Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Oct 23, 2020.
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John, They sent me a copy earlier this week too . I don't know how they managed to stuff it in my mail box without damaging it but they did . 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 . 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 , how British of them.... Below are photos of some of the highlights, click the image for an enlarged view .
Sicily, Naxos, Tet., c.460 BC
Sicily, Katane, Tet., c.405-403 BC, signed by Herakleidas
Sicily,Syracuse, Tet., c. 410-395 BC
Bruttium Stater, c. 380 BC
Domitian Aureus, Rome, AD 88-89
Julia Domna, Aureus, Rome, AD201
Probus, Aureus, Rome, AD 281
auction, including those pictured here.
I LOVE this coin but its out of my league, what a beauty!!
Is it jacket and tie? Or is it just mask and social distancing?
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!
And Hopefully, I will not have any money left after the Leu auction this weekend (fingers crossed)
And no pets, even if they're properly dressed
I'm sure a Punic craftsman didn't engrave the dies for this coin , it looks like the work of a famous Greek artist .
Get into politics or work for a drug cartel & you'll be able to afford these coins .
Good luck for those with deep pockets! I think it will be needed.
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 We Germans do not like to be told what to wear!
I wonder how many wealthy hedge fund managers and other Wall Street types collect coins. Or CEOs of big corporations.
@Only a Poor Old Man .....I’ll definitely have some popcorn ready!
I feel like those folks usually collect/traffic fine art instead of coins.
Donna, Good question . 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.
I meant collect for themselves! Given their own great personal wealth.
I'm sure if they do they're not going to let it be known to their clients .
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