rare. Attractive specimen, miniscule engraved value mark “5” in the obverse field, nevertheless an extremely fine specimen with a beautiful patina. Estimate: 30,000 euros.
- Austria-Hungary: 326 lots
No. 2426: Russia. Alexander III, 1577-1586, Gold medal worth 50 ducats 1883, by A. Griliches. Gold. Extremely rare. Gem made from polished dies. FDC. Estimate: 30,000 euros.
- Europe: 141 lots
- America: 7 lots
- Asia: 40 lots
- Islamic coins: 14 lots
Following the public auction, an e-auction will be held for the third time already the following weekend. On October 20 from 2:00 pm on, ancient coins and lots will be auctioned. On October 21, medieval and modern coins and medals will be sold starting at 10:00 am. 1856 lots of reasonably priced items and all other lots will be auctioned off. You will find the online catalog divided up into antiquity and modern period online.
Catalogs of Auction 257 and 258 can be ordered at Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 München, Phone: +49 / (0)89 / 24 22 643-0, Fax: +49 / (0)89 / 22 85 513. They are also available online.