Selected Coins in Jacquier’s Auction Sale | Silver Coins

Selected Coins in Jacquier’s Auction Sale

Anybody collecting ancient coins is properly aware of what the name Jacquier stands for: rarities and exquisite things. Auction sale 38 is no exception, providing several treats to the numismatic gourmet: 900 lots containing ancient coins, objects and literature.

On 13th September 2013, auction sale no. 38 will be carried out by Paul-Francis Jacquier. You can participate in this auction live on the world wide web at from four PM when 900 lots will be auctioned off. On supply are ancient coins, objects and numismatic literature.

The sale begins with 18 Celtic and almost 160 Greek coins. As usually, the focus is laid on the die cuttings’ quality, a excellent state of preservation and rarity. The label ‘exquisite’ refers to the care with which the choice was assembled collectively: every single coin has a specific some thing that makes it stand apart from other items of its emission, be it due to the fact of its patina, provenance, style, rarity or historical significance. To actually appreciate the supply you just have to take a closer appear.


77 – Kleitor (Arcadia). Hemidrachm, c. 460-450. Weber 4286 = Williams III, four, 168d (this specimen). BCD Peloponnesos 1411 (this specimen). From Imhoof-Blumer Coll., Sir Hermann Weber and BCD. Extremely uncommon. Finely toned. Really fine. Estimate: 650 euros

Let us take no. 77 as example, an inconspicuous hemidrachm in quite fine. It comes from Arcadia, from the city of Kleitor, to be precise. The obverse depicts Zeus Lykeios, the reverse the nymph Callisto. Admittedly, Kleitor created no substantial coinage in early classical instances, but dies that show the head of Callisto with her hair tied up are definitely scarcer than the ones displaying her with hair falling down. At this point, we haven’t even stressed the piece’s eminent provenance: prior to BCD, Dr Friedrich Imhoof-Blumer as effectively as Sir Hermann Weber owned it.


139 – Arsacids. Orodes II, 57-38. Tetrachalkon, Ecbatana. Sellw. 45, 38. Shore 512. Rare. About incredibly fine. Estimate: 250 euros

Naturally, the east is extremely well represented with Jacquier’s. The offer ranges from the empire of the Seleucids – with the popular tetradrachm of Seleukos I from Susa in about incredibly fine – and the Arsacids to the rulers of Persis, Bactria and Arabia, offering the collector with the likelihood to get pieces here that are typically difficult to come by. The choice of Parthian tiny bronzes in extraordinary states of preservation, in particular, has no peer.


317 – Nero, 54-68. Sesterce, Lugdunum, 66. RIC 508. Shiny ink black patina. Incredibly fine. Estimate: 20,000 euros

Speaking of bronzes: what this catalog has to offer in regard to bronze coins from Roman imperial occasions is really spectacular. Admirers of a cultivated, untouched patina will be delighted: shiny ink black, black-brown, dark brown with sand coat, orange-brown, dark green, mossy green, sage – you can find every shade! And they come in qualities that aren’t straightforward to locate. Paying a closer appear at the Romans will spend off, not only in regard to patina and preservation but, most of all, due to the fact of the many small rarities incorporated there. Regardless of whether a rare emperor, a rare denomination or a rare coin variety – every thing is there. And hardly any auction has so numerous quadrantes assembled in its catalog as this one particular.

The undisputed star amongst the Roman coins is a sesterce of Nero, struck in Lugdunum in 66. The incredibly fine piece with its ink black patina has a magnificent die cutting and shows in each and every detail the emperor riding a horse and a soldier behind him, likewise riding, with a vexillum shouldered. The splendid specimen has a pre-sale estimate of 20,000 euros.


459 – Postumus, 260-269. Antoninianus, Cologne, late in 268. C. 14corr. (150 Fr.!). AGK three. Elmer 584. Cunetio -. Extremely uncommon. Really fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros

Collectors know that at Jacquier’s they can locate pieces particularly from the threerd cent. as they seldom show up on the market place. The Gallic Empire, as a case in point, is once more present with spectacular rarities – how else would you describe an antoninianus stating the Roman name of the city of Cologne in its inscription? Of this incredibly rare coin sort, only 20 specimens are identified to exist, with eight getting housed in museums.


644 – Merovingians. Cologne, Austrasia. Tremissis, “boucle perdue” kind, 560-565/85. Prou 1169. MEC 491. Incredibly rare. Only ten specs. are identified to exist of which the 1 presented here is the only a single on the market place. Quite fine. Estimate: 7,500 euros

Apropos of Cologne: 7,500 euros is the estimate of a Merovingian tremissis whose obverse refers to Cologne as its place of minting. The coin on offer you is only the tenth known specimen and the only one accessible on the market place, for all the other individuals are stored in museums!


231 – Aigai (Cilicia). Macrinus, 217-218. Rv. light-house of Aigai, rowboat l. in front, entering harbor. Goat in the field l. SNG France 2344var. SNG Levante 1746var. 3 counterstamps on the obverse. Unedited variant of a really rare variety. Good green patina. Extremely fine. Estimate: 1,500 euros

And of course the imperial coins from the Greek provinces are present, too, in many unusual, occasionally unedited, specimens. Specifically outstanding is a series from Roman Egypt with rarissima, including a series of nomen coins.


647 – Principality of Achaea. Charles I of Anjou, 1275-1285. Corinth(?). Billon denier tournois. Metcalf 948. Extremely fine. Estimate: one hundred euros

A group of medieval coins from the Crusader states on Greek territory are probably to be a noteworthy addition to the collections of many aficionados of classical Greece. Coins from the Principality of Achaea, the Duchy of Athens and the Despotate of Epirus tell of a time no less thrilling than classical history.

Thirty ancient objects complement the supply. This section’s star is an Attic black-figure lekythos, estimated at 25,000 euros, depicting a fight scene, made about 520 B. C. An supply of selected literature on ancient numismatics concludes the catalog. As usual, not only books are to be identified here, but magnificently bound collector items that will satisfy the bibliophilic reader as effectively.

The lavishly illustrated catalog can be ordered, with additional 12.50 EUR protective charge, at Paul-Francis Jacquier, Honsellstrasse eight, D-77694 Kehl am Rhein, e-mail:

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