Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ocatarinetabellatchitchix, Aug 16, 2019.
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How was it validated? The BM example is/was thought not kosher?
I don't have time to explain what all went into authenticating it, but it took several days.
Informations from ROMA : From the collection of the Baron Dominique de Chambrier, original attestation of provenance included;
Ex collection of Bernard de Chambrier (1878-1963) and Marie Alvine Irma von Bonstetten (1893-1968);
Ex collection of the Baron Gustave Charles Ferdinand von Bonstetten, Chamberlain to Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria.
Notes on die state:
The present coin exhibits the characteristic die breaks common (to greater or lesser degree) to all of the known examples of Cahn die ‘A’ (Campana O1). The most prominent of these are a sickle-shaped feature located behind the nape of Brutus’ neck, a further break emanating from the peak of Brutus’ forehead where it meets his hairline, and an area of roughness directly before Brutus’ brow that can be seen to evolve into a pronounced pellet-like break on late die-state examples. Additional die breaks are located above the tip of the nose, between the back of the head and ‘A’ of PLAET, between and above the letters ‘P’ and ‘L’ of PLAET, and extending vertically downwards from below the chin. (...)
Wow, the provenance is almost as impressive as the coin itself. It will sell for big bucks me thinks... I will be glued in front of my PC screen with a beer and some popcorn when this baby is due.
I am going to browse the auction listings because I have the feeling there may be other impressive coins in there...
For saying that the previous owners were great collectors/academics, it seemed they all kept the aureus under wraps. Obviously they weren't keen on others knowing and letting the authors of Impretorial publications in on the know?
I guess research can hang. They probably got secret Rembrandts hanging on the wall and a sestersius of Otho too-just for their private pleasure.
What is the point?
What else are evil geniuses supposed to hang on the walls of their lairs?
Wow, some great lots in there
I friendly request that they all bid each other into poverty for the remainder of the year, so I can enjoy the other auctions with prices on a pre-virus level
Estimate:£500,000 ($639,535 €540,390)
Opening Bid:£300,000($383,721 €324,234)
Or, a cool 14,832,561,449.18 VND
What do you think it will sell for, including fees? If it went for the estimate, with 20% fees, the cost would be $768,000. The way prices have been moving recently, combined with the highest desirability of that coin, encourage me predict it will shatter the $1 million mark.
I think it will unquestionably hammer north of $1 million. IMHO there's a good chance it'll break the $2 million mark, and perhaps as high as $3 million after fees. I think it'll set a new record for the most expensive Roman coin ever sold
but despite this, the Roma sale is really awesome !!
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