by Hadrien Rambach
Howard Peter Guber (born in Newton, MA, on 2 March 1942) was Studio Chief of Columbia Pictures in the early 1970s, Chairman and CEO at Sony Pictures from 1989 to 1995, and then formed Mandalay Entertainment Group. In the course of his career, Peter Guber produced more than thirty films that have garnered more than fifty Academy Award nominations (and have earned several billion dollars worldwide), including The Deep, Rain Man, Batman, The Color Purple, Midnight Express, Gorillas in the Mist, The Witches of Eastwick and Flashdance. Peter Guber also co-owned and operated Casablanca Records and Filmworks, which released top-selling singles and albums in the 1970s by such artists as KISS, Donna Summers and The Village People.
As trustee for the Guber Family Trust, Peter Guber sued Rob Freeman in 2014: from 2008 he bought and sold ancient coins through the dealers “without incident.” In that time, he says, he built a collection of 84 Greek coins. In 2010, Guber says, agreed to let the Freemans take possession of the coins so they could sell them for him on consignment. The coin dealers sold 38 of the coins, and he agreed to trade 42 of the remaining coins for a bronze Roman head of Lucius Aelius Verus as Caesar.
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- Hadrien Rambach, “Provenance glossary”, in Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 91: the George W. La Borde collection of Roman aurei – part I, Zurich, 23 May 2016, pp. -
- Hadrien Rambach, “Provenance glossary”, in Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 99: the George W. La Borde collection of Roman aurei – part II, Zurich, 29 May 2017, pp. 47-63
- Hadrien Rambach, “Provenance glossary”, in Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 105: the George W. La Borde collection of Roman aurei – part III, Zurich, 9 May 2018, pp. 82-105
This article was first published in a catalogue of auction house Numismatica Ars Classica.