October Auction at Gorny & Mosch Focuses On German Coins
On 11th and 12th October 2021, auctions 280 “Ancient Coins” and 281 “Selected Coins and Medals of the Middle Ages and Modern Times” are held by Gorny & Mosch in Munich. Two splendid print catalogues complement the auctions. Immediately following the public auction, e-auction 282 will be held on 14 October.
783 ancient coins will be auctioned off on 11th October 2021 by auction house Gorny & Mosch in their business premises in Munich. For the second time, coins of the Roman provinces from the Collection of the German ancient historian and epigrapher Peter Weiß, which was built up in the years between 1967 and 2015, will be on offer. Furthermore, auction 280 contains 30 published coins (plate coins) that are depicted with images by M. & A. Hirmer in the reference works “Die Griechische Münze” (P. Franke, M. Hirmer) and “Die Römische Münze” (J. Kent, B. Overbeck, A. Stylow).
Pieces from the Following Collections Are on Offer:
- Greek and Roman coins from various collections
- an important collection of Greek coins
- further specimens from the Peter Weiß Collection
1003 selected coins and medals from medieval to modern times will be auctioned off on 12 October 2021 by auction house Gorny & Mosch in their business premises in Munich. The focus is on high quality pieces from the German States, Habsburg and Germany after 1871. The auction offers an extensive collection of bracteates. At the end of the auction, 158 gold coins of other bidding increments will be on offer. You will find more details in the auction catalogue.
Connoisseurs will find a wide range of finest issues of excellent quality and outstanding provenances in auction 280 and 281. A small selection of them will be presented here.
The offer at a glance:
- Celts: 17 lots
- Greeks: 472 lots
- Roman Provincial Coinage: 49 lots
- Roman Republic: 37 lots
- Roman Empire: 163 lots
- Byzantium: 44 lots
- Migration Period: 1 lot
- Middle Ages, Germany and Europe: 176 lots
- German Coins & Medals up to 1871: 221 lots
- Germany after 1871: 112 lots
- Medals and Orders: 7 lots
- Austria-Hungary (including ecclesiastical issues): 100 lots
- European Coins and Medals: 167 lots
- America: 14 lots
- Asia: 13 lots
- Crusaders and Islam: 26 lots
- Special Part Gold Coins: 157 lots
Some highlights of the auctions 280 and 281:
- Lot 39: Greek. Metapontium. Didrachm, approx. 400-340 BC. Signed work of Aristoxenos. Perhaps the most charming depiction of a woman from Metapontum. Wonderfully toned piece with broad planchet, extremely fine. Estimate: 5,000 EUR.
- Lot 60: Greek. Akragas. Tetradrachm, approx. 420-410 BC. Very rare. Franke-Hirmer and Westermark plate coin. Attractive toning, very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 40,000 EUR.
- Lot 61: Greek. Akragas. Tetradrachm, approx. 409-406 BC. Very rare. Attractive toning, extremely fine. Estimate: 30,000 EUR.
- Lot 84: Greek. Naxos. Tetradrachm, approx. 410 BC. Very rare. Wonderful toning, about extremely fine. Estimate: 100,000 EUR.
- Lot 113: Greek. Syracuse. Agathocles (317-289 BC). Tetradrachm, 310-306/5 BC. Listed at Ierardi! Toning, extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 EUR.
- Lot 433: Greek. Bactria. Sophytes (approx. 305-294 BC). Tetradrachm according to the Attic standard, approx. 246/5-235 BC. Mint located in the Oxus region? As tetradrachm very rare. Beautiful delicate toning, extremely fine. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 514: Roman Provincial Coinage. Ephesus. 2nd triumvirate with Mark Antony, Octavian and Lepidus (43-32 BC). Cistophor, approx. 39 BC. Extremely fine specimen. Estimate: 3,000 EUR.
- Lot 708: Roman Empire. Constantine I, the Great (AD 307-337). Gold medallion, about AD 318. Mint of Treveris (?). Gold. Very rare. Gem. Especially heavy piece of exceptionally great quality of this series. Excellent portrait, extremely fine. Estimate: 25,000 EUR.
- Lot 709: Roman Empire. Constantine I, the Great (AD 307-337). Solidus, AD 312-313, mint of Treveris. Gold. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 25,000 EUR.
- Lot 1287: Free imperial city pf Friedberg. Imperial city coinage. Double taler, 1591. With the title of Emperor Rudolf II. Extremely rare. Traces of gilding, extremely fine. Estimate: 80,000 EUR.
- Lot 1309: Magdeburg. Broad double taler 1673 CP, Magdeburg. Second known specimen. Extremely rare. Dark toning, very fine-extremely fine. Estimate: 40,000 EUR.
- Lot 1345: Saxony. Frederick III the Wise and John the Steadfast (1489-1525). Broad guldengroschen, n.d. (after 1507/1512), Hall or Dresden. Magnificent Renaissance Issue. Fine toning, extremely fine-FDC. Estimate: 20,000 EUR.
- Lot 1367: Saxe-Weissenfels Christian (1712-1736). Taler klippe, 1717, unsigned. Extremely rare, especially in this quality. Attractive toning, extremely fine +. Estimate: 12,500 EUR.
- Lot 1396: Würrtemberg-Öls. Silvius Frederick (1664-1697). Broad double taler, 1674 SP, Oels. Very rare. Extremely fine +. Estimate: 25,000 EUR.
- Lot 1542: Habsburger until 1866. Rudolf II (1576-1612). 1/2 talers, 1607, Prague. Extremely rare. Fine toning, minor edge chip and edge error, slightly weak strike, scratches, extremely fine. Estimate: 8,000 EUR.
- Lot 1723: Poland. Stephen Báthory (1576-1586). Taler, 1580, Olkusz. Extremely rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 100,000 EUR.
Once again, Gorny & Mosch will hold an E-Auction immediately after the public auction. On 14 October 2021 starting at 10 a.m., coins, medals and multiple lots from antiquity to modern times will be auctioned off online. Among them are, for instance, Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins including further parts of the E.L. and Peter Weiß Collections with imperial city coinage, collections of French medals, Indian gold coins, German, Habsburg and European issues. A total of 1494 lower-priced lots and all multiple lots will be sold. Here you can find the online catalogue for E-Auction 282.
The viewing takes place at Gorny & Mosch, Maximiliansplatz starting now:
Monday – Friday: 10 AM-1 PM and 2.30 PM-6 PM.
Sunday, 10 October: 10 AM-6 PM and by prior appointment.
The catalogues for auctions 280-281 can be ordered at Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Maximiliansplatz 20, 80333 Munich, Germany, phone: +49 (0)89 24 22 643-0, fax +49 (0)89 22 85 513. They are also available online.