World Coins and Medals to Strike the High Notes Baldwin’s Auction 83 will be held on the 24th of September, at the CIPFA Conference Centre, London, in conjunction with Coinex 2013, the UK’s premier numismatic exhibition. The 1383 lots comprise an a
the prince enthroned holding a cross and the reverse shows a trident symbol of Vladimir. Despite the typical cracks to the edge of flan, this coin is otherwise extremely fine and rarely found with this level of preservation. This special coin carries an estimate of £8,000-12,000.
Elsewhere in the sale we have a major collection of coins of Ottoman Egypt; this stunning selection comprises coins of excellent quality and rarity from a foremost power of Middle Eastern and world history. The sale closes with a collection of Islamic coins followed by world and commemorative medals including medals with political intrigue and an unusual Wedgewood Creamware Portrait Medallion, c.1790, Lot 5374, Louis-Marie, Vicomte de Noailles (1756-1804), French General and Politicians amongst other fine examples from across history and the globe. This beautiful piece carries an estimate of £800-1,200
This auction is sold as part of a three day Baldwin’s auction extravaganza alongside The David Fore Collection of Indian Coins (Part three) and The Arielle Collection of British Colonial Coins (Part One). The auctions will take place in London during Coinex 2013, on the 24 – 26 September, at the CIPFA Conference Centre, Robert Street. Catalogues are available online at www.baldwin.co.uk.
4016 Sicily, Syracuse (Deinomenid Tyranny, 485-466 BC), Silver Tetradrachm, struck under Gelon, c.480-478 BC, charioteer wearing a long chiton, holding a kentron in his right hand and the reins in his left, driving a quadriga right, Nike flies above to right to crown the horses, rev ΣVRA-KOΣ-I-O-N, head of Arethusa facing right, wearing a pearl-diadem and a necklace, four dolphins swimming around, 17.33g, 7h (Boehringer 86 (V42/R55); SNG ANS 21 (this reverse die); SNG Lloyd 881 (this reverse die)). Well-struck on excellent metal, residual lustre beneath cabinet tone, extremely fine.
ex F Sternberg, Auction XXV, Zürich, 25-26 November 1991, lot 68
4030 Kingdom of Macedon, Philip II (359-336 BC), Gold Stater, mint of Amphipolis, struck c.340-328 BC, laureate head of Apollo right, rev ΦIΛIΠΠOY, charioteer driving a galloping biga right, corn-grain below horses, 8.60g, 2h (Le Rider pl. 74, 18 (D7/R17), this coin, = SNG Lockett 1401). Lightly toned, nearly extremely fine and with a good pedigree.
ex R C Lockett collection, Greek part II, Glendining’s, London, 12-13 February 1958, lot 1313
This coin published in ‘Le Monnayage d’Argent et d’Or de Philippe II’, G Le Rider, Paris 1977, p.203, 18, illustrated on plate 74.
4094 Kingdom of Syria, Seleucid Kings, Alexander I Balas, with Cleopatra Thea (152-145 BC), Silver Tetradrachm, mint of Ake-Ptolemais, struch c.150 BC, diadem and veiled bust of Cleopatra Thea, as Tyche jugate to right with the diademed bust of Alexander Balas, A behind heads, rev [BA]ΣIΛEΩΣ [A]ΛEΞANΔPOY ΘEOΠATOPOΣ EYEPΓETO, Zeus enthroned left, 17.04g, 11h (Houghton & Lorber, SC, 1841; SNG Spaer 1483; Jameson 1715; Boston Supp. 280 (this obverse die)). Two portraits of the finest style for this issue, a few light marks, otherwise well-struck and lightly toned, extremely fine and very rare, a Hellenistic masterpiece.