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Article about Gerhard Plankenhorn and his collection in CoinsWeekly

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Many of Gerhard Plankenhorn's coins are for sale in the upcoming Leu auctions. CoinsWeekly has an article about this prolific collector and his vast collection of coins of Asia Minor.

I have an ex-Plankenhorn coin.

Julia Mamaea, AD 222-235.
Roman provincial Æ 28.5 mm, 11.90 g, 5 h.
Ionia, Ephesus, AD 222-235.
Obv: IOVΛIA MAMAIA CЄB, draped bust, right, wearing stephane.
Rev: EΦЄCIΩN ΠΡΩTΩN ACIAC, Artemis driving biga of stags right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver.
Refs: RPC VI, 4975 (temporary); Karwiese 804; SNG von Aulock --; SNG Copenhagen --.
Notes: Ex-Plankenhorn Collection of Ionian Coins, ex-Naumann Auction 91, lot 927, 7 May, 2020.

Do you have any coins from Plankenhorn's collection?

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Excellent article! A few years ago I won some coins from this collection but never could find any additional information on the collector.  Thanks @Roman Collector.

My favorite ex Plankenhorn coins: Themistokles and Homer!


IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum
Themistokles, AR Hemiobol, struck ca. 465-459 BC
Dia.: 8 mm
Wt.: 0.24 g
Obv.: Head of Hephaistos right, wearing laureate pilos; Θ-E flanking /
Rev.: ΘE monogram in dotted square border within incuse square.
Ref.: Nollé & Wenninger 5a; Cahn & Gerin 8 = SNG München 585; SNG Copenhagen; 
Very rare.
Ex Plankenhorn Collection of Ionian Coins; Ex Numismatik Naumann 97, lot 1025 (Jan. 6, 2020)


Ionia, Smyrna
Menophilos Krabaus, magistrate.
Ae Homereium, struck ca. 105-95 BC
Dia.: 21 mm
Wt.: 7.05 g
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Homer, holding scroll and resting chin upon hand, seated left on plinth; sceptre behind
Ref.: Milne 1927, 294
Ex Plankenhorn Collection of Ionian Coins

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Here are two from his collection, both listed in RPC online:


Lydia, Hierocaesarea
Faustina I
Obv: ΦΑVСΤЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑСΤΗ, Draped bust right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Artemis standing right, drawing bow; behind, stag standing right.
AE, 5.91g, 22mm
Ref.: RPC IV.2 online 1269-7 - This coin
Ex Plankenhorn Collection



Lydia. Hierocaesaraea
Bronze, Æ 31
Obv: AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ЄΠ AI APTЄMIΔOPOV APX IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Tetrastyle temple, with pellet in pediment and containing Artemis standing right, drawing bow; behind, stag standing right
RPC IV.2, 11398 (temporary) [this coin]; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -
Ex Plankenhorn Collection

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