Peter Weiss Collection at Gorny & Mosch
On 19th and 20th April 2021, auction 276 “Coins of Antiquity” and auction 277 “Selected coins and medals from modern times” will be held by Gorny & Mosch in Munich. Two splendid print catalogues complement the auctions. Immediately following the public auctions, e-auction 278 will be held on 21 April 2021.
765 ancient coins, weights and seals will be auctioned off on 19 April 2021 by auction house Gorny & Mosch in their premises in Munich. A special feature of this auction is the collection of the German ancient historian and epigrapher Peter Weiß, which was built up in the years between 1967 and 2015. The collection focuses on “Late Antiquity and Provincial Coinage” but also includes a considerable amount of seals and weights. An extremely rare pattern of emperor Hadrian, for instance, will be sold from this collection.
Pieces from the following collections are on offer:
- Greek and Roman coins from various collections
- special collection Kingdom of Bosporus from German private ownership (part III)
- the Peter Weiß Collection
1130 selected coins and medals from modern times will be auctioned off on 20 April 2021 by auction house Gorny & Mosch in their business premises in Munich. The focus is on high quality pieces from the German States and the German Empire. At the end of the auction, 104 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, a small selection of them will be presented here.
The offer at a glance:
- Celts: 20 lots
- Greeks: 275 lots
- Roman provincial coinage: 152 lots
- Roman Republic: 50 lots
- Roman Empire: 204 lots
- Byzantium: 51 lots
- Migration period: 2 lots
- Roman seals: 21 lots
- Weights: 11 lots
- German coins & medals up to 1871: 393 lots
- Germany after 1871: 230 lots
- Medals and orders: 3 lots
- Austro-Hungary: 54 lots
- European coins and medals: 368 lots
- America: 33 lots
- Africa: 9 lots
- Australia and Oceania: 1 lots
- Asia: 26 lots
- Islam: 18 lots
- Special part gold coins: 104 lots
Highlights from the Auctions:
- Lot 46: Greeks. Messina As Zancle. Drachm, c. 520-493 BC. Probably the best in existence! Wonderful toning, perfectly centred and minted, extremely fine. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 50: Greeks. Syracuse. Dionysius I (406-367 BC). Decadrachm, c. 405-400 BC. Unsigned Work of Kimon. High relief, obv. struck with a slightly worn die, very fine +/almost extremely fine. With NGC tag ChXF, strike 4/5, surface 4/5. Estimate: 40,000 EUR.
- Lot 150: Greeks. Epidaurus. Drachm, around 250 BC. Very rare! Excellent style, wonderful dark toning, rev. slight double strike, extremely fine. Estimate: 30,000 EUR.
- Lot 276: Greeks. Ptolemaic Kingdom. Ptolemy IV Philopator (221-205 BC). Octodrachm (Mnaieion), Alexandria. Obs. Small scratch at the cheek, very fine +. Estimate: 7,500 EUR.
- Lot 279: Greeks. Kyrene. Stater, c. 322-314 BC. Polianthes, magistrate. About extremely fine. Estimate: 7,500 EUR.
- Lot 535: Roman Empire. Hadrian (117-138). Aureus, 124 – 125, Rome. Very beautiful portrait, high relief, extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 EUR.
- Lot 602: Roman Empire. Trebonianus Gallus (251-253). Binio, 251-253, Rome. Gold. FDC. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 733: North Germanic Peoples. Northern gold bracteate. Height with eyelet 61mm. Ca. 450-475. Gold. Extremely fine. Estimate: 70,000 EUR.
- Lot 734: Roman Lead Seals. Hadrian (117-138). Flat, one-sided seal(?). Extremely rare! Beige surface, extremely fine. Estimate: 1,000 EUR.
- Lot 754: Late Ancient Lead Seals. Papal seal (?). Two-sided seal, middle of the 4th century AD. Extremely rare! Published! Beige surface, very fine. Estimate: 250 EUR.
- Lot 1048: Bavaria. Charles Theodore (1777-1799). Ducat, 1780 ST, Munich. Isar gold ducat. Gold. Very rare! Almost FDC. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 1095: Brandenburg / Prussia. John George (1571-1598). Reichstaler, 1587, Berlin. Very rare! Fine toning, extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 EUR.
- Lot 1133: Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Frederick Ulrich (1613-1634). Löser of 10 reichstalers, 1634 HS-IH, Goslar or Zellerfeld. Extremely rare. Fine toning, two small scratches, minor rim nick, extremely fine. Estimate: 150,000 EUR.
- Lot 1267: City of Nuremberg. Reichstaler, 1733. By P.P. Werner and P.G. Nürnberger. Very rare! Showpiece. Splendid toning, FDC. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 1371: City of Wolgast. Since 1630 part of Swedish Pomerania. “Löser” of 3 reichstalers, 1633, Wolgast. Extremely rare! Impressive gem. Wonderful toning, extremely fine +. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
- Lot 1514: Saxe-Meinigen. Georg II, 1866-1914. 20 marks, 1882 D, Munich. Gem. FDC struck in proof quality, MS 62 PL – PCGS. Estimate: 20,000 EUR.
- Lot 1658: Austro-Hungary. Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius (+ 1634). Reichstaler, 1632, Jičín. Very rare, especially in this quality. Wonderful toning, extremely fine. Estimate: 20,000 EUR.
- Lot 1928: Switzerland. Federal State since 1848. 100 francs, 1925 B, Bern. Very rare! Almost FDC. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.
Once again, Gorny & Mosch will hold an e-auction immediately after the public auction. On 21st April 2021 starting at 10 AM, coins, medals and multiple lots from antiquity to modern times will be auctioned off online. Among them are, for example, imperial city coins from South German private collection E.L. and pieces from the Peter Weiß Collection. A total of 1477 lower-priced lots and all multiple lots will be sold.
The viewing takes place at Gorny & Mosch, Maximiliansplatz on the following dates: Starting now: Monday-Friday, 10 AM-1 PM and 2:30 PM-6 PM by prior appointment
The catalogues for auctions 276-277 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. All auction catalogues are also available online.