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CGB Live Auction - March 14th

| 15/02/2017
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454 lots will be up for sale during CGB’s Live Auction on 14 March 2017, from Ancient coinage to Royal and Modern French coins as well as World coins.

The auction will begin with a fine assortment of Ancient coins. An interesting selection of over fifty Greek coins will introduce the catalogue, in particular with a very beautiful tetradrachm serie.

Lot 422338

Athens - Tetradrachm

1 800 € / 3 200 €

 

Lot 422096

Cyme - Tetradrachm

1 200 € / 2 200 €

 

Lot 399852

Ptolemy 1st Soter - Pentadrachm

19 000 € / 29 000 €

Among the selection of Roman coins, you will find several interesting aurei, like this rare Vespasian aureus, the second specimen ever known (Lot 420177). There will also be a splendid Domitian aureus with Germania on offer (Lot 422059), a Marcus Aurelius aureus in an amazingly good state of conservation, and one from Hadrianus (Lot 423508).

Lot 422059

Domitianus - Aureus

9 500 € / 15 000 €

Lot 423508

Hadrianus - Aureus

15 000 € / 25 000 €

The part given over to Royal coins has a particularly rich selection of rare or quality coins. The climax of the sale is to be found in the part given over to Louis XV with an extremely rare gold medal with the type of the Écu “au bandeau”. It is the coin which is to be found on the cover of our catalogue (Lot 421270). As for the Louis XIII ten or eight louis coins, it is a gold medal minted in order to inaugurate a new monetary series. Such a numismatic item is exceptional and extremely rare.

Lot 421270

Louis XV - Gold medal

85 000 € / 130 000 €

 

Lot 422252

Louis XVI - Louis d'or aux palmes

7 500 € / 13 000 €

Among the feudal coins, the selection holds lots of surprises in store with specimens that are very seldom to be seen on sale. First of all please note two medieval coins from Aquitaine which are extremely rare - a gold guyennois coin of Edouard III of England (Lot 421271). The coins from the Duchy of Lorraine are another interesting collection in the sale as regards feudal coins. Please note an impressive René II teston, the first coin with a portrait for Lorraine (Lot 421274).

Lot 421271

Edouard III - Guyennois d'or

11 000 € / 15 000 €

Lot 421274

Lorraine - René II - Teston

10 000 € / 20 000 €

Then there are coins from the Modern French period (post French Revolution) with more than a hundred lots on offer. From the Consulate to the Fifth Republic, you will discover lots of great quality with several specimens from the Ideal Collection, like the 20-franc 1812 Turin coin (Lot 416564)

Lot 416564

Napoléon 1st - 20 francs 1812 Turin

900 € / 1 800 €

The sale will carry on with a selection of World coins. The most interesting lot among the World coins is a Greek essay box dated 1963 containing two 30-drachme essay coins (Lot 414881).

 

Lot 414881

Greece -Essays of 30 drachma 1963

5 000 € / 10 000 €

 

Lot 414900

Indochina - Piastre 1921

500 € / 900 €

Access to the 454 lots of the March Live Auction - March 14 here:

The Live is scheduled on tuesday 14th of March from 2 p.m. (GMT+1).

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