29-06-2018 – 01-01-1970
Premium Auction 31
Unpublished issues and unusual variants at Solidus
272 lots will be offered at Solidus Premium Auction 31 on the auction platform AUEX. The spectrum ranges from ancient, Byzantine and Islamic coins to pieces from the Middle Ages and modern times. Among others, some very rare medieval coins are on offer: from Germany bracteates from the Lake Constance area as well as some pennies from Augsburg; from Southeastern Europe an exciting series of late medieval coins, above all a previously unpublished asper from the Genoese colony Licostomo. Special mention should be made of valuable modern gold coins from Poland and Czechoslovakia.
Until June 30 you can bid for the coins of the Premium Auction on the auction platform AUEX.
Lot 4: Southern Germany. Quarter Stater, 2nd – 1st c. BC.
The auction starts with Celtic coins. Some very rare gold coins from southern Germany as well as interesting Thasos-type tetradrachms in their idiosyncratic style with unusual variants are striking.
Lot 32: Thrace. Abdera. Stater, ca. 358/357 BC.
This is followed by Greek coins with attractive incuse specimens from southern Italy; numerous coins from Macedonia and Thrace, including charming staters from Abdera, Neapolis and the Orrescians; coinage from the Greek motherland and Asia Minor, including an extremely rare Late Archaic drachma of Athens and notable silver and bronze coins of Hellenistic rulers, such as the tyrant Alexander of Karystos on Euboea, the dynast Pharnabazos from the Cilician Tarsos or the famous Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.
The next part offers Roman provincial coins with interesting and rare reverse motifs from northern Greece and Asia Minor.
There are also coins from the Roman Empire, including selected, partly very well-preserved sestertii with excellent portraits, attractive denarii and antoniniani. Among others the denarii of Augustus with a crocodile as reverse image and of Gordianus I Africanus, a double sestertius of Traianus Decius and a very rare miliarense of Constantine the Great have to be emphasized.
Byzantine coins are represented in bronze, silver and especially gold, including a rarely offered and historically interesting follis of Heraclius from the mint in Jerusalem and a presumably unpublished Milaresion of Justinian II.
Lot 188: Licostomo (Genoese colony). Asper, 2nd half of 14th c.
This is followed by rare medieval coins from Germany and Europe, including medieval bracteates and Augsburg denarii, as well as a very rare Aethelred imitation from Scandinavia. A special highlight is the asper from Licostomo, which is offered at auction for the first time, and refutes the recent doubts about the existence of a particular coinage from the Genoese colony.
Lot 234: Czechoslovakia. Republic. Kremnitz. 10 ducats, 1931.
Furthermore, attractive and rare modern coins and medals from Germany, Austria and Europe are on offer, including rare modern gold coins. In addition there are banknote samples from Romania as well as a Grivna – Russian plate money – which was printed only a short time at the beginning of the 18th century and therefore is rare.
The auction concludes with an attractive series of Islamic coins.
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, June 30th 2018, at 18:00 CET. Please register till June 29th 2018, 13:00 CET.
You can reach the auction on AUEX here directly.
The auction can also be viewed on Sixbid.
The coins can be viewed at the office of Solidus Numismatik prior to the auction (only by appointment).
Here you can reach the website of Solidus Numismatik.