14-07-2017 – 01-01-1970
Premium Auction 18
Rare coins from Antiquity, Middle Ages and Modern Times at Solidus
400 lots will be offered at Solidus Premium Auction 18 on the auction platform AUEX. The range stretches from ancient, Byzantine and Islamic coins to coins and medals from the Middle Ages and modern times. Two Lake Constance (Bodensee) bracteates from an old collection deserve special attention, one of them probably being offered for the first time ever on an auction, the other for the first time since 1922.
Until July 15, you can bid for the coins of the Premium Auction on the auction platform AUEX. Highlights include:
Lot 47: Athens. Tetradrachm, ca. 500-480 BC.
The auction starts with interesting Eastern Celtic coins, including rare and original Thasos types, followed by Greek coins from Sicily, Thrace and Macedonia. There is a 1/12 gold stater from Syracuse, a rare tetradrachm from Thasos coined under the legate Sura, a gold stater of Philippos II of Macedonia; strikings from the Greek motherland and Asia Minor, among those an archaic tetradrachm from Athens, a series of interesting electron hectes from Mytilene and Phokaia, an early, very rare 1/3 electron stater from Ionia and a series of attractive silver coins from the island of Rhodes.
Lot 163: Severus Alexander (222-235 AD). Pontos. Amaseia.
Subsequently we have a series of Roman provincial strikings from all parts of the empire with many interesting reverse motifs, including a very rare great bronze with the fortification of Amaseia and a bronze medal of Caracalla from Pergamon.
Lot 275: Maximinus II. Daia (310-313 AD). Aureus.
Among the coins of the Roman Empire some selected and very rare Denarii and Antoninians with outstanding portraits have to be mentioned, among them strikings of Plotina, Pacatianus and Vabalathus; rare Aurei of Aurelianus (in contemporary frame) and Maximinus Daia (from the mint of Thessalonica).
As for late-antique and Byzantine coins, they include an extremely rare 1 ½ scripula of Valens and a Solidus from the common reign of Iustinus I and Iustinianus I. From the migration period there is an imitative Tremissis in the name of Honorius from an Italian mint.
Lot 335: Ravensburg – Imperial mint. Bracteate without year (around 1265).
This is followed by rare medieval strikings with samples from Germany, Europe and Georgia; in particular a small series of Lake Constance bracteates deserves special mention, including two strikings from an old collection, which are probably offered for the first time, resp. the first time since 1922 on an auction; furthermore a very rare imitation of a Mancuso of the County of Barcelona from the Balkan region; moreover very rare copper coins of Cilician Armenia and a Dirhem of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
The auction finishes with modern coins and medals from Germany, Austria and Europe and an attractive series of Islamic coins with a focus on strikings of the Ottoman Empire.
You can send your maximum offers before the auction – or participate in the live auction, that allows you to bid on the lots in real time and influence the auction process directly, similar to a floor auction. The Live Auction starts on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 16:00 CEST. Please register till July 15, 14:00 CEST.
You can reach the auction on AUEX.
The auction can also be viewed on Sixbid.
The coins can be viewed at the office of Solidus Numismatik from Tuesday 11 July to Friday 14 July 2017 (only by prior notification).
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