13-09-2015 – 01-01-1970
Islamic Coins of High Quality at Wilkes & Curtis’ Auction 7
Auction 7 of the UK based numismatic company Wilkes & Curtis is online now and bidding closes from 12 noon BST on Monday 14th September. In total 341 lots are offered including 6 lots of numismatic books.
Highlights of the sale include:
Lot 217: A Fatimid gold Dinar of al-Hakim dated 393h (circa 1003AD) from the Atrablus mint. This is extremely rare because this date is believed unrecorded. The coin is in very fine condition. Estimate £1,000-1,200.
Lot 278: An extremely rare Buwayhid, gold Dinar of ‘Adud al-dawla Abu Shuja‘, struck at Madinat al-Salam in 372h (circa 982AD). It is in very fine condition and believed to be an unrecorded date for a dinar of this mint. Estimate £800-1,000.
Lot 281: Another extremely rare Buwayhid, gold Dinar of Abu Kalijar, dated 424h (circa 1032AD) from the Suq al-Ahwaz mint, in extremely fine condition. The only other recorded example of this date was sold at auction in 1989. Estimate £500-700.
Lot 285 is a silver Ghaznavid Dirham of Mahmud b. Sebuktekin struck at Isfahan in 420h (circa 1029AD). This coin is of the highest rarity as it is believed to be the first published coin struck during a brief period of Ghaznavid rule in Isfahan after they captured the city from the Kakwayhid ruler Muhammad b. Dushmanzar. Estimate £500-700.
You may find all lots of the sale online on the website of Wilkes & Curtis.
As Wilkes & Curtis offer their 7th Auction they have taken time to look back at their successful first year of trading. They have offered 3054 lots achieving a total hammer price of £355,102. Customer feedback has been very positive with comments like:
“your catalogues have been of very high quality and I have found them to be most interesting.”
“It was a pleasure participating in the auction, it seemed to me professional and transparent.”
“One of my collector friends sold some coins with you last auction and he was very happy with the services and I shared my very good experience bidding with you as well.”
Matt Curtis says “As a new company it is vitally important we build a loyal customer base. We have been very careful to ensure we “know” every single one of our customers and have had such great feedback from them as a result.” The confidence gained from having these loyal customers has enabled Wilkes & Curtis to actively push the business forward and offer more and more high quality coins for sale.