Welcome to Leu Auction 2. We are very pleased to be offering you a selection of 380 lots from antiquity to the Middle Ages.
The great success of our first auction has shown that our philosophy of ‘quality over quantity’ is highly valued by our customers. Thus, once again, only those coins characterized by outstanding preservation, great style, rarity, impressive provenance and/or historical significance have found their way into our auction.
Once more, it is the coins that take center stage. They and their histories deserve to be described and annotated in a scientifically correct way, as well as presented appropriately. We appreciate the fact that each piece is unique and desirable in its own way!
In addition to our room sales, the quarterly web auctions allow us to present to you a wider range of items. This does not mean that these coins are in any way less attractive – rather, they are simply better suited to a sale via the Internet. Certain pieces receive more attention on the World Wide Web, a phenomenon that we have seen time and time again.
As a result of such great interest in our auctions, the number of consignments – whether individual items or entire collections – is steadily increasing. It is therefore with great pleasure that we announce the expansion of our team. On the occasion of our Leu Auction 2, we are pleased to present to you our future numismatist, who will be working in the areas of ancient, medieval and modern coins.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many warm and very positive comments received regarding our past auctions, website and the Leu Auction 1 catalogue. We value your feedback, and are continually looking to improve on our service.
We hope you enjoy viewing the catalog and look forward to welcoming you to the auction in Zurich on 11 May 2018, either in person, by telephone or via the Internet.
In memory of our good friend Geoffrey Cope
Leu Numismatik AG
CELTIC, Central Europe. Boii. 2nd century BC. 1/24 Stater (Gold, 7 mm, 0.33 g, 3 h), earliest Athena-Alkis-series, local 'Vogelkopf' type.
SICILY. Syracuse. Dionysios I, 405-367 BC. Dekadrachm (Silver, 34 mm, 42.99 g, 11 h), signed by Euainetos, circa 405-400.
SELEUKID KINGS OF SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 24 mm, 16.92 g, 11 h), Susa, circa 304-298/7.
ARCADIA. Mantinea. Antinoüs, died 130. Medallion (Bronze, 39 mm, 40.82 g, 1 h), Veturios, late 131 or early 132.
Quintus Labienus Parthicus, † 39 BC. Denarius (Silver, 18 mm, 3.70 g, 6 h), uncertain mint moving with Labienus in southeastern Asia Minor, early 40 BC.
Macrinus, 217-218. Aureus (Gold, 20 mm, 7.31 g, 6 h), Rome, circa March-June 218.
Volusian, 251-253. Medallion (Bimetallic, 37 mm, 51.37 g, 12 h), Rome, late 251-early 252.
Victorinus, Romano-Gallic Emperor, 269-271. 'Denarius' (Silver, 19 mm, 1.65 g, 1 h), an 'offstrike' from aureus dies, Treveri, early to mid 270.
Licinius I, 308-324. Aureus (Gold, 21 mm, 5.29 g, 12 h), Nicomedia, early 321.
PORTUGAL, Kingdom. Sancho I o Povoador (the Populator), 1185-1211. Morabitino (180 Dinheiros) (Gold, 29 mm, 3.92 g, 6 h), Coimbra.