Statère d'or, Lampsaque, vers 350 av. J.-C, AU 8.40 g.
Ex Vente NAC Zurich, Auktion 1, 30-03-1989,
Conservation : NGC AU 5/5 4/5 Fine Style
AG 17.06 g Ashton 55,
Conservation : NGC AU★ 5/5 5/5 Fine Style
vers 340-325 av. J.-C. , AU 9.06 g. Ex Vente NGSA 8,
Novembre 2014, lot 32
Conservation : NGC Choice XF★ 5/5 4/5 Fine Style
1640 A, AU 26.80 g. Conservation : NGC XF 45. Rarissime
Paris, 1834 A, AU 43.26 g. Ex Vente Sotheby's, 1954,
Collection du Roi Farouk,
Conservation : PCGS SP 66 (PROOF ULTRA CAMEO).
AU 32.25 g. Conservation : NGC AU 58.
Superbe 76 exemplaires frappés. Rarissime.
ND, AU 39,21 g. NGC AU 58. Superbe. Rarissime
1633, AU 33.13 g. Cud 92a var.
Conservation : NGC AU 53. Superbe. Rarissime
Saint-Péters- bourg, 1908, AU 32.24 g.
Conservation : Traces de nettoyage sinon Superbe.
Extrêmement rare, officiellement seulement 175 pièces frappées.
Celtic Coin Hoard Melted Down into Lumps
The unanswered questions about the theft of a Celtic gold treasure in Manching, Germany, might soon be solved. On 22 November 2022, 483 gold coins with a total weight of about 3.7 kilograms were stolen from the kelten römer museum in Manching, Bavaria. The coins belong to what is considered the largest Celtic gold hoard of the 20th century. Now the police have announced success in apprehending suspected criminals.
On 19 July 2023, German media outlets reported that four suspects were arrested in the area of Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), quoting the Bavarian Criminal Investigation Department (LKA) and the dpa German Press Agency. The evidence is said to be “overwhelming”. Newspapers even reported that a part of the coin hoard might have been recovered.
The official statement of the LKA that was published after the press conference on 20 July 2023 says: “When he was arrested, the 43-year-old was in possession of a plastic bag with 18 gold lumps in it. An initial micro x-ray fluorescence analysis carried out by the forensic institute of the Bavarian LKA revealed a mixture of gold, silver and copper that corresponds to the composition of the gold hoard. Therefore, it must be assumed that these lumps were produced by melting down the Manching gold hoard. The pieces are currently being analysed in cooperation with the Archaeological State Collection.” The Oppidum special commission continues to investigate.
We will keep you posted!