From the collection of Simon Bendall, coins with provenance.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by BenSi, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. BenSi

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    Just received my solitary win from the last CNG auction. I bid on 10, won only 1. This little one has proved elusive in the past decades, it is a half tetarteron thought to be minted in Constantinople. The price was bellow market and with the past ownership of Simon Bendall it made it a deal.



    OBV Full Length Figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion turned to r. Manus Dei in upper r. field.

    REV Full length figure of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and colored piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger

    Size 15mm

    Weight 1.97gm

    DOC lists 1 examples with weight 2.13gm and sized at 18mm

    Feel free to post your coins with provenance, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, ETC...
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  3. catadc

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  4. Black Friar

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    That last CNG auction was productive for me as well, four Andronicus II trachea. I am quite happy as I now have this type in my collection. These have been tough for me to find, and all 4 are different. I bid on 2 lots. Looks like Ben was successful as well.

    The other lot 394 went for $1400. I stopped at $300. 394 is a very excellent get.
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  5. VD76

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    All of the lots that I plan to bid on was gone with prices way more than I expected. So I bid on a few random ones and was lucky to win one lot .
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    I was also bidding on next lot , yours , but in the last moment I let it go . Congratulations , nice coins .

    Congratulations Simon !!! I knew that you will bid on this one or second one :) . I bid on the first one , the second coin was way too much.
  6. BenSi

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    I bid on the second one too, luckily I was outbid before this coin came up or I would have left empty handed. I really wanted the Andronicus but I do not think it will be an easy resell at that price.

    They will have more of his coins in September. I bet their will be a few treasures in that auction.
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  7. Orfew

    Orfew Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus Supporter

    Nice acquisition. I bid on several of the Bendall coins but did not win a single one.

    Here is one of my favourite coins with provenance. This coin was once owned by

    J Eric Engstrom. He was the author of Coins in Shakespeare and had quite a career.

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  8. Edessa

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    Denmark. Sven Estridsen, AD 1047-1075. AR Penny (1.09g). Lund mint. Obv: Standing facing angel and king, wearing loros; they hold between them, labarum. Rev. Long double cross with limbs ending in three crescents, two angles with crescent, one also with pellet. Ref: Hauberg 8. The reverse type is that of a histamenon of Michael IV. Ex Holger Hede Collection (Rasmussen/Ahlström sale 3, 1994, lot 48). Description and picture courtesy Stacks.

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  9. Roman Collector

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    From the Henry Clay Lindgren collection -- and the Celator article about the sale in which it appeared.

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  10. Black Friar

    Black Friar Well-Known Member

    I love this most excellent pursuit. Especially the people we meet along the way.
    Cheers to all.
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  11. rrdenarius

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    solidus weight from Bendall coll CNG 7.29.20.jpg
    There was an interesting Solidus weight in the auction from he collection of Simon Bendall. A couple of folks wanted this one. It sold for 5X estimate, but near other auctions.
    Late 4th-5th centuries AD. Æ Solidus Weight (15x15mm, 4.20 g). Two facing imperial busts; cross above; all inlaid in silver / Blank. Bendall 107 (this piece). Brown patina. VF. Well-preserved silver inlay.
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  12. BenSi

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    CNG has a new auction posted. More of Simon Bendall's is up.
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  13. seth77

    seth77 Well-Known Member

    There are some nice "city gates" from Arta there.
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