. The 1st day had some spectacular results . The ancient coin market is alive & well . I'm posting some of the lots that impressed me, some for rarity & other for spectacular condition. I didn't bid on anything today but I will tomorrow. All the coins posted have the estimate & result, minus the 20% buyers fee. For more details go to their website. Click all the photos for an enlarged view . Lot 54, Gold aureus of Brutus & his ancestor, circa 42 BC, 1 of 9 known, 19 mm, 8.01 gm. Estimate $150,000, Price realized $280,000. Lot 56, Brutus, Ides of March denarius, circa 42 BC, 18 mm, 3.40 gm. Estimate $50,000, Price realized $94,000. This coin did well despite the damage on the obverse. Lot 82, Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD, Gold aureus, 19 mm, 7.75 gm. Spanish mint, Estimate $7,500, Price realized $76,000 . Lot 85, Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD, Gold aureus, 19.5 mm, 7.82 gm, Spanish Mint, Estimate $5,000, Price realized $54,000 . Kings of Thrace, Lysimachos, 305-281 BC, AR Tet., 31 mm, 17.02 gm. Estimate $3,000, Price realized $30,000 ! I've seen hundreds of these Tets, but none that could top this coin . Lot 446, Macedon, Stagria, 500-480 BC, AR Tet., 29 mm, 17.22 gm. Lion attacking a boar. Estimate $20,000, Price realized $66,000 ! Imagine what this coin would have sold for without the deep test cut . Lot 467, Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Decadrachm, 34.5 mm, 42.55 gm, Babylon mint. This one isn't one of the coins recently found in a hoard by Lebanese fishermen. Estimate $30,000, Price realized $54,000. Lot 490, Macedon, Philip V, 221-179 BC, AR Tet., 32.5 mm, 16.95 gm. Estimate $3,000, Price realized $24,000 ! I've seen hundreds of these coins, but none better than this coin . Lot 543, Pantikapaion, circa 380-370 BC, Gold stater, 19 mm, 9.08 gm. Pan/Griffin. This coin is a masterpiece of Classical Greek art ! Estimate $100,000, Price realized $185,000 . The coin appears to have a light test cut on the obverse labeled "A few minor scrapes" in the catalog .