Roma XX next week

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I am eagerly waiting for this event/ just got my catalogue. I will be most interested in the medieval Low Countries/ France.
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  3. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    John, They sent me a copy earlier this week too :D. I don't know how they managed to stuff it in my mail box without damaging it but they did :eek:. The catalog is 547 pages & must weigh 2 lb. I'll be bidding on several lots but I'll stay away from the Ides of March aureus knowing you'll be bidding on that coin :smuggrin:. This looks to be the most important auction of the year & certainly the most important auction ROMA has put together. I noticed in order to attend the auction in person you must adhere to a strict dress code :rolleyes:, how British of them.... Below are photos of some of the highlights, click the image for an enlarged view :woot:.

    Sicily, Naxos, Tet., Circa 460 BC.jpg
    Sicily, Naxos, Tet., c.460 BC

    Sicily, Katane, Tet., Circa 405-403 BC, signed by Herakleidas.jpg
    Sicily, Katane, Tet., c.405-403 BC, signed by Herakleidas

    Sicily, Syracuse, Tet., Circa 410-395 BC.jpg Sicily,Syracuse, Tet., c. 410-395 BC

    Bruttium Stater, Circa 380 BC.jpg
    Bruttium Stater, c. 380 BC

    Domitian Aureus, Rome, AD 88-89 AD.jpg
    Domitian Aureus, Rome, AD 88-89

    Julia Domna, Aureus, Rome, AD 201.jpg
    Julia Domna, Aureus, Rome, AD201

    Probus, Aureus, Rome, AD 281.jpg
    Probus, Aureus, Rome, AD 281

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  4. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    Best of luck to both of you. There are some impressive pieces in this
    auction, including those pictured here.
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Please, masters, can you teach me your ways of being able to afford these coins... I spent $30 on a Sev Alex sestertius and nearly didn’t go through with it...
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  6. tibor

    tibor Well-Known Member

    I wonder how many of these beauties will wind up with "Tyrant"?
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  7. kazuma78

    kazuma78 Supporter! Supporter

    I've got a couple targets there, but we shall see how crazy it is!

    I LOVE this coin but its out of my league, what a beauty!!
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  8. Only a Poor Old Man

    Only a Poor Old Man Well-Known Member

    Is it jacket and tie? Or is it just mask and social distancing? :doctor:

    I am a Londoner, and in normal circumstances I would have not missed it, but under the current situation I will enjoy the auction in front of my computer screen with a bucket of popcorn. I don't drive, so it would take using lots of public transport to get there and the London Underground is probably not the safest place to be with Coronavirus around. I will not be bidding on anything I am afraid... Everything I like is way beyond my budget. I have the feeling we will see some amazing bids!
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  9. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I will not even follow the Roma XX auction on the internet : too painful !
    And Hopefully, I will not have any money left after the Leu auction this weekend (fingers crossed)

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  10. Al Kowsky

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    And no pets, even if they're properly dressed
  11. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    I'm sure a Punic craftsman didn't engrave the dies for this coin :smuggrin:, it looks like the work of a famous Greek artist :cool:.
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  12. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Get into politics or work for a drug cartel & you'll be able to afford these coins :smuggrin:.
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  13. thejewk

    thejewk Well-Known Member

    I was browsing the listings last week. What a stunning collection of beautiful coins.

    Good luck for those with deep pockets! I think it will be needed.
  14. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    I would loose out on the stupid "dress code";) I like the way, I dress for work/ Merrill running shoes/ flectarn camo pants/ T-shirt (if its below 16 celsius) Here in Canada/ that means no shirt from May till yesterday (it was 25 cel.) I am still ahead by a wide margin on my three Medieval beauties:D We Germans do not like to be told what to wear!
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  15. Aetius

    Aetius Member

    They have some amazing coins on offer, some of which they purchased from the NAC spring sale. However Roma's high starting prices pretty much scare me off!
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  16. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I wonder how many wealthy hedge fund managers and other Wall Street types collect coins. Or CEOs of big corporations.
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  17. Romancollector

    Romancollector Well-Known Member

    I’m looking forward to this auction, as well as the Leu auction. Can’t wait to see what the Brutus aureus hammers for....hoping it will go to someone on this forum. I second @Only a Poor Old Man .....I’ll definitely have some popcorn ready! :D
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  18. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    I feel like those folks usually collect/traffic fine art instead of coins.
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  19. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Donna, Good question o_O. It's not uncommon to see a consortium of buyers invest in a single coin, especially American coin rarities, but a hedge fund manager buying a rare coin for his clients seems unlikely. Most hedge fund managers are very conservative.
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  20. DonnaML

    DonnaML Supporter! Supporter

    I meant collect for themselves! Given their own great personal wealth.
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  21. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    I'm sure if they do they're not going to let it be known to their clients :smuggrin:.
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