Important Ancient Coins (5 October 2009) - Auction Report

Gross Total: £220,360 (£253,414 including buyers’ premium)
Number of lots 983
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.59 and €1.08

Principal Lots
Lot no.

5864 Didius Julianus, Aureus, Rome, 193, £55,000 (£63,250)
5673 Egypt, Ptolemy IV, Octodrachm, £8,500 (£9,775)
5982 Merovingians, Tremissis, Clémont, £5,200 (£5,980)
5559 Thrace, Kavaros, Tetradrachm, Kabyle, £5,000 (£5,750)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
5379 The weight is 12.23g
5548 Broken and repaired. Estimate £15-25
5781 Cassius, not Brutus
5984 The reference is Mitchener p.71, 83 [citing a similar example inscribed REX ALPHO]; the legend Rex/Alpho may refer to a certain 5th century British ruler named Elafius, mentioned as being regionis illius primus or 'leader of that region' in Constantius of Lyon's hagiography of St Germanus (chs. 26 and 27) and Bede's Ecclesiastical History of England (ch. 21)

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
6088 and 6143.