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Numismatica Ars Classica, Auctions 105 & 106, 9-10 May 2018

20.04.2018, 22:04

Numismatica Ars Classica is proud to announce its forthcoming Spring auctions which will take place at the Hotel Baur au Lac, Zurich on 9th and 10th May. The sales feature more than 1800 lots spanning over a millennium from Ancient Greece to the Byzantine era with a combined total estimate of approximately 10’000’000 CHF.

Auction 105: The George W. La Borde Collection of Roman Aurei, Part 3, 9th May 2018

Auction 105 represents the third and final part of the George La Borde Collection of Roman aurei and is by no means less impressive than its counterparts with a total estimate of almost CHF 3 million. As one might expect given the previous parts, the sale features many great rarities, often in an exceptional state of preservation, with a huge number boasting illustrious provenances such as Ponton d’Amécourt, de Quelen, Jameson, Gulbenkian and Biaggi, to name but a few.

Auction 106 - An Important Selection of Greek, Roman & Byzantine Coins, featuring the Collection of Cypriot Coins - Property of a Discerning Collector, part I and the Collection of a Perfectionist of Roman Imperial Silver Coins. 9 & 10 May 2018

Auction 106, to be held on 9th and 10 May, offers the usual important selection of ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins and is highlighted by two special collections:

The Collection of Cypriot Coins - Property of a Discerning Collector Part I (lots 281-330)
Assembled over the course of several decades from the 1960s to the early 21st century, this extremely important collection, possibly the most important for this coinage in private hands, was carefully put together by an anonymous collector who, while not Cypriot himself, had a great passion for this fascinating numismatic field. The collection represents a practically unique opportunity to acquire huge rarities in fantastic condition and mostly boasting impeccable provenances.

The collection of a Perfectionist of Roman Imperial silver coins
The auction proceeds with the sale of a magnificent private collection of Roman Imperial silver coins. Although each are equally significant a few highlights need to be mentioned, such as the magnificent Orophernes tetradrachm sporting one of the finest Hellenistic portraits on a greek coin.

Catalogues will be available on Sixbid and NAC’s website six weeks before the sale. Printed catalogues will be sent out to existing clients in early April and can be ordered through NAC’s Zurich office. The coins can be viewed at NAC’s London premises until 25th April (+ 44 207 839 7270) and at NAC’s Zurich premises from 7th May (+ 44 41 261 1703).

Please contact the respective office to arrange an appointment.

M. Junius Brutus with Cornelius Lentulus Spinther. Aureus, mint moving with Brutus 43-42, AV 8.01 g.
Hadrian, 117 – 134. Aureus 117, AV 7.32 g.
Diadumenian caesar, 217 – 218. Aureus late 217, AV 7.36 g.
Florian, June – August 276. Heavy aureus, Cyzicus 276, AV 6.42 g.
Kings of Cappadocia, Orophernes usurper circa 160 – 156 BC. Tetradrachm, Priene circa 160-156, AR 16.53 g.
Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus. Aureus, mint moving with Ahenobarbus in 41 BC, AV 8.00 g.
Constantine I, 307 – 337. Medallion, Ticinum 315, AR 6.08 g.
Constantius II caesar, 324 – 327. Medallion of four and a half solidi, Nicomedia July 325, AV 19.89 g.