Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., D-Frankfurt

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Spring Auction 2023 at Dr. Busso Peus Nachf.

The 434th auction of Frankfurt’s auction house Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. opens on 27 April 2023 with a particularly wide range of ancient coins, in which the areas of Greek and Roman numismatics are represented in a very balanced proportion. An important part of the Greek section is the collection of a pharmacist from the Saarland, who had a great interest in Egyptian and Greek archaeology throughout his life and wished to trace the activities of Alexander the Great.

Lot 143: Macedonian empire. Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC Chr. Gold stater in the name of Alexander 319/315 BC. Fine luster, extremely rare. Extremely fine. One of 5 known specimens. Estimate: 5,000 EUR.

The rulers of the Macedonian empire are particularly impressively represented in gold, with rarities such as an Alexander stater with Nike standing to the right, in addition to FDC staters. Interesting Celtic and Caucasian imitations of this coin type are also on offer. The African continent is particularly well represented this time with a rare Billon shekel of appealing quality, a Carthaginian gold stater and its Cyrenian counterpart.

Lot 586: Lucius Verus, 161-169. Aureus 163/164, Rome. On the occupation of Armenia and the appointment of a new client king. Extremely fine-Uncirculated. Estimate: 15,000 EUR.

Roman numismatics is not neglected, especially in terms of breadth, but also with some top pieces. Antoninus Pius is represented with a rare “platform aureus” illustrating a liberalitas scene. It is followed by a shiny aureus of Lucius Verus on his Armenian victory. Even sought-after rarities such as a Severan denarius depicting a naumachia can be found among the numerous Roman coins.

The finale is a longer section of rich combined lots of mainly Roman coins. A good 80 items come from a collector who began collecting coins in the 1950s.

As always, we can prove an earlier auction provenance for the majority of our antiquities – in contrast to some platform providers – and so once again some illustrious names can be found in the “pedigrees”.

Lot 2086: Poland. 1st Republic, 1918-1939. Sample-10 zlotych cliff 1934, on Josef Pilsudski and the 20th anniversary of his assumption of command of the Polish region. Proof. Estimate: 5,000 EUR.

In the field of modern numismatics, the attention is focused on several extensive series. As always, the world coins open the offer. The Polish pattern 10 Zlotych-Klippe 1934 on Josef Pilsudski and the 20th anniversary of his taking command of the Polish Legion in proof condition, as well as the excellent medallic rouble 1841 of Nicholas I on the wedding of the heir to the throne Alexander II with Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse-Darmstadt should be of special interest.

Lot 2264: Schlick, County. Heinrich IV., 1612-1650 Reichstaler 1642, plan, with the title of Ferdinand III. Almost extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 EUR.

Among the following attractive line of Habsburg coinage, the 100 crowns of Franz Joseph, 1908, on his sixtieth reign anniversary in excellent condition should be mentioned in particular. Also to be highlighted is the almost excellent imperial thaler of the county of Schlick from Henry IV, 1642.

In the section of Feudal German coins, it is above all the nice little collection of Guelph bracteates that deserves special attention. In addition, the coins of the Imperial castle Friedberg and 19th century Bavaria form further focal points of our offer. As usual, the auction will be rounded off by an offer of German Imperial coins and an extensive offer of combined lots with low estimates. Auction participation is possible in the auction room, by pre-bidding and by Internet live bidding.


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