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Hi everyone,

The latest NAC auctions are coming up. Will other members watch ( of perhaps even participate) them? I ll try to follow the bidding as much as I can. Jumping on the bidding wagon is out of the question, though. Im curious especially how the EID MAR aureus will go. 

 

I wont single out other specific lots to avoid generating unwanted interest for the sake of interested parties. The again, seeing the high grade material offered, and that NAC will attract high end bidders anyway, I dont believe this post will in any way affect that 😄 (And the auctions have been mentioned by lots of people already.) 

Have a good day and enjoy the show!

 

 

 

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Did watch today for a bit. Some nice coins went up for sale! Not bidding, way out of my league. 
Curious to see how the Greek section will do! They have some awesome coins in that section. 

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With auction 131 finished and 132 partly finished, what are your opinions so far? I saw some high prices, but the quality of the coins was amazing, so not unexpected. What did suprise me, was that some lots went unsold, including an appealing Nerva sestertius (lot 25). The first part of the Greek section went strong as well, but I'll leave it to the more experienced collectors to comment on the result so far. 

Some (personal) highlights:

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This stunning Claudius cistophorus was sold for 50.000 CHF. It was deemed a fdc. 

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Who doesn't love a big chunky Nero? Sold for 65.000 CHF. What a beauty!

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If you're into architectural issues, you'll love this one. Amazing reverse, and sold for 110.000 CHF!

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The artist went all the way with this masterpiece. That portrait.... The new owner has to transfer 120.000 CHF to NAC for this beauty.

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This mesmerizing dolphin rider sold for 60.000 CHF. Just look at the movement of the rider on the horse. Beautiful.

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And the - I think - main target of today, this Agrigentum tetradrachm sold for 440.000 CHF!

More fun tomorrow!

3 hours ago, Phil Davis said:

I have one target coin tomorrow. (No, it's not the damn holed Eid Mar! Even if I collected gold, I absolutely wouldn't put that in my collection for free.)

I truly hope you'll win it Phil. And the holes make it actually cheaper, right? 😉

47 minutes ago, Kazuma78 said:

I lost all my lots unfortunately. I was close-ish on 1 of them.

That's too bad! Do you have any more targets, tomorrow? If so, I wish you good luck!

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Pardonez moi for bumping this thread. But round 2 is coming up! To get you in the right mood, here's a video of the EID MAR aureus that comes up for auction, today! If you'll participate in todays auction, good luck! I'll be watching most of the action, online. 

 

PS: I dont have any financial, commercial or otherwise interest in NAC or toldinstone (awesome video's by the way, I really enjoy them). My only interest is from a (over-enthousiastic) hobby point of view. and I find the coins offered by NAC very interesting from a numismatic point of view. The descriptions given make for a good history book. 

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I posted this in another thread, but since it's relevant, I will repost it. I lost all of my primary lots but did win this as a side bid. 

Mysia, Cyzicos
Hemihecte circa 480-460, EL 1.35 g. Naked male figure kneeling l., holding tunny fish by tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch with irregular surfaces. von Fritze 112. Boston, MFA 1489. von Aulock 1202.
In an exceptional state of preservation and perfectly struck and centred. Good extremely fine
Ex Triton sale VI, 2003, 306.
Graded Ch AU* Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5, NGC certification number 6159317-006.

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In Ancient Coin podcast # 10, Aaron Berk had correctly suggested this would hammer for 2-3M CHF (or higher). The reason he gave for this sort of elevated price is because of what he regards as it's impeccable provenance, suggesting that the Roma coin may end up having issues, which could leave this as the only one in private hands.

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14 minutes ago, Kazuma78 said:

I posted this in another thread, but since it's relevant, I will repost it. I lost all of my primary lots but did win this as a side bid. 

Mysia, Cyzicos
Hemihecte circa 480-460, EL 1.35 g. Naked male figure kneeling l., holding tunny fish by tail. Rev. Quadripartite incuse punch with irregular surfaces. von Fritze 112. Boston, MFA 1489. von Aulock 1202.
In an exceptional state of preservation and perfectly struck and centred. Good extremely fine
Ex Triton sale VI, 2003, 306.
Graded Ch AU* Strike 5/5 Surface 4/5, NGC certification number 6159317-006.

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That's a great addition, congratulations. I hope it softens the feeling of the losses you had. 

Here are some personal highlights, big prices realized. 

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Weighing a massive 42.77 gr. this golden Decadrachm received a new owner for 700.000 CHF. 

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An absolute beautiful rendering of this (perhaps?) now extinct plant yielded 150.000 CHF. The golden version (tetrobol) of this plan (not the same coin) was auction at 11.000 CHF. 

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The absolute highlight of this auction, the famous British Museum EID MAR aureus, changed owner for an amount of 2.2 million CHF (2.137.896 euros)! 2.2 million however is not as much as the 2.7 million POUND (3.17 million euro's) of the EID MAR aureus auctioned 29-10-2020 by ROMA NUMISMATICS. The provenance of the NAC piece is in my opinion better and there's I think no debate on authenticity. But then again, wwhat do I know...??   

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Anothing extreme rarity, this aureus of the famous and side-switching general, Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus caught an amount of 700.000 CHF. The new owner is the owner of an aureus that "ranks high amongst the prizes of Roman numismatics".

Many more amazing coins for even more amazing prices were auctioned. This is just a small and personal selection. What was your favorite of the auction? Let me know! 

 

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Whelp! I wish I didn't learn about the auction today by reading this thread because it means I've missed it! 😭 Silver lining though, I definitely would have lost all the ones I was watching anyways 😂 Congrats to the winners whoever you are! I've been so desirous to snag one of those Valentinian III's for a while now, the snake w. the human head motif is striking. Maybe next time….. 

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On 5/31/2022 at 3:41 PM, Heliodromus said:

In Ancient Coin podcast # 10, Aaron Berk had correctly suggested this would hammer for 2-3M CHF (or higher). The reason he gave for this sort of elevated price is because of what he regards as it's impeccable provenance, suggesting that the Roma coin may end up having issues, which could leave this as the only one in private hands.

So, as follow-up to above where Aaron Berk was talking up the coin pre-sale in podcast # 10, it now transpires in podcast # 11 that Aaron himself was the winning bidder, representing a client. Seems a bit dubious to me, but I suppose he knows what he was doing.

 

 

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