Picked up one from Roma Auction today

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Mar 26, 2020 at 3:32 PM.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Hammer prices where unreal, but at least got one new coin.

    EL Hekte 2.59g. 11mm.
    Mytilene Mint/ struck 375-25BC
    obverse: Laureate Head of Zeus Right
    reverse: Herakles wearing Lionskin
    Bodenstedt 103
    EX: Kleines meisterwerk Collection lesbos-mytilene-el-hekte-circa-5892031-XL (1).jpg
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  3. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Well-Known Member

    I thought some of the hammer prices were insane too. But I'm glad I walked away with the one I really wanted.
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  4. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I have participated in several on line auctions the last few weeks and have found that the prices are going really high. I wonder if it is boredom?
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That's some yummy gold, nice addition!
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  6. svessien

    svessien Senior Member

    What a great coin. Congratulations!
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  7. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    Apart from the Stankomb section which I can't tell why it brought such high hammer prices, I found that the prices in the Greek section were pretty fair... There were some exceptions (Mauretania) but I could pretty much get many coins if I desired them a bit more. It was nothing like the recent Gorny auction.

    Here's my catch of the day.

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  8. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    That is one El Lesbian masterpiece...on both sides! (although, that Herakles is very nice)
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  9. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    No.....I would say its demand vs supply. There are a finite small number of ancient coins in existance. Probably if you take rarity into account, these where bargain prices. US coins with same population numbers would go for 6 figures. Ancients where always undervalued, maybe the market trends are playing catchup. I noted many Russian/ Chinese/ German bidders on Roma site.
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