Starting price: $7.500Annam: Thieu Tri gold "Heaven and Earth"
2 Tien ND (1841-1847) MS63 NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730001
Starting price: $5.000Annam: Bao Dai gold "Kim Bài"
Decoration Set ND (1936) AU
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730002
Starting price: $10.000China: Kwangsi. Kuang-hsü copper Specimen
Pattern 10 Cash ND 1905 SP63 Brown PCGS
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730056
Starting price: $40.000China: Republic Yuan Shih-kai silver Pattern
"Plumed Hat - Hat Touches Rim"
Medallic Dollar ND (1916) AU58 NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730088
Starting price: $10.000China: Republic Yuan Shih-kai Dollar Year 8
(1919) MS65+ NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730092
Starting price: $50.000China: Republic Tsao Kun gold Dollar ND
(1923) MS62 NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730098
Starting price: $40.000China: Republic Sun Yat-sen silver Specimen British Pattern
"Junk" Dollar Year 18 (1929) SP64 PCGS
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730106
Starting price: $340.000China: People's Republic gold Proof "Seismography"
2000 Yuan (1 Kilo) 1992 PR68 Ultra Cameo NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730126
Starting price: $12.500Great Britain: William IV Proof Crown
1831 PR65 Cameo NGC
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730160
Starting price: $2.500Netherlands: Zeeland. Provincial Piefort Ducaton
(Silver Rider) 1666 MS62 PCGS
HKINF World & Ancient Coins - Hong Kong #311730181
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Late Roman Solidi and Russian Rarities at Solidus

Solidus Numismatik e.K.

Auction 124

Coins

19 September 2023

Online

In the current auction 124, Solidus presents 525 attractive lots with some rarities, including a series of late Roman solidi in top condition and some rare Russian coins. At the end of the auction, interesting coin groups are offered with very moderate estimate prices.

The auction will be held as a live auction on the auction platform AUEX on Tuesday, 19 September 2023 from 16:00. Pre-bids can already be submitted.

Lot 1163: Treasure find from Brohl-Lützing, 18 denarii, including Octavian and Marc Antony, 41 BC Ephesus? Starting Price: 6,500 EUR.

Lot 1163: Treasure find from Brohl-Lützing, 18 denarii, including Octavian and Marc Antony, 41 BC Ephesus? Starting Price: 6,500 EUR.

The auction begins with East Celtic coins and some interesting imitations of Greek and Roman coinage. This is followed by a selection of Greek coins with a focus on Thrace, the Greek motherland, Asia Minor and the Hellenistic kingdoms, finally selected Roman Provincial Roman coins. This is followed by some denarii of the Roman Republic. At the interface between the Republic and the Imperial period, the treasure find of Brohl-Lützing from the Augustan period, published in NNB 1/2021, is on offer as a whole (lot 1163). The treasure find contains a total of 18 denarii from the late Republic as well as from the time of Emperor Augustus. The two final coins, minted between 15 – 13 B.C., suggest that the find was concealed during the preparations for Augustus’ Germanic campaigns on the Rhine border. It contains some excellent or almost excellent denarii with attractive motifs (elephants on coins of Caesar and Metellus Scipio) and portraits (including Pompeius Magnus, Octavian and Marcus Antonius).

Los 1229: mint state solidus of Aelia Eudoxia, 402 - 403 AD, Constantinople. Starting Price: 4,000 EUR.

Los 1229: mint state solidus of Aelia Eudoxia, 402 – 403 AD, Constantinople. Starting Price: 4,000 EUR.

Following are denarii, sestertii and antoninians of the Roman Imperial period, from which there is also a series of ten excellently preserved late Roman solidi from the Constantinian to the Theodosian dynasties. The highlight is a mint specimen of the Aelia Eudoxia (lot 1229), a very rare coin, especially in this condition. Some Byzantine coins conclude the offer on antiquity.

Among the coins of the Middle Ages, a series of selected Bavarian pennies deserves mention, including an exceptionally rare example of the Duchy of Bavaria-Landshut with a round coat of arms and helmet (lot 1239). Also on offer are medieval pennies from the northern parts of the Holy Roman Empire as well as late medieval coinage from Eastern Europe.

Lot 1296: Weimar Republic. 5 Mark 1932 A. Goethe. Starting Price: 1,800 EUR.

Lot 1296: Weimar Republic. 5 Mark 1932 A. Goethe. Starting Price: 1,800 EUR.

Among the German coins from the period after 1871 is a series of commemorative coins of the Weimar Republic, some in exceptionally good condition, sometimes ex proof items, among others the 5 Mark piece with the portrait of Goethe (lot 1296).

Lot 1321: Russia for Poland. Alexander I, 50 Zloty 1819, Warsaw. Starting Price: 1,000 EUR.

Lot 1321: Russia for Poland. Alexander I, 50 Zloty 1819, Warsaw. Starting Price: 1,000 EUR.

Among the European coins are some Russian rarities (lots 1321 – 1323): A 50 zloty piece from 1819, minted under Alexander I in Warsaw for Poland, a trial strike in copper for the commemorative ruble in 1859 on the unveiling of the equestrian statue for Nicholas I and a silver bar of 3 zolotnik without year (ca. 1885).

The last section of the auction consists of interesting groups of coins with very moderate estimates.