Baldwin’s are delighted to announce that their new Fixed Price List is now available both in printed format and online at www.baldwin.co.uk. As in previous years the new list comprises a wide selection of Ancient, British and Scottish Coins, including an unusually large run of unduplicated Anglo-Saxon pennies and a small run of Celtic gold coins, as well as a good selection of numismatic books.
Highlights from the Ancient coin section include item number AG012, a Kingdom of Thrace, Lysimachos (323-281 B. C.), silver Tetradrachm. This is a stunning example of a portrait of Alexander the Great, beautifully crafted and with an excellent provenance, having been sold in two major auctions of the 20th century. The item is priced at £3,000. AG048 is a rare coin of Pharaonic Egypt, Nektanebo II, the last Pharaoh of Egypt. Nektanebo’s coinage consisted of the well known and extremely rare gold Staters and an issue of bronzes, of which this coin is one. The issues of Nektanebo II used hieroglyphs as their reverse types and are considered to be the only true native Egyptian coins. This example depicts a ram running, head right, on the obverse and a pair of scales on the reverse and is priced at £1,850. Item AG049 is another example of a great rarity. The North Africa, Zeugitana, Carthage, Electrum Stater is an exceptional piece, superbly forged and is one of the very few of its kind remaining. The Staters were widely used prior to the Roman siege operation which resulted in the Battle of Carthage. During the battle the city of Carthage was completely ruined and most of the coinage was destroyed along with it. This extremely fine example is priced at £4,500. Another most noteworthy piece of the Ancient Roman section is item AR029, a Claudius, gold Aureus, Lugdunum. A very pretty example in excellent condition, priced at £12,500.
A 1643 Charles I Triple Unite depicting one of the rarer types of Obverse is undoubtedly the highlight of the British hammered section and this particular example is an extremely fine piece with a clear portrait. The die combination of this coin is always double struck to a degree but it is notoriously hard to find a coin with this die combination which has a clear and well preserved portrait, such as this. The piece comes with exemplary provenance, most recently being sold through the Samuel King Spink auction, 2005 and is priced at £120,000. Item BH032 is a lesser example of the Charles I Triple Unite, but equally as interesting. Also a 1643 example it is interesting to note that, amongst the 15 different Triple Unites within the comprehensive John G Brooker Collection there was no example of this particular die combination. It is estimated by Baldwin’s English specialist Steve Hill that only one in every twenty of the available Triple Unites would be found in this die combination, making this an incredibly rare piece and a must have for any