Ancient Coins (27 September 2011) - Auction Report


Gross Total £1,723,740 (£2,068,488 including buyers' premium)
Number of lots 802
Exchange rate of the GB pound US $1.56 and €1.15

Principal Lots
Lot no.

2001-2028 A Fine Group of Greek and Roman Coins from the Cabinet of a Connoisseur (Part II), £1,558,200 (£1,869,840)
2017 Kyrenaica, Barke, Tetradrachm, c. 360 BC, ex Leu 1979, £330,000 (£396,000)
2007 Bosporos, Pantikapaion, gold Stater, c. 380 BC, £185,000 (£222,000)
2003 Uncertain Thraco-Macedonian mint, Electrum Stater, c. 500 BC, ex Leu 1993, £140,000 (£168,000)
2019 Vespasian, Aureus, rev. Judæa, ex NFA 1992, £125,000 (£150,000)
2021 Hadrian, Aureus, rev. Nilus, ex E.S.R., £92,000 (£110,400)
2027 Caracalla, Septimius Severus and Julia Domna, Aureus, £92,000 (£110,400)
2024 Septimius Severus, Aureus, rev. bust of Jupiter-Ammon, £80,000 (£96,000)
2115-2547 Roman Coins from the John Quinn Collection (Part I), £78,960 (£94,752)
2005 Thasos, gold Hemidrachm, c. 380 BC, £70,000 (£84,000)
2008 Mysia, Kyzikos, Electrum Stater, c. 410 BC, ex Ars Classica 1933 and Kunstfreund, £65,000 (£78,000)
2026 Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla and Geta, Aureus, £55,000 (£66,000)

Saleroom Notices
The following were amendments to the catalogue descriptions
Lot no.
2005 The provenance should be disregarded
2020 Provenance: H. Montagu (Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, 1896, lot 287), Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sotheby, Zurich, 10 November 1972, lot 85)
2024 The coin has traces of mounting
2027 Provenance: H. Montagu (Rollin & Feuardent, Paris, 1896, lot 524), Metropolitan Museum of Art (Sotheby, Zurich, 10 November 1972, lot 146)
2028 Description should read: Aureus, uncertain Eastern mint, Nicomedia (?), c. 218, IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of right, rev. SANCT DEO SOLI ELAGABAL, slow quadriga right, bearing the sacred stone of Emesa surmounted by eagle, surrounded by four parasols, 7.14g/11h (RIC 143b [Rome]; BMC 273 [Antioch]; Kent-Hirmer 414 [Nicomedia]; Calicó 3033 [Antioch]). Damage on face, otherwise extremely fine with lustre £15,000-20,000. Provenance: Bt Numismatic Fine Arts
2790-2804 These lots are sold as viewed and NOT subject to return

The following lots were withdrawn before the auction:
2006 and 2041