Starting price: 80'000 EURMYSIE
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
Auction October 202312
Starting price: 60'000 EURRHODES
Tétradrachme environ 404-385 avant J.-C.,
AG 17.06 g
Ashton 55,
Conservation : NGC AU★ 5/5 5/5 Fine Style
Auction October 202313
Starting price: 90'000 EURBosphore Cimmerien
Statère, Chersonèse, Panticapée,
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
Auction October 202318
Starting price: 70'000 EURBOURBONS
Louis XIII 1610-1643
40 livres dit 4 Louis d'or,
1640 A, AU 26.80 g.
Conservation : NGC XF 45. Rarissime
Auction October 2023233
Starting price: 200’000 EURLouis-Philippe Ier 1830-1848

Paris, 1834 A, AU 43.26 g.
Ex Vente Sotheby's, 1954,
Collection du Roi Farouk,

Conservation : PCGS SP 66 (PROOF ULTRA CAMEO).
Auction October 2023330
Starting price: 70'000 EURGRECE
George I 1863-1913 
100 Drachmes, Paris, 1876 A,
AU 32.25 g. Conservation : NGC AU 58.
76 exemplaires frappés. Rarissime.
Auction October 2023451
Starting price: 100’000 EURPARMA
Odardo Farnese 1622-1646
6 Doppie,
ND, AU 39,21 g.
NGC AU 58. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023540
Starting price: 180'000 EURVittorio Amedeo I 1630-1637
10 Scudi d'oro, II Tipo, Torino,
1633, AU 33.13 g.
Cud 92a var.

Conservation : NGC AU 53. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023623
Starting price: 100'000 EURNicolas II 1894-1917
25 Roubles - 2 1/2 Imperials,
Saint-Péters- bourg, 1908, AU 32.24 g.

Conservation : Traces de nettoyage sinon Superbe.
Extrêmement rare, officiellement seulement 175 pièces frappées.
Auction October 2023765
Starting price: 110'000 EUR10 Ducats, non daté tranche lisse, Berne, AU 34.57 g.

Conservation : NGC MS 61. Superbe. Rarissime
Auction October 2023781

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.

 A part of the Manching coin hoard. In the lower part of the picture, the so-called Goldgusskuchen (“gold cast pie”) with a weight of 217 grams. Photo: UK.

A part of the Manching coin hoard. In the lower part of the picture, the so-called Goldgusskuchen (“gold cast pie”) with a weight of 217 grams. Photo: UK.

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!