The Prospero Collection of ancient Greek coins Baldwin's are delighted to announce the sale of the spectacular Prospero Collection of over 600 ancient Greek Coins. The most important and comprehensive collection since the Bunker Hunt sale of 1990
News-Antique.com - Jul 27,2011 - Baldwin’s are delighted to announce the sale of one of the finest and most desirable collections of ancient Greek coins to be offered at public auction in the last two decades. The multi-million pound Prospero Collection contains over 600 coins from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Greek periods and includes some of the rarest and most historically important examples of Greek coinage. Offering a unique window into a world of epic history and a wonderland of Greek mythology, this collection is sure to inspire collectors from all walks of the art and antiques world.
The collection was formed over several decades by a collector with a passion for the arts and a discerning taste for outstanding examples of the most beautiful and famous ancient Greek coins. Like the character of Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, an underlying preoccupation for the magical and mythical can be seen throughout the collection. It has not been added to in the past 20 years and remains complete and untouched, with many of the coins having pedigrees dating back to collections dispersed in the early 20th century.
Baldwin’s Ancient coin specialist Paul Hill commented on the collection:
“The Prospero Collection is the most important collection of ancient Greek coins to appear on the market in almost a quarter of a century, since the sale of the Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection in New York. This will, without doubt, be one of the most significant ancient numismatic events of our generation and an opportunity to acquire coins that have not been available for decades”.
The sale of this spectacular collection promises to be one of the most significant and anticipated numismatic events for many years and will take place on the 4th January 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria hotel, New York as part of The New York Sale XXVII-XXVIII.
Ian Goldbart, Managing Director of A.H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd commented:
“We are delighted to have been selected to catalogue, promote and auction the magnificent The Prospero Collection in New York next January. I can think of no better way to celebrate A H Baldwin’s 140th anniversary, than the auctioning of one of the most important ancient Greek coin collections to come to the market for many years.”
For more information visit www.baldwin.co.uk/prospero
For all enquires about The Prospero Collection or to request a copy of the collection brochure please contact Paul Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0)20 7930 6879.
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Notes to the Editor:
• Established in 1872 A. H. Baldwin & Sons Ltd has over 100 years experience in servicing the numismatic industry.
• Baldwin’s auction department was established in 1993 and has grown to hold between ten and twelve sales annually in London, New York and Hong Kong and specialise in all areas of Numismatics.
• Baldwin’s broadcast all of their main auctions over the internet and provide a live bidding service through www.the-saleroom.com/baldwins