Numismatic Treasures With 69 Premium Lots at Solidus
Solidus Spring Auction 58 is online since May 7th. It contains 506 individual lots, including 69 selected premium lots, with which the auction starts.
The auction offers a wide range of attractive collector’s coins from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Modern Times, as well as some interesting medals.
The auction will be held on the platform AUEX on Sunday, May 17th from 4:00 p.m. (CEST) as a live auction. Pre-bids can already be made.
The premium section begins with a rare contemporary imitation of a Lysimachus gold Stater. This is followed by partly very rare and attractive silver coins from Magna Graecia and three Macedonian gold coins. As for Greek coins, extremely rare archaic Staters from Corinth (Lot 11) and Paphos (Lot 12) are also worth mentioning. Also remarkable are an extremely rare imitation of an Attic Tetradrachm, probably minted in Ashkelon (Lot 13), and a beautiful gold Daric (Lot 14).
This is followed by selected Denarii from the Roman Republic and the Imperial period, including a rare Denarius by Didius Julianus (Lot 32). Late antiquity is represented by three mint state Solidi and a Byzantine Solidus of Constantius V from Syracuse.
Three extraordinary Denarii from the High Middle Ages deserve special attention. On the one hand, an extremely rare Denarius of Henry IV, whom Dannenberg and Steinhilber ascribed to the Augsburg mint (Lot 41); also an extremely rare and excellently preserved Denarius of the Archdiocese of Trier from the time of Bishop Eberhard (Lot 42). Of particular interest is an excellently preserved Penny, previously unknown in numismatic literature, which, due to its design and the content of the pictures, may represent an early Tübingen coinage from the late 11th century (Lot 43).
Silver hryvnia ingots of the “Novgorod” type and a copy of the extremely rare “Tartar type” with a contemporary graffito are available from the Eastern European Middle Ages (Lots 44 and 45); also an equally rare and unusually beautiful Denga from Pskov (Lot 47).
An extensive series of mostly extremely fine or about mint state silver coins from the Principality of Wallachia follows (Lots 47 – 61). An interesting Follaro of the Kilija Genoese colony, minted on a Crimean Tartar copper coin, ends the selection for the Middle Ages in the premium section (lot 62).
The modern coin section begins with a brilliant Maria Theresa Thaler from the Kremnitz mint dating from 1765 (Lot 63). Among the subsequent gold coins are two gems: a rare Salzburg Ducat from 1723 (Lot 64) and a 5 Ruble coin from Alexander I from 1825 (Lot 67). Two variants of rare Shillings from Mihai Radu III. Mihnea of 1658 from the Principality of Wallachia (Lots 68 and 69) terminate the premium section.
The second part of the auction contains attractive individual coins from the following areas of Antiquity: Celts, contemporary imitations of ancient coins, Greeks, the Roman Empire (Republic, Imperial Period, provincial Roman coins) and Byzantium.
There are Medieval coins from Germany and Europe, including particularly well represented Southeastern Europe with numerous rarities from the Principality of Moldova (Lots 340 – 370), as well as Crusader coins from the Principality of Achaia. This is followed by the areas of Germany (17th – 20th centuries) as well as Habsburg and Austria (17th – 20th centuries).
Among coins of Europe (17th – 20th centuries), some focal points stand out with excellently preserved coins: Italy, Romania and, particularly richly represented Poland, predominantly by Trojaks (Dreigröscher), sometimes rare and in exceedingly good condition (Lots 451 – 504).
The auction ends with some attractive medals and a rare Korean coin from 1893.
You can place your maximum bids before the auction – or during the live auction, where you can bid on the lots in real time, similar to a floor auction, and thus actively influence the auction process.
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