24 juillet 2014

A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd announces one of the largest coin sales to date in Hong Kong

Kuang Hsu 光緒: Gold Ku'ping Pattern Tael 大清金幣, CD1906 丙午, Obv Chinese legend, Rev facing dragon, plain edge (Kann 1540; L&M 1023). Several rim nicks and edge bruises, about uncirculated. Estimate: US$65,000-85,000. HONG KONG.- A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd and auction partner Ma Tak Wo Numismatic Co Ltd announced that the Hong Kong Coin Auction 57 will be one of the largest sales to date. Held as part of the bi-annual Hong Kong International Coin Convention and Antique Watch Fair, the sale will feature a Kuang Hsu, Gold Ku’ping... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

A beautiful ancient Punic electrum (a gold/silver alloy) stater from the city of Carthage, struck circa 300 B.C. in Carthage.

A beautiful ancient Punic electrum (a gold/silver alloy) stater from the city of Carthage, struck circa 300 B.C. in Carthage.  The obverse with a superb portrait of the chief goddess of Carthage, Tanit, shown facing left, wearing earring and necklace, her hair tied up with grain wreath. The reverse with horse standing facing right. Carthage, one of the great cities of antiquity, was ideally located on the North African coast in modern day Tunisia. Her position enabled her to become a powerful and influential city-state.... [Lire la suite]
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30 décembre 2013

A rare ancient Islamic gold dinar coin, dating to approximately the 7th - 11th Century

A rare ancient Islamic gold dinar coin, dating to approximately the 7th - 11th Century. Coins such as this were traded widely during the latter half of the first millennium. The Dinar contains profuse Arabic text arranged horizontally and circumferentially. Diameter: 24 mm - Weight: 2.85 g Provenance: German private collection (source artancientltd)
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29 décembre 2013

Superb Mnaieion, Ex-Millennia Collection

Superb Mnaieion, Ex-Millennia Collection. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions PTOLEMAIC EGYPT. Ptolemy VI - VIII (180-117 BC). AV mnaieion (28mm, 27.86 gm, 12h).  Alexandria, ca. 170-116 BC. Veiled head of the deified Arsinoë II with ram's horn, wearing diademed stephane, lotus scepter over far shoulder, K behind  / ΑΡΣΙΝΟΗΣ ΦΙΛΑΔΕΛΦΟΥ, double cornucopia bound with diadem. Svoronos, 1498. SNG Copenhagen 322. Deeply struck on a broad flan from dies of fine style and possessing deep, mirror-like luster. NGC... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2013

First Issue Priscus Attalus Solidus, One Of Two Known

First Issue Priscus Attalus Solidus, One Of Two Known. Photo courtesy Heritage Auctions Priscus Attalus, Western Roman Emperor, first reign (AD 409-410). AV solidus (21mm, 4.47 gm, 6h). Rome, First Coinage, September-December AD 409. IMP PRISCVS AT-TALVS P F AVG, pearl and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Attalus right / VICTORIA AVGVSTI R - M, Attalus standing right in military attire, holding vexillum in right hand and victory on globe in left, left foot on bound captive, COMOB in exergue. RIC 1401 (R5).... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

An ancient gold stater from the City of Kyrene, Struck, 322 - 313 B.C.

An ancient gold stater from the City of Kyrene, modern day Libya. Minted under one of Alexander the Great's closest friends and allies, Ophellas while acting as governor under Ptolemy I. Struck 322 - 313 B.C.  The obverse with the goddess of Victory, Nike driving slow quadriga (four horse chariot) right holding reins and goad. The legend reading: KYPANAION - "Of the Kyrenians"The reverse with the god, Zeus-Ammon shown standing left, his robes hanging from his left shoulder and falling down his body in swathes. He rests... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

A solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Phocas, struck 602 - 610 A.D. at the Constantinople mint

A solid gold Byzantine solidus of Emperor Phocas, struck 602 - 610 A.D. at the Constantinople mint. The obverse depicts the bust of Focas, with cross-topped crown and holding the globus cruciger in his right hand. The globus symbolises Christ's authority over the world, and by proxy the authority of the Byzantine ruler, in this case Focas. The legend reads: d[ominvs] NN[oster] FOCAS PERP[etvvs] AVG[vstvs] - "Our Lord Focas, Eternal Emperor"The reverse shows an angel standing holding staff mounted with Christogram in right hand... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

A Byzantine gold solidus of Emperor Heraclius, (Flavius Heraclius Augustus) struck in 638 - 641 A.D. at the Constantinople mint

A Byzantine gold solidus of Emperor Heraclius, (Flavius Heraclius Augustus) struck in 638 - 641 A.D. at the Constantinople mint.  The obverse depicts Heraclius, (centre) flanked by sons, Heraclius Constantine (right) and Heraclonas (left) standing facing. They each hold a Globus Crucinger in right hand and wear Chlamys. The reverse shows cross on steps, the legend reads: VICTORIA AVG Ч - "[To the] Victory of the Emperors" CONOB in exergue - Literally translated as, "Constantinopoli obryzum". The solidus weighed... [Lire la suite]
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26 décembre 2013

A solid gold sultani or altin coin from the Ottoman Empire struck, circa 15th Century A.D

A solid gold sultani or altin coin from the Ottoman Empire struck circa 15th Century A.D. Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 3.50 g Provenance: Ex English private collection. artancientltd
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02 juillet 2013

An ancient Roman bronze AE3 coin of Caesar Crispus, struck 317 - 326 A.D. Minted in Trier, Germany.

An ancient Roman bronze AE3 coin of Caesar Crispus, (Flavius Julius Crispus) eldest son of Constantine the Great, struck 317 - 326 A.D. Minted in Trier, Germany.  The obverse depicts a fabulous portrait of Crispus wearing laurel wreath. The legend reads: IVL[ivs] CRISPVS NOB[ilis] C[aesar] - "Julius Crispus, Noble Caesar" The reverse shows laurel wreath with the legend: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT X - "Because of the vows to our caesar, another 10 years [of rule]". Trier mint mark in... [Lire la suite]
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