Estimate price: 1,250€Lycia. Undefined Dynast. Stater, around 480 B. C.
unknown mint. Rare. Fine toning, weakly struck,
extremely fine. Ex Sayar Collection.
Spring Auction Sales 402-40643
Estimate price: 1,250€Lycia. Kherei. Stater, 430/410 B. C. Telmessos. Rare.
Extremely fine. Ex Sayar Collection.
Spring Auction Sales 402-406164
Estimate price: 20,000€Sicilia. Syracuse. Dekadrachm, 405/400 B. C., specimen
by the master engraver Kimon, unsigned.
Extremely rare. Fine patina, tiny scratches, good very fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-406585
Estimate price: 40,000€Roman Empire. Hadrianus, 117-138 for Aelius. Aureus,
137, Rome. Rare in this condition. Attractive piece with
perfect centering, tiny flan defect, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-406890
Estimate price: 10,000€German States. City of Regensburg. 2 Ducats n. d. (1742),
with the titel of Karl VII. Extremely rare. Attractive piece.
Extremely fine-uncirculated.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063209
Estimate price: 10,000€German States. City of Regensburg. Thick, double Reichstaler
n. d. (around 1742), with the titel of Karl VII. Extremely rare.
Attractive piece with nice patina, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063217
Estimate price: 25,000€Holy Roman Empire. Ferdinand II, 1592-1618-1637.
5 Ducats 1636, Prague. Extremely rare. S
lightly bent, very fine-extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063821
Estimate price: 15,000€German States. Bavaria. Ludwig I., 1825-1848. Gold struck
from the die of a Double gulden. Of the highest rarity.
Attractive piece with fine golden toning. NGC MS63+.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4063949
Estimate price: 20,000€German States. Saxony. Friedrich August I., 1694-1733
(August der Starke). 2 Ducats 1695, Dresden.
Extremely rare. Attractive piece, min. bent, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4064054
Estimate price: 75,000€German States. Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Julius, 1568-1589.
Löser (multiple taler) Heinrichstadt (Wolfenbüttel),
Extremely rare. Very attractive piece, extremely fine.
Spring Auction Sales 402-4064144

A Saxon Wedding, Jewish Everyday Life and Roman Gold

Künker

Auctions 389-390

Coins

23-24 June 2023

D-Osnabrück

Immediately following the two public auction sales 387 and 388, on 23 and 24 June 2023 Künker will hold two eLive Premium Auctions. In addition to world coins and medals from antiquity to present times, numerous special collections are on offer. They include the Dr. Walter Kemlein Collection of coins and medals from Saxony, a special collection with coins from the Duchies of Bremen and Verden, an important collection of Jewish medals from all over the world, part seven of the Salton Collection with Roman coins at favorable estimates and an extensive series of Italian issues as well as coins and medals from the German States.

No. 2056

No. 2056: Russia. Aleksey Mikhaylovich, 1645-1676. Jefimok 1655, overstrike on a 1637 reichstaler of Saxony, John George I, Dresden mint. Rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 1,250 euros.

No. 2056: Russia. Aleksey Mikhaylovich, 1645-1676. Jefimok 1655, overstrike on a 1637 reichstaler of Saxony, John George I, Dresden mint. Rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 1,250 euros.

No. 2249

No. 2249: Mecklenburg. Frederick Francis I, 1785-1837. 2 talers 1797, Schwerin. Extremely fine. Estimate: 750 euros.

No. 2249: Mecklenburg. Frederick Francis I, 1785-1837. 2 talers 1797, Schwerin. Extremely fine. Estimate: 750 euros.)

Catalog 389: World Coins and Medals

Ancient coins, world coins and medals and, of course, the German States: If you are looking for new acquisitions to add to your collection, auction 389 provides you with the perfect opportunity. Estimates range from low two-digit starting prices to some four-figure estimates.

The focus is on issues of the German States. After all, two extensive special collections are presented at once: Bremen and Verden as well as Saxony. However, the small series with Mecklenburg issues should not be neglected either.

No. 2127

No. 2127: Bremen-Verden. Charles X Gustav, 1654-1660. 4 marks 1660, Stade. Rare. Beautiful patina. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 600 euros.

No. 2127: Bremen-Verden. Charles X Gustav, 1654-1660. 4 marks 1660, Stade. Rare. Beautiful patina. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 600 euros.

No. 2198

No. 2198: Bremen-Verden. Charles XI, 1660-1697. Reichstaler 1692, Stade. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros.

No. 2198: Bremen-Verden. Charles XI, 1660-1697. Reichstaler 1692, Stade. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros.

An Extensive Special Collection Focusing on Bremen and Verden

Only a few bracteates represent the Catholic past of the Diocese of Bremen, which was merged with the territories of the secularized Bishopric of Verden in the Peace of Westphalia, to come under Swedish rule as an imperial territory. Therefore, coins minted in Stade under Swedish rulers are the main batch in this special collection on Bremen and Verden, which contains about 100 lots. However, it should be mentioned that there are many more coins behind these 100 lots because especially fractional coins were often grouped into carefully arranged multiple lots.

This collection was assembled with great attention to detail and has something to offer for everyone who is interested in this field. Although there are no rarities of top quality, connoisseurs can look forward to coins of above-average quality with fine patinas.

No. 2301

No. 2301: Upper Lusatia. Vladislaus II of Bohemia, 1158-1173. Bracteate, Bautzen or Görlitz. Extremely rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros.

No. 2301: Upper Lusatia. Vladislaus II of Bohemia, 1158-1173. Bracteate, Bautzen or Görlitz. Extremely rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros.

No. 2421

No. 2421: Saxony. Frederick Augustus I, 1694-1733 (Augustus the Strong). Silver medal by Chr. Wermuth, commemorating his son’s wedding in 1719. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 2421: Saxony. Frederick Augustus I, 1694-1733 (Augustus the Strong). Silver medal by Chr. Wermuth, commemorating his son’s wedding in 1719. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 2427

No. 2427: Saxony. Frederick Augustus I, 1694-1733 (Augustus the Strong). Hexagonal reichstalerklippe 1719, Dresden, prize of the Schnepper-Gesellschaft for the shooting competition on the occasion of his son’s wedding. Very rare. Minor traces of mounting(?). Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 2427: Saxony. Frederick Augustus I, 1694-1733 (Augustus the Strong). Hexagonal reichstalerklippe 1719, Dresden, prize of the Schnepper-Gesellschaft for the shooting competition on the occasion of his son’s wedding. Very rare. Minor traces of mounting(?). Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 2471

No. 2471: Saxony. Frederick Augustus III (I), 1763-1806-1827. Silver medal by Chr. J. Krüger commemorating the founding of the Kingdom of Saxony in 1806. Extremely rare. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 2471: Saxony. Frederick Augustus III (I), 1763-1806-1827. Silver medal by Chr. J. Krüger commemorating the founding of the Kingdom of Saxony in 1806. Extremely rare. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

Catalog 389: The Kemlein Collection

It was one of those typical German fates that encouraged Dr. Walter Kemlein to collect the coins and medals of his old Saxon homeland. Born on 24 October 1927, he was one of the last two cohorts that were conscripted into the army shortly before the end of the Second World War. Good luck and helpful fellow men saved him from being held as prisoner in Russia for a long time. Instead, the just 18-year-old could return home and escape to Erlangen three years later, where he started to study medicine. During his many years of service as a trauma surgeon and chief physician at the surgical clinic of the Johannes Hospital in Bielefeld, Dr. Walter Kemlein never forgot his roots. He remembered his old home by assembling an extensive collection of coins and medals that related to Saxony, which will now be entering the market once again. A special focus is on the city of Dresden. More than 250 lots are offered in this auction sale.

Dr. Walter Kemlein acquired a particularly large number of medals, including some pieces that commemorate the Wedding of Frederick Augustus and Maria Josepha in 1719, the so-called “Wedding of the Century”.

No. 2599

No. 2599: Denmark. 1888 gold medal for the 60th jubilee of Abraham Alexander Wolff as Chief Rabbi of Denmark. Probably unique in gold. Extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros.

No. 2599: Denmark. 1888 gold medal for the 60th jubilee of Abraham Alexander Wolff as Chief Rabbi of Denmark. Probably unique in gold. Extremely fine. Estimate: 10,000 euros.

No. 2604

No. 2604: France / Strasbourg. 1898 bronze medal for the consecration of the new synagogue in Strasbourg. Very rare. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 1,500 euros.

No. 2604: France / Strasbourg. 1898 bronze medal for the consecration of the new synagogue in Strasbourg. Very rare. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 1,500 euros.

No. 2674

No. 2674: Habsburg hereditary lands. 1745 silver medal on the expulsion of the Jews form Bohemia and the successful protest against it, minted on behalf of the Jewish communities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. In silver probably the only specimen on the market. Extremely fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros.

No. 2674: Habsburg hereditary lands. 1745 silver medal on the expulsion of the Jews form Bohemia and the successful protest against it, minted on behalf of the Jewish communities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. In silver probably the only specimen on the market. Extremely fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros.

No. 2697

No. 2697: Germany / Munich. 1826 silver medal for the consecration of the synagogue in the presence of King Ludwig I and Queen Therese. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 6,000 euros.

No. 2697: Germany / Munich. 1826 silver medal for the consecration of the synagogue in the presence of King Ludwig I and Queen Therese. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 6,000 euros.

Catalog 389: Jewish Medals

Actually, the largest part of the collection of Jewish medals should have also been included in the chapter on the German States because a wealth of issues from the 19th century are from there. They reflect how proud German citizens of the Jewish faith were on their new synagogues, which they were finally allowed to build – in some cases against the resistance of local authorities. Be it Erfurt or Frankfurt, Cologne or Munich, Mainz or Würzburg, numerous synagogues were erected at the time, just to be demolished by the Nazis a few decades later.

However, these medals also recount other stories. They tell of wise rabbis and how the Jewish communities came to develop a new pride in their past in the second half of the 20th century. 

No. 3065

No. 3065: Roman Republic. Caesar. M. Mettius. Denarius, 44, Rome. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 3065: Roman Republic. Caesar. M. Mettius. Denarius, 44, Rome. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 3216

No. 3216: Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus, 161-162. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 3216: Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus, 161-162. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 3224

No. 3224: Faustina II. Aureus, 161-176. Very fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 3224: Faustina II. Aureus, 161-176. Very fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros.

No. 3229

No. 3229: Commodus. Aureus, 178. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 12,500 euros.

No. 3229: Commodus. Aureus, 178. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 12,500 euros.

Catalog 390: The Salton Collection

The following eLive Premium Auction 390 wonderfully ties in with the collection of Jewish medals, because it contains the seventh part of the Salton Collection, the fate of which we have already recounted on several occasions. Therefore, we will only mention a few key events here. Mark Salton used to be called Max Schlessinger before moving to the United States, and was a descendant of a long line of German coin dealers. His parents, Felix and Hedwig Schlessinger, died in the Holocaust. Max managed to escape. After the end of the Second World War, he moved to New York, where he met his future wife Lottie. The two of them built up a second life there.

This life obviously included the coins they collected. And their collection was typical of the pre-1970s era, as they paid more attention to rarity than to quality. Therefore, the Salton Collection contains both pieces of excellent quality and issues that we would describe as “very fine” today. This enables collectors of Roman coins to consider bidding on an aureus this time, given that estimates start at 2,000 euros. Although, of course, the selection of denarii and bronze coins with estimates starting in the two-digit range is also quite extensive. Be it Roman Republic or Roman Empire, many historically important rarities of very fine quality can be found in this catalog. The material will provide those who are rather interested in history than in coin grades with plenty of opportunities to dream about the past.

But there are also coins for lovers of high-quality pieces. Have a look at the denarii by Hadrian: there are numerous coins with nice portraits whose quality is better than extremely fine. The Saltons were especially interested in this travelling emperor who, despite his love of peace, mercilessly crushed the Bar Kochba uprising. But there are also rarities of attractive quality in the section of the soldier emperors and the tetrarchs.

Please also take a look at all the carefully compiled multiple lots that are definitely worth to be viewed!

No. 3512

 No. 3512: Italy / Ferrara. Alfonso I d’Este, 1505-1534. Testone n.d. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 3512: Italy / Ferrara. Alfonso I d’Este, 1505-1534. Testone n.d. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 3618

No. 3618: Sicily. Ferdinand III, 1759-1816. Oncia (30 tari) 1791, Palermo. Rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros.

No. 3618: Sicily. Ferdinand III, 1759-1816. Oncia (30 tari) 1791, Palermo. Rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros.

No. 3946

No. 3946: German States / Lippe. Hermann Adolf, 1652-1666. Reichstaler 1658 (minted in 1659), Detmold. Rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 3946: German States / Lippe. Hermann Adolf, 1652-1666. Reichstaler 1658 (minted in 1659), Detmold. Rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 4122

No. 4122: German Empire. Waldeck-Pyrmont. 5 marks 1903. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

No. 4122: German Empire. Waldeck-Pyrmont. 5 marks 1903. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 2,000 euros.

Catalog 390: World Coins with a Focus on Italy and the German States

The Salton Collection is a universal collection, which is why many European coins will be on offer as well, including numerous pieces of the finest quality. However, once again, the Saltons paid more attention to rarity than to quality, which is why you will find a comprehensive offer of historically important and rare pieces of very fine quality.

Particularly noteworthy is a series of coins and medals from Italy, which tells of the great love of the Saltons for their third home country. It contains numerous rarities of the finest style, some of which in extremely fine quality.

And there are also many beautiful pieces from the German States.

Submit your bids as the money will go to charitable organizations working for reconciliation and the remembrance of Jewish history!

To order a catalog, contact Künker, Nobbenburger Straße 4a, 49076 Osnabrück; phone: +49 541 / 962020; fax: +49 541 / 9620222; or via e-mail.