Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by pprp, Sep 21, 2021.
The same coin from an earlier passage in a different sale.
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The coin has been repaired - the banker's mark has been filled in. Here's another photo from another venue...
@pprp posted shows the filling clearer.
The banker's mark is original to the coin and the time period. I'd rather have one with the mark in it showing it was used in trade vs one that had the mark and was filled to be more aesthetically pleasing.
Considering these types of coins are way beyond my collecting means, perhaps it just has to do with someone who can afford such a coin and their tastes.
Yes, unfortunately you need to check the history of each coin yourself and not assume that experts-advisors-dealers checked it already. And yes this is very demotivating.
The coin with the banker's stamp sold for 1600 euros. The price without this mark would be 4000-5000 euros. Someone did the repair in an effort to make money.
@pprp, have you notified the auction house?
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