Under a ferocious Roman siege for the next three years, the city still maintained its long tradition of beautiful coinage. The reverse shows a symbol of prosperity, a double cornucopia (“horn of plenty”) tied with ribbons and filled with cakes and fruit. The obverse shows the winged figure of Nike standing on the prow of a warship, blowing a trumpet. The coin is attributed to either Michael IV “the Paphlagonian” (ruled 1034-1041) or Michael V “Calaphates” (ruled December 21, 1041 to April 13, 1042). The obverse is a majestic laurel-wreathed head of Zeus. At PCGS Very Fine 35, it is among the finest of its type. On Berk’s list of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, this type is #100 (Berk, 125). In 249 BC, upon the death of Magas, her mother married her off to Demetrius the Fair, son of Demetrius Poliorcetes, who was invited to become king of Cyrenaica. CoinWeek Supplies Highlights _______________________________________________________________________. Realized CHF 32,000 (about $26,266 USD; estimate CHF 15,000). Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. In its last appearance at auction in 1997, this coin realized $5,000 against an estimate of $6,500[5]. [12] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodosius_(son_of_Maurice). Buy By Heritage Auctions. To finance his wars, Pyrrhus issued magnificent gold staters, c. 278-276 BCE, at Syracuse, a Sicilian city with a long tradition of beautiful coinage. Free pricing data and auction evaluations. Signature - World & Ancient Coins Auction Dates: January 21 - January 22 Auction #3089 Signature Floor Session 1 (Lots 30001-30293) 1:00 PM Central Time, Thursday, January … Many of these come from the “Penn Collection”, evidently assembled by a wealthy connoisseur in the 1980s and ’90s. We have detected that you do not have JavaScript enabled. Opened in 2017, Heritage Auctions' United Kingdom office is located in Shepherd's Market, a charming small square tucked away in the heart of London's Mayfair district. Less than 40 Florida Territory $1 notes are known to survive. One of the most formidable Ptolemaic queens, Berenice II’s family background was unusually convoluted and bloody, even by Macedonian standards. Heritage Auction #3809, closing on January 21 and 22, 2021 in Dallas, offers a spectacular array of rare and beautiful ancients. On the reverse, the naked muscular figure of Poseidon, god of the sea, extends his left arm draped with his cloak, about to hurl his trident. Since this coin is based on the “Milesian” weight standard of Miletus, it was probably struck there. When Constantine determined that her accusation was false (perhaps because Fausta wanted to secure succession to the throne for her own sons), Fausta was executed in an overheated steam bath. Realized $5,000 USD (estimate $6,500). An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins. 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, 2nd edition. The reverse is just an irregular punch mark. The inscription, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY, simply states “of king Demetrius”. Free pricing data and auction evaluations. [13] Roma Numismatics, Auction 10, September 27, 2015, Lot 939. The rebellion was brutally crushed, leaving a lasting legacy of bitterness between Greeks and Persians. On Berk’s list of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, this type is #58 (Berk, 72). In 215 BCE, the last tyrant, Hieronymos, just 15 years old, inherited the throne of his grandfather, Hiero II, who had ruled for more than five decades of peace and prosperity. Established in 1976, Heritage Auctions has over 700,000 registered online bidder-members, & offers a wide range of collectibles. With the U.S. rare coin market posting strong sales through the first half of 2020, Heritage Auctions reports leading the global coin auction industry with record-setting sales, which include the most valuable coin sold so far this year. [11] NAC Auction 40, May 16 2007, Lot 857. Mar 2, 2021 . After a few months, the rebellion was suppressed by Constantine IV, son of Constans II, and Mezezius was executed. In a 2015 London auction, an example of this type brought over $27,000[13]. Realized CHF 40,000 (about $41,654 USD; estimate CHF 35,000). Weighing almost 18 grams, the coin would have been valued – in the words of the cataloguer – at: 60 silver drachms – a huge sum in the ancient world. Demetrius, however, was more interested in Apama than her daughter, and, catching him in her mother’s bed, Berenice stabbed him to death. Young Hieronymos made a fateful and unwise decision to ally with Carthage in its war against Rome. In 1997, this coin sold for $11,500[2]. Auction Dates. The World's Largest Numismatic Auctioneer. London (1986), Sotheby’s. A Dictionary of Greek Coins. Batch Bidding - Multiple Bids with a Single Click. The Greek epithet Philadelphos means “sibling loving”, as in the name of Philadelphia, the “City of Brotherly Love”. This listing displays the price history for significant coins sold at auction from 1997 to 2021. There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. The coin is boldly but crudely engraved – the second “Z” in the name of Mezezius is backward! Realized $11,500 USD. David came to work at Heritage Auctions in 1992, and since has had the pleasure of assisting thousands of collectors in building their collections and ultimately in helping them bring their collectible legacy to market. Since Egypt had no silver mines, silver was a highly prized import. Current Auctions Post-Auction Buys Virtual Bourse Heritage Inventory Coming Soon Buy Now from Owner Auction Wednesday & Thursday World & Ancient Coins Weekly Online Auction 232039 Consign by. The riches of Egypt’s ancient rulers were legendary, and the dynasty of the Ptolemies, who ruled at Alexandria from 305 to 31 BCE, issued some of the heaviest gold coins struck in antiquity. The obverse is a portrait of the queen. The obverse bears an exceptionally lifelike portrait of the young ruler; on the reverse, he appears seated beside his father with the inscription LIBERALITAS AUGG III (“Generosity of the Emperors, for the Third Time”). David started collecting coins at the age of nine and has been trading at coin shows since he was ten years old. Initial Heritage Auctions complaints should be directed to their team directly. David oversees Heritage Auction's numismatic consignment division, and works with collectors and Consignment Directors across all of Heritage Auction's collectible categories. Coins Auction November 19-22, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. An even heavier Ptolemaic gold coin, Lot 31044, was issued by an uncertain ruler (Ptolemy VI, VII or VIII) sometime after 193 BCE. Lot 31070 is a gold solidus struck at the imperial capital of Nicomedia (now Izmit, Turkey). Despite this, her legendary beauty prompted Ptolemy III of Egypt to marry her, in 244/3 BC, and the duo became the foremost “power couple” in the world. The obverse bears the portrait of his father, the dynastic founder Ptolemy I. Heritage has the pleasure of offering 14 important private collections among the more than 2,280 lots presented this season. David started collecting coins at the age of nine and has been trading at coin shows since he was ten years old. [8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Salamis_(306_BC). Up for sale with many other beautifully toned, high-grade coins in our Cape Coral Collection Monthly Auction that ends this month! Born about 295 (the date is uncertain) he was raised to the rank of “Caesar” – in effect, heir apparent – in 317. All News, Articles, Commentary and Opinions are contributed by the author(s), with or without compensation, who are solely responsible for the content, and do not represent CoinWeek Management. Lot 31014 represents the last spectacular flowering of Syracusan coinage, a rare silver piece of 16 litrai (a litra was equal to one-fifth of a drachma, or 0.87 gram). Born in 267 BC, she was the daughter of the Cyrenaican king Magas and his wife Apama. Browse and Find coins, comics, currency, art, luxury handbags, sports memorabilia, wine, historical items, books, real estate, and more at Heritage Auctions. An exceptional example of this coin, better centered, brought $180,000, against an estimate of $40,000, in a 2012 New York auction[4]. “We are honored that bidders trust NGC so much that they will pay $660,000 for an NGC-certified coin based only on its grade, description and images,” said Mark Salzberg, NGC Chairman and Grading Finalizer. Graded paper money, such as bank notes, obsoletes, military payment certificates and more. The reverse bears a cross on three steps surrounded by the standard Latin formula VICTORIA AUGU… (“Victory of the Emperor”). Search our Auction Archives below to find item values. Lot 31012 is graded “Choice, About Uncirculated, Fine Style”. Heritage moved its U.S. The obverse shows the helmeted head of the goddess Athena, while the reverse features an elegantly draped Nike seeming to float above the ground holding a trophy of arms and a wreath of oak leaves. $2,500-$5,000) should attract collectors with its low serial number and high grade. Lot 31036 is a rare gold trichryson (“triple gold piece”) or pentadrachm (“five drachma piece”) of Ptolemy II, who ruled from 285 to 246 BCE. The massive coin weighing almost 28 grams, has two names: octodrachm (“eight drachma piece”) based on its weight, and mnaion (or mnaieion) based on its equivalent value, one mina (100 drachms) of silver. On Berk’s list of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins, this type is #56 (Berk, 67). The 10-coin set shattered the record for a single lot of Asian numismatic rarities offered at a Heritage auction. Traditionally in America, the most important ancient coin auctions of the year take place in January, in association with the New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC). Heritage Auctions is also offering a rarity from one of the most popular territorial series. On the obverse, the usurper wears a plumed helmet, and an elaborate breastplate with a small cavalry shield hung on the left shoulder. Only two other examples of this coin have appeared on the market in recent years. [5] Triton I sale, December 2, 1997. [1] These included the city-states of Miletus, Myus, Priene, Ephesus, Colophon, Lebedos, Teos, Clazomenae,Phocaea, Erythrae,and the islands of Chios and Samos. The Heritage Auctions web sites will not function without JavaScript, so we recommend enabling it. Buy, Sell, Auction, Value & Consign rare and collectible U.S. and world currency. View Dates. But with Dallas-based Heritage Auctions’ Platinum Night Auctions moved online, that cancelation did little to stop thousands of bidders from spending more than $33.1 million August 3-9 on U.S. coins and currency and World and Ancient coins. It honors the memory of Arsinoe II, wife and sister of Ptolemy II “Philadelphus”. Philip II (ruled 359 – 336 BCE), king of Macedon and father of Alexander the Great, is familiar to most ancient coin collectors, but Philip II (ruled 247-249 CE) boy-emperor and son of Philip I “the Arab” is a nearly unknown figure from a chaotic period of Roman history. Heritage Live! A similar coin, but with a flan crack, realized over $50,000 in a 2017 auction[7]. Hoping to emulate the conquests of his kinsman and role model Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus fought bloody, indecisive battles against the Romans until he concluded “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.” This is the origin of the phrase “Pyrrhic victory”. 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The office serves as a convenient point of contact for clients throughout the United Kingdom, as well as from elsewhere who happen to be traveling through London. Available in used condition with free delivery in the US. When this coin was last sold in a 2018 Swiss auction, it brought over $41,000[9]. Fine Style Dies Signed By Prokles! Coins auctions to Dallas and rescheduled them for Jan. 20-24. Subsequently, for some 20 years, Ed owned his own commercial art firm in Chicago, acquiring, trading, and selling world class collections of American photography, illustration art, and vintage comic books. One of the earliest coins in the sale is Lot 31029, an electrum stater of 14 grams from this period. David Mayfield is a Vice President at Heritage Auctions. Less than 15 examples are known. Frequently Asked Questions, Ethnographic Art: American Indian, Pre-Columbian & Tribal, All Jewelry, Timepieces & Luxury Accessories. (1967-1990). Lot 31041 is one of the largest silver coins struck in antiquity, 42 mm in diameter weighing over 52 grams. Realized CHF 75,000 (about $76,538 USD; estimate CHF 35,000). Just three examples of the gold solidus are known: “one stolen, possibly melted, another never seen, the last and possibly unique, here (Berk).” This coin, Lot 31079, one of the greatest Byzantine rarities, last appeared in 1998 in Sotheby’s New York sale, with an estimate of $40,000 – 50,000. Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. In recent years, Heritage Auctions has become a major player in the ancient coin market. His right hand grasps the globus cruciger – an orb topped with a cross that was one of the imperial regalia. Ed brought his vast experience and expertise in collectibles to Heritage Auctions in 2002. Every effort has been made to ensure the integrity of the data but … The name of the denomination is a tongue-twister: pentakaidekadrachm, literally “five and ten drachma piece” based on its weight. His portrait appears without inscription on the obverse, with the upward gaze that modern numismatists describe as “Eyes to God”. Know as Demetrius Poliorcetes (“the Besieger”) for his epic unsuccessful siege of the great fortress city of Rhodes, Demetrius I ruled the kingdom of Macedon from 306 to 283 BCE. Electrum is an alloy combining gold and silver in variable proportions, and a stater is an ancient Greek weight unit that ranged from about seven to 17 grams, depending on the local standard. Our Beverly Hills Auction House and office, located at 9478 West Olympic, offers auctions and appraisals for a wide range of collectibles including Fine Art, Coins & Currency, Comics, Entertainment Memorabilia, Jewelry & Luxury Accessories, Fine Wine, and many others. David became a full time coin dealer in the early 80's, and has been a regular on the national and international coin show circuit ever since. Heritage moved its U.S. On Berk’s list of the 100 Greatest Ancient Coins , this type is #58 (Berk, 72). The proud Greek city of Syracuse near the southeastern tip of Sicily had a turbulent history, with a long succession of tyrants interrupted by brief episodes of democratic governance. It was the largest gold coin the world had yet seen, testament to the vast wealth of Egypt. Prior to joining Heritage, he won a number of literary and exhibiting awards from the ANA. In 326, Crispus was accused of adultery by his step-mother Fausta and executed on the orders of his father. Also read our Currency Grading Tutorial and Common Currency Replica guides here. Heritage Auctions is the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world. Realized CHF 50,000 (about $50,916 USD; estimate CHF 25,000). Three Things to know about Heritage Live! This coin last appeared in a 1998 New York auction, with an estimate of $50 – 70,000[14]. Ca. Joliet, IL (1986), Melville Jones, John. Whitman: Pelham, AL (2019), –. Heritage Auctions is the world's largest collectibles auctioneer and the largest auction house founded in America. In 597 or 598, the mint of Carthage in North Africa struck coins in the boy co-emperor’s name. Learn how your comment data is processed. Don't miss out! HiBid lets you search, bid and win on thousands of online auctions every day. Berk, Harlan J. Realized £18,000 (about $27,314 USD; estimate £20,000). Subsequently, for some 20 years, Ed owned his own commercial art firm in Chicago, acquiring, trading, and selling world class collections of American photography, illustration art, and vintage comic books. In 499 BCE, 12 Greek cities of Ionia[1] on the eastern shore of the Aegean Sea rose in revolt against the Persian Empire of Darius the Great (ruled 522-486 BCE). An 1830 Territory of Florida $1 Note (est. Crispus was the eldest son of Constantine the Great[10]. Unsold lots are not recorded. Roman Gold Coins of the Medieval World, 383-1453 AD. You can find contact details for Heritage Auctions above.. ComplaintsBoard.com is an independent complaint resolution platform that has been successfully … [2] CNG Auction 42, May 29 1997, Lot 475. On the obverse, Christ sits enthroned, His hand raised in a gesture of blessing. $1 Silver Certificates, 1935 and 1957 Most 1935 and 1957 series Silver Certificates are worth a very small premium over face value. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Prices shown here include the final bid plus the buyer’s premium (if any). Naxos. Ed brought his vast experience and expertise in collectibles to Heritage Auctions in 2002. [10] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crispus. Heritage Auctions resources to lookup the value of your coin(s). Ca. SICILY. Founded in 1976, Heritage Auctions is the world’s third largest auction house and the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer with annual sales of more than $900 million. This Republic 5 Bolivares from 1935 is graded MS63 by NGC. AR didrachm (22mm, 8.48 gm, 6h), certified NGC XF★ 5/5 - 5/5, Fine Style. New York (1998). Appearing at auction for only the second time in 113 years, a coveted 1807 Draped Bust quarter, the finest-known example of the type, ex: Stickney-Clapp-Eliasberg, brought a record-breaking $630,000 from the Bob R. Simpson Collection at Heritage Auctions’ U.S. He was born and raised in Tucson, where he also attended the University of Arizona. Our experts constantly refine and adjust individual prices based on their trading experience, but … A similar coin, but with a flan crack, realized over $50,000 in a 2017 auction [7]. It was an ostentatious tribute to Berenice II (or Berenike), wife of Ptolemy III, who ruled from 246 to 222 BCE. David Mayfield is a Vice President at Heritage Auctions. About 40 examples are known, some of them broken. This commemorates a distribution of money to the population, presumably for the celebration of the thousandth anniversary of the founding of Rome. Heritage Auctions confirmed coin sales of $97,248,747 during the first six months of the year. This article examines some highlights of the upcoming auction. 2020 © DISCLAIMER: All content within CoinWeek.com is presented for informational purposes only, with no guarantee of accuracy. Lot 31081 is a very rare gold histamenon considered by some collectors to be the most beautiful of all Byzantine coins. Coins auctions to Dallas and rescheduled them for January 20-24. About 14 examples are known. The coin bears the head of a roaring lion wearing a beaded collar. HA.com may not function well in your browser, so we recommend upgrading to the current version of one of these supported browsers: Florida United Numismatists (FUN) and New York International Numismatic Convention (NYINC) Auctions are rescheduled and have moved to Dallas. Boldly struck and dressed in satin! A great rarity, with about seven examples known, Lot 31080 is the finest known gold solidus issued by Mezezius (Mizizios or Mzhezh), an Armenian general who briefly seized the throne following the murder of Emperor Constans II in his bath at Syracuse in Sicily (September 15, 668). The latest Heritage month-long auction of US coins focuses on the ever-popular Morgan and Peace Dollar series, with an offering consisting of VAM varieties as … Numbering rulers with the same name did not become a regular practice until the 17th century. Realized $180,000 USD (estimate $40,00). Realized $22,000 USD. Infrequently traded coins may therefore show outdated prices. Gold coinage from this era is very scarce, and the weight of the gold aureus, which had long been standardized at 50 to the Roman pound (6.5 grams), fell sharply. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. While the coin is not particularly rare, examples of this quality are scarce, and typically sell for over $4,000. She was declared a goddess after her death (c. 270 BCE). [9] NAC Auction 111, September 24, 2018, Lot 198. Lot 31066 is a rare gold aureus of this short-lived emperor, who was murdered by the Praetorian Guard at the age of 12. The reverse shows the winged female figure of Victory, bearing a wreath and palm branch. Note: The Heritage Value Index™ is based on recent wholesale and auction transactions for NGC and PCGS certified coins. ISBN: 9781599675152. TENSOR LIGHT - used by many numismatists to examine and grade coins. Three Things to Know About Heritage Live! ComplaintsBoard.com is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with Heritage Auctions Customer Service. This year is no exception, even though the show itself has been canceled. The reverse shows a majestic eagle grasping a thunderbolt in his talons, with the Greek inscription ΠTOΛEMAIOY-BAΣIΛEΩΣ (“of king Ptolemy”). [7] Hess-Divo Auction 333, November 30, 2017, Lot 58. On the reverse, the winged Archangel Michael hands a standard to his namesake, the emperor, the two standing figures staring out at the viewer. [3] NAC Auction 72, October 6, 2013, Lot 1032. The Donald G. Partrick Collection of New Jersey Coppers and other Selected Colonial Coins. [4] New York Sale XXVII, The Prospero Collection, January 4, 2012, Lot 342. A similar, but scuffed, coin in a recent Heritage auction brought $22,000[6]. On the reverse, Nike drives a chariot pulled by four spirited, prancing horses above the simple inscription ΣYPAKOΣΙΩΝ (“of the Syracusans”) A “good extremely fine” example of this type realized over $76,000 in a 2016 Swiss auction[3]. Philadelphia mint, KM-Y24.2. David became a full time coin dealer in the early 80's, and has been a regular on the national and international coin show circuit ever since. Lot 31021, a Mint State silver tetradrachm, celebrates his naval victory over the Ptolemaic fleet off Salamis on the island of Cyprus in 306 BCE[8]. ISBN-10: 1599675153 [6] Heritage Sale 3088, November 5, 2020, Lot 33016. Heritage clients enjoy unprecedented access to more than 850,000+ online bidder members and unparalleled standards of honesty and transparency as well as the latest advancements in technology via HA.com. This coin is graded “Choice MS”, and appears flawless. CRISPUS CAESAR is the title that appears on the coins issued in his name. The gold octodrachm of Arsinoë II is #74 in Harlan J. Berk’s 100 Greatest Ancient Coins (Berk 2019, xx). After just 13 months of rule, Hieronymos was assassinated and the “Fifth Democracy” was established. When this coin was last sold in a 2007 Swiss auction, it brought over $26,000[11]. 410 BC, Prokles, engraver. Thursday, April 15, 2021 . Dustin Johnston joined the Heritage team in 1998 and has been active in nearly every aspect of the business. Learn About Selling & Valuing Your Collection. Find rare and collectible items and locate auctions near you. 420-403 BC. In 280 BCE, King Pyrrhus of Epirus, in northwestern Greece was invited to intervene in a war against Rome waged by the port city of Tarentum in southern Italy. Emperor Maurice Tiberius (Mavrikios Tiberios) who ruled in Constantinople from 582 to 602 CE, had a son named Theodosius[12], born about 583, who was crowned co-emperor as a child. And typically sell for over $ 26,000 [ 11 ] NAC auction 40, May 1997. 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