Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: Contents

    An educational site for ancient-coin collectors.

What this site does. This site lists and summarizes the contents of auction-sale catalogs that emphasize high-quality ancient coins. I summarize only excellent catalogs with numerous high-quality ancient coins that would interest a very experienced collector. If you want to buy catalogs, I recommend you search vcoins.com (especially ANE and Charles Davis) and another catalog sale site

This page is organized by firm. Another page, under development, is organized by collecting theme.

Quick LinksAAG, CNG, F&S, Gorny, Lanz, Leu = LHS, M&M, M&M D, New York Sale, NAC, NFA, Peus, Sotheby's, Sternberg, Tkalec, Vecchi   

Partial Key:  The number of ancient coins is given, "among" the total number of individual coin lots in the catalog. In general, large lots and literature lots are not counted. Then the number of coins in each category is given: Greek (G), Roman Republican (RR), Roman Imperial (RI), Roman Provincial = Greek Imperial (RP), Byzantine (Byz), etc.
    Collecting themes (e.g. "Greek AE" or "sestertii") mentioned in green receive special emphasis in the catalog.
    Bold green:  Among the finest groups of that theme -- highly desirable

More "key" information below.

What's new? Some added, July 15, 2014. Under some firms there are notes about which catalogs have their coins on acsearch or CoinArchives.

An older note: In July 2009
Coinarchives.com removed access to its coins from all catalogs older than 6 months, except for subscribers who pay $600 per year. That is a blow to coin research. Previously, on this site I noted which catalogs were on Coinarchives and which were not. That information is no longer available, so I changed this page to use a discrete **** to mark the transition:  catalogs before that are not on Coinarchives for anyone, and catalogs after that are on Coinarchives for subscribers (but not for most of us, unless they are in the last 6 months).
   Fortunately, there is another good ancient coin search engine:  http://www.acsearch.info/
called acsearch.info (ancient coins search).


Links: Catalogs organized by collecting theme. (Information from this site arranged by theme.)

A link to the table of contents of the SAN (Society for Ancient Numismatics) journal:  http://www.grifterrec.com/SAN/san_index.html

A link to titles of articles published in the Numismatic Chronicle, the leading scholarly journal in English: http://www.numismatics.org.uk/articles/numismatic-chronicle 
The ANS library catalog can be searched:  http://donum.numismatics.org/


   By Warren Esty.   e-mail me at:  
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Contents of this web page: 
    Catalog quality discussed, and the abbreviations I use are introduced
    Collecting themes I will note -- special emphases
    US firms introduced
    European firms introduced
    Why catalogs are collectable
    A typical quality catalog -- the norm
   

 Abbreviations.  How this site abbreviates its information.
Catalogs are listed by firm, issue number, date, quality of its coins, quality of the catalog itself, and numbers of coins from each series (Greek, Roman, Roman Provincial, Byzantine, etc.)
    Coin-value and catalog-quality abbreviations
MV = Moderate Value  (Almost all coins would sell above $100. See the "typical" criteria below.)
HV = High Value   (Most coins are high quality for type and would sell above $500)
VHV = Very High Value  (Most coins are among the very finest of their types and highly desirable to wealthy advanced collectors)
    The quality of the presentation of the coins in the catalog is:
MQP = Moderate Quality Presentation  (Almost all coins well-photographed in B&W)
LQP = Low Quality Presentation (catalogs with interesting collections presented poorly)
HQP = High Quality Presentation  (Well above MQP, with, probably, many enlargements and some color photos)
VHQP = Very High Quality Presentation.  (The catalog itself is a work of art, with gorgeous photos and interesting commentary.)

ppl = page plates (counted if the photos are on separate pages)
E = enlargements

    Coin-series abbreviations
G = Greek
RR = Roman Republican
RI = Roman Imperial
RP = Roman Provincial = Greek Imperial
Byz = Byzantine
Sas = Sasanian
    The various themes and emphases I note are discussed below.

    Numbers of Coins
    Counts rarely overlap. For example, if there is count for count for "Greek" and a count for "Sicily" (which would usually be included in the Greek count), the Greek count will not include the Sicily coins. Similarly, if there is no count for Sasanian, there may be a few Sasanian among the "Greek", but if there is a separate Sasanian count, the Greek count will not include the Sasanian coins. 
    The number of ancient coins is given, "among" the total number of individual coin lots in the catalog. In general, large lots and literature lots are not counted. If many of the lots are not illustrated, that will be noted.

I marked which catalogs have their coins on CoinArchives.com and which do not (with a dividing horizontal line which is clearly described in words in orange.) However, this does most of us no good because only coins offered in the most-recent 6 months are available without an expensive subscription.

   Themes.  A page (under development) is organized by theme.
    Collecting themes (e.g. "Greek AE" or "sestertii") mentioned in green receive special emphasis in the catalog.
    Bold green:  Among the finest groups of that theme -- highly desirable




Quick Links
AAG, CNG, Gorny, Lanz, Leu, M&M, New York Sale, NAC, NFA, Sotheby's, Sternberg, Tkalec, Vecchi   


The List - Firms are listed alphabetically    (The abbreviations used)


Ariadne Galleries (New York) glossy 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches.  MV. MQP. Excellent B&W photographs on plates throughout. 
1981, Dec. 9.   521 ancients illustrated throughout, plus 5 ppl. E.
1982, Sept. 15.  304 ancients.
1982, Dec. 7.  352 ancients, illustrated throughout plus 5 ppl E.
1983, Dec. 9.  406 ancients.
    [There was also a second sale 1983, Dec. 9 of ancient art and artifacts, but not coins]

Arsantiqua (London)
I (2000, Nov. 3) 481 ancients among 843. HQP. All in color and many enlargements in color. 115 G, 20 RR, 336 RI&RP, 6 Byz, 4 DA.

ArtCoins Roma (ACR, Rome, Italy)   [acsearch begins with Sale 1]
4 (2011, Dec. 5) 172 ancients. 447 RP, 286 G, 169 RR, 205 RI, 58 Byz, 4 DA
    Roman Provincial (447)
5 (2012, May 14-15) 827 lots of ancients among 1434, one lot of which is a collection of AE coins of London, mostly Constantine, some from other mints (235 pieces fully illustrated, including a few of Helena). Beautifully illustrated in color with some enlargements. 272 G, 216 RR including 43 AE, 290 RI including numerous large and very large provincial AE, 2 contorniates, 35 Byz, 16 DA
    London mint Constantine (235)
6 (2012, Dec. 10-11) 1315 ancients. 465 G, 259 R, 556 RI including large RP and many Paduan sestertii, 36 Byz



Artemide Asta (San Marino) Well photographed in color, MV.
11E (2011, Oct. 15-16) 598 ancients among 1559 lots. 132 G, 132 RR, 276 RI, 17 Roman imitations, 8 DA, 33 Byz.
13E (2011, Dec. 11) 398 ancients among 1141. 120 G, 27 RR, 209 RI, 2 imitations, 2 DA, 38 Byz.
XXXV e 15E (2012, April 22 and April 28-29) 320 plus 393 ancients among 774 plus 862 lots (two sales in one volume). 82+114 G, 36+93 RR, 140+167 RI, 11 Vandals, 53+5 Byz.
34  (2011, Dec. 10) 209 ancients among 423, all well-illustrated in color and many enlarged in color. 36 G, 42 RR, 82 RI, cameo of Licinius in facing quadriga, 12 DA, 30 Byz.
XXXV 15E (2012, April 22 and April 28-29) 320 plus 393 ancients among 774 plus 862 lots (two sales in one volume). 82+114 G, 36+93 RR, 140+167 RI, 11 Vandals, 53+5 Byz.
XXXVI and 17E in one volume  (2012, July 11-12) 418 ancients among 730 plus 358 ancients among 1793.  81+80 G, 29+2 aes grave, 44+63  RR, 224+212 RI, 11 DA, 19 Byz
XXXVII (2012, Dec. 8)  ancients among 432. 3 Celtic, 64 G, 33 RR including 9 aes grave, 95 RI, 11 DA, 37 Byz,
37 (2012, Dec. 8) 242 ancients among 432. MV. All in color, some enlargements. (The PRs show most remained unsold.)  66 G, 33 RR, 95 RI, 10 DA, 37 Byz
38 (2013, June 22) 360 ancients among 824. MV. 124 G, 50 RR, 141 RI, 14 DA, 27 Byz
    [none on acsearch]

Aretusa
(Lugano, Switzerland) 11 3/4" by 8 1/4" (large) 
1  (18 Sept. 1993) MV. MQP. 373 ancients among 700 on 21 ppl among 44. 85 G, 28 Aksumite, 156 RR (including aes grave and AE), 92 RI, 10 Byz.
    Aksumite (28)
2  (13-14 May 1994)  MV. MQP.  521 ancients among 1477 on 28 ppl among 108 ppl. 191 G, 281 R, 35 Byz, 13 DA.



Asta Ceresio (Lugnao. See Leu and Spink) Joint auctions, the first and second are of Leu and Spink, the third of Leu, NAC, and Spink Taisei. There were only three.


AstArte
(Lugano, Switzerland)  Issues VII-XVII are oversize at 9 1/4" by 12" with a dark blue cover.  Most MV with HQP.  Often strong in Roman Republican and early Republican AE.  Most of their "Greek" coins are of Italy and Magna Graecia and not from mainland Greece or Asia.

I (1998, May 11) MV. MQP. (8 1/4" by 11 3/4") 370 ancients among 555. B&W throughout. 117 G, 55 early RR AE, 37 RR, 138 RI, 8 contorniates, 13 Byz, 2 Lombard
    contorniates (8)
V (1999, Oct. 28) MV. MQP. (8 1/4" by 11 3/4") 1328 ancients among 1411 plus literature, illustrated throughout plus 1 color E plus 1 color ppl. 382 G, 340 RR, 565 RI, 41 Byz.
VI (2001, Nov. 10-11)  (exceptionally, only 8 1/4" by 11 3/4", and exceptionally, a white cover)  624 ancients among 1495, all in B&W plus 4 color ppl among 8. (Photos not good, with too much glare)  274 G, 141 RR, 179 RI, 20 Byz, 10 Ostrogothic.
VII (2001, Oct. 10-11) (the usual oversize format) MV. HQP. 512 ancients among 1108. B(really almost sepia, unusual, but it looks good)&W with some enlargements plus 3 color E among 6 (photos much better than volume VI). 166 G (mostly high-grade Italian Greek AE), 239 RR including 89 with Roman numerals of L. Calpurnius Frugi, 93 RI, 12 Byz.
    239 RR including 89 with Roman numerals of L. Calpurnius Frugi
******** All in color after here
IX
(2002, May 15) MV. HQP. 463 ancients among 838. All coins illustrated throughout in color, with the small ones enlarged.  287 G including c. 100 AR fractions, 72 RR, 97 RI, 5 Byz.
    c. 100 Greek AR fractions
XI (2002, Dec. 12-13) MV. HQP. 1129 ancients among 1413. All in color. No enlargements. 460 G, 341 RR, 152 RI, 164 Byz.
XII
(2003, Sept. 12) MV-HV. HQP. 698 ancients, all in color, a few enlarged. 230 G, 47 RR, 195 RI, plus a collection of 215 Roman imperial sestertii, 10 DA
     a collection of 215 Roman imperial sestertii, plus sesertii among the 195 RI
XIV
 (24 April 2004) MV. VHQP. 533 ancients among 780, all in color, plus 17 color E among 20. 32 Roman cast AE, 208 G (much high-quality Italian AE), 128 RR (and AE), 158 RI, 5 Byz, 2 DA.
    Greek AE, Roman Republican AE
XV (2005, Nov. 27) 382 ancients among 560. 53 G, 123 RR, 194 RI, 12 Byz.
XVI (26-27 Nov. 2004)  MV. HQP. All coins illustrated throughout in color. No enlargements.  968 ancients, 27 large lots of ancients, 73 world, 260 medals, many large and some very large. 100 G, 555 RR, 231 RI, 85 Byz. 52 Paduans
    Roman Republican (555), Paduans (52)
XVII (8 May 2005)  MV. HQP. Thin. (8 1/4" by 11 3/4") All coins illustrated throughout in color. No enlargements. 203 ancients among 292. 210 G (including 121 of Sicily and 55 pegasi of Corinthian types) 18 RR, 38 RI, 17 Byz.
XIX (2006, May 6-7) (smaller 8 1/4" by 10 1/2" format)  273 ancients among 1009. 56 G, 48 early RR AE, 95 RR, 62 RI, 11 Byz.
XXII (2010, May 15) 208 ancients among 456, all illustrated in color (good, but not great, photos). 46 G, 20 Aes grave, 97 RR including AE, 35 RI, 3 Byz, 7 DA
    [only two on acsearch, XIX and "The Bolla Collection"]


Athena (Munich, Germany)  Issued only three auction catalogs, although they issued at least 33 fixed-price lists. Excellent B&W photographs on page plates. Each MV with MQP.
1  (1987, Oct. 8)  392 ancients on 20 ppl plus 1 color ppl. ,160 G, 13 RR, 198 RI (including a few large RP), 19 Byz, 1 DA
2  (1988, Oct. 4)  637 ancients on 32 ppl.  246 G, 19 RR, 308 RI (including many large RP), 62 Byz (including many AE)
3  (1990, May 15)  625 ancients among 745 lots on 31 ppl among 37.  263 G, 6 RR, 309 RI (including many large RP), 39 Byz, 6 lead seals, 2 Visigothic, 15 Venice ducats, 23 Arabic, 46 antiquities.


Auctiones AG (= AAG = Auctiones S. A. Basel. (Basil, Switzerland.) Their coin experts were from M&M.  All MV and MQP. All with some non-ancients. Fine B&W photos of most, but not all, lots. Few enlargements.
3  (1973, Dec. 4-5)  540 ancients among 843 on 19 ppl. among 36 pp.l.  232 G, 113 RR, 172 RI (including 11 from the Trajan Decius DIVI series), 24 Byz.
4  (11/74)  592 ancients on 19 ppl among 1284 coins on 42 ppl. 191 G, 386 R, 14 Byz.
5  (12/75)  795 ancients among 1230 on 26 ppl among 43 ppl. 246 G, 516 R, 16 Byz, 18 DA
    Aes grave (4 ppl)
6  (30 Sept and 1 Oct, 1976)  682 ancients among 1219 on 25 ppl among 48.  368 G, 285 R, 27 Byz.
7  (6/77)  875 ancients among 1418 on 30 ppl among 44.  356 G, 161 RP, 327 R, 19 Byz, 12 DA
    large diameter Roman Provincial (among 161)
8  (6/78)  1041 ancients among 1782 on 30 ppl among 60 ppl. 416 G, 61 RP, 379 R, 77 Byz.
[I don't know #9]
10  (6/79)  943 ancients among 1350 on 27 ppl among 39 ppl.  43 Celtic, 238 G, 430 R, 14 Byz
    Mauretania (8), late Roman AE (among 90)
11 (30 Sept and 1 Oct, 1980)  591 ancients among 1711 on 29 ppl among 56 ppl. 249 G, 52 aes grave, 242 R, 31 Byz.
    aes grave (7 ppl)
12  (9/81)  860 ancients among 1392 on 35 ppl among 52.  198 G, 37 RP, 393 R, 75 Byz, 7 DA, 13 Arab-Byz, 110 Armenian
    Armenian (110)
13  (6/83)  895 ancients among 1124 on 441 ppl among 52.  463 G, 326 R, 55 Byz, 10 DA.
14 (12/83)  ancient art, not coins
15  (9/85)  870 ancients 1126 on 36 ppl among 52. 230 G, 166 RP, 427 R (including 86 tetrarchal AE including 8 quinarii), 31 Byz
    Roman provincial (166)
16  (10/86)  507 ancients among 1065 on 21 ppl among 44 ppl.  319 G, 155 R, 31 Byz.
17  (6/88)  772 ancients among 1427 on 34 ppl among 62 ppl.  324 G, 6 lead, 81 RP, 305 R, 46 Byz.
18  (9/89)  642 ancients among 1044 on 26 ppl among 50 ppl.  374 G, 33 Celtic, 79 RP, 124 R, 27 Byz, 6 DA.
20  (11/90)  942 ancients among 1706 on 36 ppl + 1 E among 90 ppl. 754 G, 106 R, 32 RP, 17 Byz, 12 DA.
22  (6/92)  940 ancients among 1476 on 40 ppl + 1 E among 63 ppl.  437 G, 467 R, 34 Byz.
23 (6/93)  679 ancients among 982 on 35 ppl among 55 ppl.  443 G, 220 R, 27 Byz
    late Roman gold
24  (6/94)  580 ancients among 1256 on 25 ppl + 1 E among 67 ppl. 420 G, 158 R, 2 Byz. 
Auctiones AG
25  (6/95)  1524 ancients among 2556 on 64 ppl + 2 E among 117 ppl.  Thick catalog. 572 G, 61 RP, 134 R Republican, 313 R imperial, 16 Byz, 9 DA, 10 weights, 465 Gaul and Celtic
    Gaul (= Gallic) and Celtic (465)
26  (9/96)  1317 ancients among 3027 on 54 ppl among 117 ppl. Thick catalog. 347 G, 219 Roman Egypt RP, 24 Celtic, 673 R, 13 Byz, 35 DA
    Roman Egypt RP (219)
27  (12/96)  867 ancients among 1763 on 33 ppl + 1 E + 2 ppl of Arabic among 82 ppl.  463 G, 14 Spanish RP, 15 English DA, 341 R, 17 Byz, 6 Visigothic, 2 DA
29  (12-13 June 2003) MV. MQP. "Greek Coins under the Roman Empire, Sammlung Righetti, part 2" [in German. See M&M D for other parts] 1045 ancients among 1409 on 46 ppl among 64.  51 Spain AE, 78 G AE, 335 G, 41 RR, 140 RI, 322 RP (strong in Spain and European issues), 40 Byz.
    Roman Provincial (322) 
    Note:  Other Righetti, parts were sold by M&M Deutschland, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 18.

Aufhauser, Bankhaus (see Bankhaus Aufhauser)

Aureo & Calico (Barcelona, Spain) (2012, Oct. 3) "Coleccion V.F.C" A collection of 759 Roman Republican coins, arranged by gens!  They are not of the highest quality, but they are numerous!
    Roman Republican (759) 

Baldwin's (London)   8 1/4" by 11 5/8" glossy catalogs. Most have a majority of coins that are not ancients, so those I will not mention here.  [This listing is barely begun]  
2  (1991, Oct. 5)  "Late Roman and Byzantine Coins" (The Dr. William J. Conte Collection) HV. MQP. 224 late Roman and Byzantine coins from an excellent collection, all in B&W thoughout with many enlargements of at least one side, however, the photos are not good with high glare.  24 late Roman, 200 Byz, including some outstanding AE.
    Byzantine (200)
3  (1994, Oct. 5) 179 ancients on 11 ppl among 484 lots on 34 ppl.  83 aes grave RR plus 7 more RR AE, 2 contorniates, 2RR AR, 85RI  (no Greek), 2 Anglo-Saxon sceates.
    aes grave RR (83 on 8 large ppl.)   
5
(11 Oct. 1995)  "Byzantine Gold Coins from the P. J. Donald Collection" 285 Byz gold on 12 large ppl. Photos okay but not as good as most.
    Byzantine gold (285) 
6  (1995, Oct. 11) 299 ancients (most, but not all photographed) on 10 ppl among 998 on 41 ppl.  163 G, 68 Parthian (only 34 photographed), 20 large Persis photographed, 53 RR including AE, 70 RI
7  (1996, May 2) 307 ancients (most, but not all photographed) among 1073 on 8 1/2 ppl among 32. 147 G photos with lots of AE,  39 RR AE photos, 42 RI photos,  8 Byz photos, and excellent Theodahat large AE,  19 ancient weights, 29 crusaders and Kindom of Sicily


34 (2003, Oct. 13) The Prof. James C. Brindley Collection (of Greek coins and the Persian Empire) 641 ancients, not all photographed, many enlarged, in B&W, with photos not as good as most because of glare.  315 of Cilicia, 90 of Phoenicia, 37 Samaria,
    Persian Greek, Cilicia

[many others]
****
The auctions 26, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, St. James Auction II (2005, May 11), 42, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50, 52, etc. and Joint Auctions as the New York Sale from III are on CoinArchives.com (which doesn't do most of us any good since it requires a very expensive subscription.)



Bankhaus Aufhauser
  (Munich, Germany. Became Hauck and Aufhauser with issue 14 of Oct. 6, 1998)  Large format (8 1/4" by 11 5/8"), thick catalogs, with very high-quality B&W photography.
6  (1989, Oct. 5-6) MV. MQP. 713 ancients among 1690 on 23 ppl among 85 plus 2 ppl E. 244 G, 5 Juba silver, 22 RR, 406 RI, 34 Byz.
(1990, Oct. 9-10) MV. MQP. 899 ancients among 2347 on 30 ppl amng 120 + 2 ppl E. 320 G, 17 RR, 524 RI, 43 Byz, 5 DA
8  (1991, Oct. 9-10) MV. MQP. 800 ancients among 2303  on 25 ppl among 100 + 2 ppl E. 282 G, 16 cysta mystica, 26 RI, 441 RI, 29 Byz, 4 DA.
10  (1993, Oct. 5-6)  MV. MQP. 739 ancients among 2065 on 23 ppl plus 2 E among 129. 320 G, 15 RR, 378 RI and outstanding RP (with nice 3rd C. radiates and late Roman AE)
11   (3/95)  MV. MQP.  487 ancients among 1584 on 16 ppl among 105 plus 2 ppl. of enlargements of ancients. 177 G, 10 RR, 289 RI (including many RP), 11 Byz.  
12    (10/96)  MV. MQP.  875 ancients on 28 ppl among 1917 on 103 ppl + 6 ppl of enlargements of ancients.  302 G (including many fractions), 121 RR, 437 RI,  14 Byz
13   (10/97) MV. MQP. 708 ancients among 2045 on  23 very large page plates among 91 + 2 B&W ppl of enlargements of ancients. 266 G, 17 RR, 405 RI (including many RP), 24 Byz
***** After here the firm's name is Hauck and Aufhauser
14  (1998, Oct. 6-7)  MV. MQP. 566 ancients among 2058 on 18 ppl + 2 E among 102. 232 G (many fractions), 30 Parthian, 10 RR, 275 RI, 16 Byz wuth AE, 3 DA.
17  (2003, March 18-19)  MV. MQP. 768 ancients among 1804 on 29 ppl + 6E among 90. 149 G, 11 RR, 554 RI including a few RP, 48 Byz including AE, 6 DA.
    **** CoinArchives begins Hauch&Aufhauser with auction 18. acsearch does not have them at all.


Berk (Chicago, Illinois)  This catalogs are of glossy 8 1/2" by 11" "buy or bid" format and do not have prices realized sheets. They are remarkably consistent in quality and I will only mention a few here that have something special about them.
[This  list is woefully incomplete. Look here for much more about Berk catalogs.]
4  (Spring 1976) "All Byzantine Bronze" 345 Byz AE (poor photos)
    345 Byzantine AE
80  (1/94)  717 ancients. 2 color ppl. Alexander drachms (20), Byzantine Constantine XI (15), anonymous class A2 folles (15)
    [Coins from the hoard of extremely rare silver coins from the last Byzantine emperor were offered by Berk.]
1995, March 3 "CICF" sale (not in his regular run of buy-or-bid catalogs, but it would be #85 1/2.  268 ancients on 9 ppl plus 4 color ppl.
    103 excellent Parthian coins, plus 3 of Persis. 22 also in color. 
89  (2/96)  834 ancients.  3 color ppl. early Lycian portraits (on a small single-sheet insert) (8), Claudius-Hadrian tetradrahms of Asia Minor (15), worn sestertii (c. 120), folles of the tetrarchy (47), Byzantine Constantine XI (12)
94  (1/97)  734 ancients. 3 color ppl. Tarentum (12), Metapontum (7), Philip II tetradrachms (10), Alexander tetradrahms (13) and posthumous (6) and drachms (8), various Athens owls (16), Sasasanian (18), Vetranio (3 -- the tip of a large hoard), KOSON (7), Byzantine Constantine XI (5)
100  Maxentius rare AE (24), DIVO of tetrarachs (23), Romulus (12)  [The best coins from what I call the "Maxentius hoard"]
111  the controversial Brutus or Mithradates VI gold coins of Lysimachus type (22)
112  the controversial Brutus or Mithradates VI gold coins of Lysimachus type (32)
120  Persis (59)  [the largest group I've seen published in one catalog]
122  Byzantine gold collection (112)    [Berk usually has many Byzantine gold coins, but this is a real collection with major rarities]
173 (2011, March 15) 406 ancients, all very well photographed in B&W + 2 ppl in color, including The "Samuel Puchala collection of Commodus denarii," 131 excellent denarii of Commodus.
   Commodus (131)
 

[see also Gemini]

Berk-England  
(a special pairing of two dealers for this one sale only. "England" refers to Victor England, founder and head of CNG)
1989, Dec. 7.  368 Byz AE, well photographed.  This may be the best sale catalog for Byz AE.  Available in hardcover as well as paperback.
    Byzantine AE (368)

Blancon, Gilles
fixed price list #31, 1999-2000 (8 1/4" by 11 1/2"):  Coins of Alexandria, Roman Egypt at fixed prices. 1380 lots. Most, but not all photographed. Very brief descriptions. 744 tetradrachms photographed on 31 large page plates, 24 small denomination on 1 ppl, 57 diobols and 10 hemidrachms on 3 ppl, and 108 drachms photographed on 10 page plates, with 1 ppl of enlargements.
    Roman Egypt, Alexandria  (943 photographed)


Bonham's (London)  [I list only one important sale of this firm.]
3  (Dec. 3, 1980)  404 Byz gold on  19 ppl. + 22 ppl. of B&W enlargements.  Good photographs, some with slight glare problems.
    Byzantine gold (404)

 

Bourgey (Paris)  (27-29 Oct. 1992) "Collection N. K."  MV. MQP.  773 ancients among 946 on 26 ppl among 30. 2 color E. 604 Byz (almost all gold), 13 Trebizond, 150 DA (some AE, many gold) 50 Latin orient, 88 Armenian.  
    Byzantine (604), Dark Ages (150 DA), Latin Orient (50), Armenian (88)

Asta Ceresio (Lugnao. See Leu and Spink) Joint auctions, the first and second are of Leu and Spink, the third of Leu, NAC, and Spink Taisei. There were only three.

Christie's  (London and New York) Occasionally they have issued auctions with very high quality coins. Unfortunately, most of their catalogs through 1991 do not have the quality of the photographs to a high standard. Christie's does not specialize in coins and it shows in their coin photography.
1981, March 17. "Ancient Coins." Small format, thin. MV. LQP. 286 ancient lots, the first 60 group lots not illustrated and the rest poorly illustrated in B&W on 11 ppl. 226 Photographed: 4 G, 12 RR, 200 RI, 5 Byz, 3 DA
1984, May 2 "Foreign and Ancient Coins" (New York) LowQP. MV. 556 lots of ancients among 586, many not photographed, and the rest photographed poorly throughout, plus 3 color ppl of the gold (also poorly photographed) among 5. With photographs: 32 G, 17 RR cast AE, 40 RR AR, 10 RI,  34 RI gold, 26 Byz gold.
1984, Oct. 9 (London). "Highly Important Ancient Coins" Thin hardcover. VHV. HQP. 194 Roman gold coins, 38 Byzantine gold, 29 gold staters of the Kingdom of the Bosporus, and 51 Greek coins, mostly gold. Almost every coin is pictured both natural size and double size in B&W, and many, but not all, also natural size in color on 6 ppl. The photographs are okay, but could be better. (the color photos, of gold, are excellent). Seaby's called this "one of the finest collections of ancient coins which has ever been on the market" (SCMB, Dec., 1984, page 306). 52 Greek gold of Egypt and North Africa, 205 RI, 27 Byz, 29 Bosporus gold
     Roman gold (205), Greek Ptolemiac gold (48), Kings of the Bosporus gold and EL (29)
1985, 8 Oct. (London)"Important Ancient Coins" Hardcover. VHV. HQP. 436 ancients, almost all gold. Many, but far from all, illustrated throughout, many with enlargements (the B&W photos are okay, but not great) plus 5 color ppl. 250 Roman gold, 35 Roman silver (not all illustrated), 27 Byz gold (half illustrated), 18 Kings of the Bosporus (all illustrated), 19 Greek gold, 30 Ptolemaic gold and several decadrachms.
    Greek Ptolemiac gold (30), Roman gold (250), Kings of the Bosporus gold and EL (18)
1989, May 26 (New York) "Fine Ancient Coins." HV. MQP. 281 ancients, most but not all illustrated throughout (not well in B&W) plus 7 color ppl. 183 G, 21 RR, 58 RI, 4 Byz.
1989, Sept. 7
. (New York)  "Ancient, Foreign, and United States Coins with Bank Notes." MV. MQP. 121 lots of ancients among 733 lots, most photographed in B&W throughout. (Okay, but not excellent photographs). Photographed: 74 G, 13 RI, 5 Byz gold.
1990, March 13. (New York) "Ancient, Foreign, and United States Coins." MV. MLQP. 146 ancients among 909, many not photographed, plus 2 color ppl E.  81 G, 3 RR, 4 RI.
1990, Sept.13
. (New York)  "Ancient, Foreign, and United States Coins." MV. LQP. 49 lots of ancients among 531 lots, only 35 illustrated throughout with their usual mediocre photography.  4 G, 8 RR, 22 RI, 1 Aksum.
1991, Dec. 9. (New York) "Ancient, Foreign, and United States Coins." HV. HQP. 171 ancients among 793.  134 R, 35 G, 2 Byz.  Some enlargements throughout and 7 color ppl of enlargements of ancients.
1992, Dec. 11. "The Elisabeth Washburn King Collection of Ancient Greek Coins"  HV. HQP. 141 Greek coins, illustrated throughout, some with enlargements, and 8 color ppl of enlargements.
1993, June 12. "The McLendon Collection of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins." VHV. HQP. 234 ancients, illustrated throughout, a few with enlargements, and 11 color ppl of enlargements. 76 G, 7 RR, 145 RI, 6 Byz.
    Late Roman gold (32)


CNG   These are very informative and desirable catalogs, getting larger and better over the years.
They specialize in ancients and coins of England, so the non-ancient coins are often of England. I will count as "ancient" those of England up to 1066, including Celtic, Saxon, and pennies. They always had many coins of moderate value until 2002, so the catalogs are "MV", but this does not mean they do not have high and some very high value coins among them. After 2002 the average value of the coins increased to well-above the minimum for "MV", usually "HV", because they began selling more of their coins worth under $500 on-line. Unlike, say, M&M, their Byzantine coins include many nice AE pieces, not just AV. Most catalogs have a good selection of Roman provincial coins. The coin writeups are often very thorough, informative, and interesting.
**** catalogs 1-10 have coins illustrated slightly enlarged rather than life size.
1  (5/87)  MQP. 357 ancients among 466 on 33 ppl + 9 ppl with a few enlargements each.  129 G, 173 R, 19 Byz, 10 DA, 28 Celtic England.
2  (11/87)  MQP. 461 ancients among 536 on 24 ppl + 5 ppl with a few enlargements each.  226 G, 51 RP, 156 R, 5 false sestertii, 19 Byz, 4 DA
3  (4/88)  HQP.  476 ancients among 578, illiustrated within + 9 ppl with a few enlargements each.  144 G, 34 RP, 175 R, 13 Byz, 4 DA, 6 gold of Celtic England, 15 Greek gold, 18 Roman gold, 26 Byz gold.
4  (9/88)  mbs. MQP. 796 ancients among 933 on 32 ppl among 38 ppl + 1 E + some illustrated throughout. 241 G, 108 RP (mostly Roman Egypt), 344 R, 94 Byz
5  (12/88)  HQP. 563 ancients among 603. + 1 E + 2 color ppl + 7 ppl with a few enlargements each.  174 G, 37 Roman Egypt (ex Wetterstrom + 1 E), 321 R, 11 Byz, 6 Lombards
6  (3/89)  mbs. MQP. 717 ancients among 923. 211 G, 40 RP, 22 RP of Gordian III, 76 Roman Egypt, 326 R, 15 Byz, 27 England
7  (5/89)  HQP. 456 ancients. Many single-sided enlargements throughout + 2 color ppl. 159 G, 36 RP, 257 R, 4 Byz
8  (9/89)  mbs. MQP. 669 ancients among 823. + 7 ppl with some enlargements. 245 G, 38 RP, 345 R, 26 Byz, 25 Norman Sicily, 14 English
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9  (12/89)  MQP. 607 ancients. Some single-sided enlargements throughout.  151 G, 19 RP, 7 Celtic, 39 Celtic Britian, 161 RR, 170 RI, 55 Byz
    Celtic Britian (39)
10  (3/90)  mbs. MQP. 1059 ancients among 1426. A few single-sided enlargements. 334 G, 79 RP, 602 R, 43 Byz, 9 Turkoman, 8 Celtic England, 31 English, + many other hammered English
    ***** Before here, the coins are slightly enlarged. After here, they are life size.
11  (5/90)  HQP. 401 ancients, most with single-sided enlargements througout. 184 G, 14 RP, 186 R, 15 Byz.
12  (1990, March 17)  mbs. MQP. 1340 ancients mmong 1523.  307 Roman Egypt (Wetterstrom part I), 178 G, 77 Parthian, 89 RP, 106 RR, 275 RI, 152 Byz (many AE), 30 Turkoman, 17 English
    Roman Egypt (307), Turkoman (30)Parthian (77, "Charles Wolfe Collection") 
13  (12/4/1990) HV. HQP. 601 ancients. Many enlargements throughout. 280 Roman Egypt, 105 G, 15 RR, 147 RI, 61 Byz.
    Roman Egypt [Wetterstrom Collection II (280), including Labors of Hercules (31), Zodiac series (22), nomes (63)]
14  (3/91)  mbs. 1161 ancients among 1333. A very few enlargements throughout.  340 G, 117 RP, 119 Roman Egypt, 32 architectural, 145 RR, 287 RI, 86 Byz (mostly AE), 45 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 5 pennies
    Celtic England (45)
15  (6/91) mbs. 787 ancients among 1005. 382 G, 20 RP, 26 Roman Egypt, 52 RR, 51 Byz (Mostly AE), 2 DA, 10 Celtic England, 1 English DA
16  (8/91)  585 ancients. A few enlargements throughout + 2E. 242 G, 73 G AE, 17 RP, 56 RR, 177 RI, 22 Byz
17  (10/91)  301 ancients among 498 + 595 lots of literature. 89 G, 21 RP, 19 RR, 126 RI, 18 Byz, 8 Celtic England, 4 Anglo-Saxon, 3 pennies.
18  (12/91)  967 ancients among 1008. 1 color ppl. 336 G, 28 RP, 114 Roman Egypt, 24 "confronted heads", 27 Jewish related, 75 RR, 314 RI, 35 Byz, 4 Arab-Sasanian, 5 DA.
19  (2/92)  mbs.  588 Byzantine, mostly AE, and 27 closely related.
    Byzantine AE (all but a few among 588)
20  (3/92)  mbs  1103 ancient among 1515.  406 G, 85 RP, 132 RR, 353 RI, 65 Byz, 5 Turkoman, 54 Celtic and Saxon
    Cyprus (49)
21  (6/92)  593 ancients among 664.  262 G, 36 RR, 154 RI, 39 RP, 68 R Egypt, 27 Byz, 6 DA, 5 Celtic England, 2Saxon
22  (9/92)  mbs.  868 ancients among 993. 280 G, 34 RR, 211 RI, 231 RP (many ex Mabbott), 84 Byz, 17 Celtic England, 3 Saxon
    Roman Provincial (231)
23  (10/92)  526 ancients among 649. 250 G, 36 Parthian, 15 RR, 117 RI, 21 RP, 33 Byz, 10 Aksum, 33 Celtic England, 4 Saxon
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24  (12/92)  548 ancients among 618 + a large mbs of literature. 139 Italian cast coins (Thurlow collection, including RR), 196 G, 35 Parthian, 14 RR, 98 RI, 3 contorniates, 8 RP, 35 Byz, 5 DA
    Italian cast coins, including Aes grave (139)
25  (3/93) mbs.  1007 ancients among 1285.  481 G (including many fractions), 48 RR, 300 RI, 3 contorniates, 106 RP, 47 Byz, 15 Celtic England, 3 Anglo-Saxon
    Greek fractions (among 481)
26  (6/93)  HQP. 710 ancients among 815 + 2 color E + 1 color ppl, + 1 E + many of the gold enlarged throughout in B&W.  161 G gold and electrum, 227 G, 34 RR, 155 RI, 41 RP, 80 Byz, 10 DA.
    Greek gold and electrum (161)
27  (9/93)  mbs. 1418 ancients among 1610.  234 Armenian, 112 Greek AE and RP from Lindgren European), 476 G, 73 RR, 295 RI, 176 RP, 41 Byz, 5 Celtic England
    Armenian (234), Roman Provincial (176 + c.100)
28  (12/93)  699 ancients among 759. 212 G including 32 Athens new style, 31 RR, 78 RI, 14 RP, 289 Byz, 75 Turkoman bronze (Spengler/Sayles I)
    Athens new style (32), Byzantine (289), Turkoman (Artuqid, 75)
29  (3/94)  mbs. 1395 ancients among 1753 (+ numis literature). 404 G, 107 RR, 399 RI, 146 RP, 264 Byz, 4 DA, 69 Turkoman (Spengler/Sayles II, Artuqid) 17 Celtic England, 18 England
    Byzantine (264, including AE), Turkoman (Spengler/Sayles II, Artuqid, 69)
30  (6/94)  506 ancients among 700. 242 G, 28 RR, 187 RI, 22 PR, 7 Byz, 10 DA, 5 Celtic England, 3 Saxon, 1 Viking
31  (9/94)  1613 ancients among 1925. 586 G, 268 RR, 355 RI, 239 RP, 101 Byz, 5 Aksum, 49 Turkoman (Spengler/Sayles III, Artuqids), 6 DA, 8 Celtic England, 2 Saxon, 16 lead seals
    Roman Republican (268 including Aes grave), Augustus (25), Turkoman (Spengler/Sayles III, Artuqids, 49)
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32  (12/94)  514 ancients among 642 individual lots + 472 partially illustrated large lots. 238 G, 50 Jewish related city coins, 59 RR, 122 RI, 29 RP, 9 Byz, 6 DA, 5 Celtic England, 1 Saxon
33  (3/95)  mbs.  1515 ancients among 1959 + numismatic literature.  570 G, 119 RR, 492 RI, 17 DA, 21 Caesaria in Cappadocia, 152 RP, 75 Byz, 41 Celtic England, 14 Anglo-Saxon, 14 English
    Celtic England (41), Caesaria in Cappadocia (21)
34  (5/95)  430 ancients among 550 (+ 35 Arabic gold), a few enlargements throughout.  243 G, 35 RR, 133 RI, 6 Byz, 5 DA, 8 English.
There is a distinct increase in the number of ancients here. Auction 35 and thereafter are much thicker catalogs.
35  (9/95)  1371 ancients among 1719, plus 2 color E. 481 G, 208 RR, 372 RI, 188 RP (including 78 from Lindgren II), 90 Byz, 2 DA, 8 Hepthalites, 14 Celtic England, 7 English.
    Roman Provincial (188)
36  (12/95) 2069 ancients among 2542, plus 3 color E among 4, plus 286 Papal. 528 Parthian (Shore collection), 487 G, 42 Aes grave, 72 RR, 168 RI, 5 DA, 22 Byz, 369 Armenian "The Aratian Collection" (Part I, of ancient, medieval, and Roman and Byzantine coins related to Armenia. Catalog 46 is part II), 5 Turkoman, 9 Hephtalites, 3 Celtic England, 14 Anglo-Saxon, 32 Viking, 4 English. [The Parthian coin lot numbers are the same as the Shore book's coin numbers. Quite a few of the commoner types with minor varieties are not photographed, but all the significant variants are.]
    Parthian (528, but not all photographed), Aes grave (42), Armenian (369, not all photographed), Viking (32), Pegasus silver (80)
37  (3/96) mbs. 2153 ancients among 2801. 902 G, 93 Jewish and related, 230 RP, 163 RR, 635 RI, 12 DA, 118 Byz (mostly AE), 14 medieval Bulgarian, 38 Turkoman, 12 Celtic England, 5 English DA, 21 lead seals.  (7 Septimius Severus legionary)
    Turkoman (38)
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38  (6/96)  1468 ancients among 1843.  646 G, 60 RP, 146 RR, 351 RI, 6 DA, 61 Byz, 126 Turkoman (S/S II, Zengids), 16 AE of Salamis, 10 Hephtalites, 9 Celtic England, 19 English
    Turkoman (126)
39  (9/96)  mbs. 1950 ancients among 2646. 816 G, 73 Parthian, 226 RP, 143 RR, 586 RI, 11 DA, 12 Visigothic AE, 100 Byz, 19 Turkoman, 7 Hephtalites, 21 Celtic England, 7 English DA, 18 Aethelred II, 7 English, 11 Byz lead seals
    Visigothic AE (12), Aethelred II (18), Tarentum (74), Metapontum (74), Parthian (73)
40  (12/96) HV, HQP, joint with NAC.  1419 ancient among 1964 + 7 color E among 8 + many Roman enlarged throughout.
    622 G, 114 RR, 502 RI, 7 spintriae, 6 DA, 117 Byz
    Roman imperial (509)
41  (3/97)  thick mbs! 2540 ancients among 3270.  1088 G, 128 Roman Egypt, 155 RP, 213 RR, 659 RI, 15 DA, 81 Byz, 7 Hephtalites, 22 Celtic England, 30 Anglo-Saxon, 12 English
    Sceattas (30)
42  (5/97)  HV.  1235 ancients among 1622 plus some enlargements througout. 652 G, 72 RR, 342 RI, 4 DA, 28 Byz
    Postumus (35), Athens New Style (64)
43  (9/97)  mbs. 2788 ancients among 3127. 905 G, 296 RP, 566 RR ("Goodman I"), 868 RI, 15 DA, 101 Byz, 34 Celtic England, 3 English DA
    Roman Republican (566), RP (296)
**** For the major importance of CNG 43 through 47 because they have the Goodman collection of Roman Republican coins, see Andrew McCabe's site and commentary on them.
44 is Triton I  (joint offering of CNG, Freeman & Sear, and NAC) High to very high value coins with very high quality presentation.
(12/97)  1947 ancients among 2308, many enlargements throughout + 7 color E.  655 G, 95 RP, 85 aes grave, 435 RR (Goodman, part II, including very many struck AE), 480 RI, 3 DA, 32 Beneventum, 64 Byz, 26 Celtic England, 17 British
    Beneventum (32),  Roman Republican AE (cast and struck, among 520), Roman gold (100+)
45  (3/98)  2556 ancients among 3080.  808 G, 289 RP (including Syrian tetradrachms), 509 RR AE, 200 RR AR), 604 RI, 15 DA, 61 Byz, 36 Celtic England, 12 English DA, 15 English
    Roman Republican AE ("Goodman 3") (509)
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46  (6/98)  mbs. 1694 ancients among 2101. 656 G, 141 Armenian, 138 RP, 178 RR (again Goodman), 400 RI, 11 DA, 112 Byz, 34 Celtic England, 7 English DA , 17 English
    Armenian ("Araratian, part 2") (141), Holy Land city coins (57), more Goodman (178)
47  (9/98)  2231 ancients among 2557. 817 G, 214 RP, 320 RR, 722 RI (including 97 Septimius Severus from odd mints plus another 50 Severan and some rarities), 11 DA, 89 Byz, 10 Celtic England, 5 English DA, 34 English
    Aegina counterstamped (35), Roman Republican (some Goodman) (320), Septimius Severus (Roger Bickford-Smith) (97)
48  is Triton II  (12/98) 1206 ancients among 1331, many enlarged throughout + 16 color E. 547 G, 25 Parthian, 39 Baktrian, 42 RP, 23 aes grave, 60 RR, 359 RI, 5 DA, 15 Celtic England, 22 Anglo Saxon, 27 pennies
     Baktrian (39)
49  (3/99)  mbs.  2076 ancients among 2349.  888 G (including 12 AE Kings of the Bosporus), 250 RP, 59 Roman Egypt, 98 RR, 576 RI (including 59 AE fractions, quadrans), 6 DA, 103 Byz, Viking 4, 28 Celtic England, 17 English DA, 25 English
    Roman imperial AE fractions and quadrans (59, including 6 of the mines), Augustus (41)
50  (6/99)  mbs. 1904 ancients among 2064.  630 G, 113 RP, 8 Celtic denarii, 156 RR, 366 RI AE including 10 contorniates and 24 medallions (Vermuelle collection), 38 fake seseterii and Becker's, 414 RI, 15 DA, 51 Byz, 5 Celtic England, 4 Anglo-Saxon, 13 pennies
    Zodiac drachms of Roman Egypt (12), Athens AE (69), Athens New Style (81), Roman mediallions (24), contorniates (10)
51  (9/99)  mbs.  1816 ancients among 1951. 804 G, 214 RP, 123 RR, 413 RI, 5 DA, 233 Byz, 7 Celtic England, 8 pennies
    Greek AE of Sicily (c. 83), Athens AE (28), Ionian electrum (16), Kroisos (14), Armenia (47)
52  was Triton III  (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 1999) 1374 ancients among 1654, many enlargements throughout, + 13 color E among 15 + 4 full page B&W enlargements. 728 G, 77 RP, 151 RR, 327 RI, 8 DA, 54 Byz, 5 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 20 pennies
    RR and imperatorial gold (46)
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53  (3/00)  mbs.  2175 ancients among 2416, a few with enlargements throughout. 796 G, 191 Baktrian and Indo-Greek, 27 Aksumite, 177 RP, 59 Roman Egypt, 114 RR, 40 RI quandrantes, 401 RI (including 11 Pertinax denarii), 11 DA, 15 Lombards, 127 Byz, 156 Crusader "The Matthew Rich Collection," some not photographed, 6 Merovingian, 12 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 34 pennies
    RI Quadrans (40, including 13 of Augustus), Lombards (15), Crusader (156), Aksumite (27), Baktrian and Indo-Greek (191)
54  (6/00)  mbs.  1984 ancients among 2217. 78 brockages, 24 Celtic, 800 G, 160 Baktrian and Indo-Greek, 136 RP, 170 RR, 494 RI, 8 contorniates, 12 DA, 79 Byz, 6 Beneventum, 9 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 8 pennies
    brockages (78), Baktrian and Indo-Greek (160), Caesaria in Cappadocia (39), Septimius Severus legionary (20)
55  (9/00)  mbs.  1585 ancients among 1878. 25 Celtic, 723 G, 252 Oriental Greek, 100 RP, 102 RR, 408 RI, 6 DA, 82 Byz, 13 Celtic England, 7 English DA, 10 pennies
56 was Triton IV (12/00) in two volumes, with the second catalog entiredly devoted to Polish coins -- perhaps the finest Polish collection ever offered.  The first volume has 892 ancients among 1015, many enlargements throughout + 13 color E among 15.  352 G. 33 RP, 52 RR, 318 RI, 3 DA, 122 Byz, 3 Celtic England, 3 English DA, 7 pennies.
****  On CoinArchives beginning with 57, but not on acsearch at all.
57  (4/01)  mbs.  1733 ancients among 1916. 715 G, 50 Ptolemaic AE, 161 RP, 77 RR, 449 RI, 73 Byz, 5 DA, 133 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 51 pennies
    Celtic England (131), Cistophoric tetradrachms (86), Augustus (32), Ptolemaic AE (50)
58  (9/01) mbs.  1766 ancients among 2159.  835 G, 58 Parthian, 89 RP, 93 RR, 347 RI, 6 DA, 82 Byz, 4 Celtic England, 2 English DA,
249 late Anglo-Saxon ("Conte collection")
    late Anglo-Saxon ("Conte collection")(249), Alexander the Great (130), Parthian (58)
59  was Triton V  (1/02) in two volumes, Part I is the "David Freedman collection of Greek bronze coins"  600 G AE. Many enlargements throughout + 5 color E.
    Greek AE (600)  highest quality coins.
    Part II: 1341 ancients among 1498, many enlargements throughout + 16 color E among 20. 551 G, 65 Parthian (mostly suberb tetradrachms), 10 Baktrain, 103 RP (including important myths including the labors of Herakles), 22 RR cast AE, 27 RR, 402 RI (including 23 rare Gordian III from the George His collection), 2 DA, 76 Byz, 4 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 16 pennies
    Roman Provincial (103, including important myths including the labors of Herakles), Parthian tetrdrachms (65), Gordian III (23), 2 dies
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60  (5/02)  mbs. 2231 ancients among 2475. 1047 G, 42 Jewish Bar Kochba, 51 G Oriental, 35 Huns, 277 RP (including 133 Syrian tetradrachms, a collection), 47 RR, 489 RI, 5 DA, 90 Byz, 7 Byz seals, 135 Anglo-Saxon (Conte collection), 3 Celtic England, English DA 4, pennies 28
    Huns (35), Anglo Saxon (135), RP Syrian tetradrahms (133), Jewish Bar Kochba (42), Gordian III (29), Greek Cycladic (63)
61 (9/02) mbs. Distinctly less well-illustrated (Then they learned their lesson and went back to excellent illustrations. This is the only issue that is not fully illustrated.). Many lots were only illustrated on-line and not in the catalog.  2324 ancients among 2753. 1004 G (including 327 AE, many not illustrated), 83 RP, 501 RR, 573 RI, 141 Byz (including 15 DA), 4 Celtic England, 2 English DA, 16 pennies.
    Severan (Melcher collection, 149), Greek AE (among 327)  
62 was Triton VI  (1/03)  1403 ancients among 1488, many enlargements throughout + 23 color E.  499 G, 48 oriental G, 58 RP, 193 RR, 387 RI (including 45 Severan gold of the Marc Melcher collection), 4 DA, 43 Byz, 9 Celtic England, 162 Anglo Saxon of the William J. Conte Collection, part III
    Severan gold (45, from the Marc Melcher collection),  Anglo-Saxon (162, from the William J. Conte Collection, part III), Late Roman gold (among 113), RR Muses (9)
63  (5/03)  mbs. 1782 ancients among 2056, some enlargements throughout.  740 G, 48 Samarian, 78 Jewish and related, 50 oriental G, 46 Baktrian, 122 RP, 90 RR, 400 RI, 17 DA, 144 Byz, 10 Celtic England, 6 English DA, 20 pennies
    Samarian (40),  Severan (86, Melcher, part III)
64  (24 Sept. 2013)  MV. MQP. 1370 ancients among 1705, a few with B&W enlargements. 11 Celtic, 560 G, 184 RP, 125 RR, 365 RI, 6 DA, 120 Byz
65 was Triton VII  (1/04) 1171 ancients among 1295, most with enlargements throughout plus 23 color E. Greek (386, including much gold), 120 Parthian and 40 Parthian related ("The Bellaria Collection, continued in CNG 66), 136 Sasanian, 20 Antinous, 80 Roman Provincial, 21 RR, 225 RI, 6 Dark Ages 60 Byz, 88 World, 16 British Celtic, 21 English, Large Lots (161)
    Greek gold (among 386)Parthian "The Bellaria Collection" (160), Sasanaian (136), Antinous (20)
66  (19 May 2004)  MV. MQP. 1824 ancients among 2063. Some  enlargements plus 4 color ppl of enlargements. 60 Celtic, 697 G, 87 Parthian ("The Bellaria Collection, Part II"), 78 Sasanian, 40 Baktria, 41 Indo-Greek, 296 RP, 34 RR, 341 RI, 18 DA, 4 Arab-Byz, 12 Arab, 124 Byz (incl. AE)  
****** The high quality of CNG catalogs takes still another jump up here -- the following catalogs have all coins in color.
67  (22 Sept. 2004) 1914 ancients among 2080. HV. HQP. All in color, many with color enlargements of one or both sides. 39 Celtic, 1031 G, 9 Spanish lead tessera, 109 RP, 63 RR, 570 RI (including 12 late Roman argentei), 5 contorniates, 17 DA, 71 Byz, 7 English, 10 fake sestertii
    Mark Antony legionary denarii (31), Spanish lead tessera (9)
68 is Trition VIII (CNG alone) 11-12 Jan. 2005. VHV. VHQP. 1463 ancients among 1822, plus 387 unillustrated large lots. All ancients in color, most with color enlargements, and extensive descriptions. 11 Celtic. 649 G, 48 central Asia, 21 Antinous, 75 RP, 172 RR, 100 RI bronze (mostly sestertiii), 204 RI, 4 DA, 169 Byz.  
    Antinous (21), sestertii (100+)
69  (2005, July 8)  HV. HQP. 1945 ancients among 2288, all in color with a few enlargements. 9 Celtic. 15 Ancient Britain, 455 G, 16 early electrum, 96 Seleukid, 33 Samarian, 46 Jewish, 10 Arabia, 11 Persian gold darics, 23 Ptolemaic, 13 North Africa, 11 Parthia, 2 Characene, 11 Persis, 53 Baktria, 34 India, 25 Sasanian, 16 Huns, 359 RP, 34 Roman Egypt, 20 RR cast, 39 RR, 126 RI AE (the George His collection), 299 RI, 105 Byz, 7 DA, 9 Arab-Sasanian, 2 Arab-Byz, 20 Anglo-Saxon, 7 Paduan, 4 lots of Byz seals  
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70  (2005, Sept. 21)  HV. HQP. 1146 ancients among 1324, all in color with a few enlargements. 375 G, 18 Mytilene electrum, 6 fractional electrum of Phanes, 12 early electrum, 9 Jewish, 10 Persian gold Darics, 17 oriental G, 37 Baktria, 15 India, 14 Sasanaian, 31 RR, 5370 RP, 19 Roman Egypt, 6 Domitius Domitianus, 35 RI countermarks (Ian Roper collection), 53 RR, 124 RI AE (Sullivan collection), 180 RI, 54 cistophoric tetradrachms of Hadrian, 59 Byz, 3 Visigoths, 5 early Islamic
    
Domitius Domitianus (6), cistophoric tetradrachms of Hadrian (54), RI countermarks (35)  

71 was Triton IX (CNG alone) (2006, Jan. 10) in two volumes. Volume 1 is the BCD collection of coins of  Greek Boiotia (Boeotia), which includes Thebes. This is now the definitive catalog for this region of Greece, superceding the BMC catalog. With outstanding commentary, it is far more than just a sale catalog.  MV. MQP. 630 lots in B&W (not color), with some enlargements.
    Boiotia, Boeotia (630)
   Volume 2 of Triton IX (2006, Jan, 10-11) is HV, HQP, with 1043 ancients among 1694, all in color, many with one-sided enlargements. 20 Celtic, 14 ancient Britain, 220 G, 50 Alexander III, 54 early G electrum and gold, 57 Seleukid, 8 Jewish, 4 Arabia, 15 Ptolemies, 21 Parthia, 27 Baktria, 72 India, 31 Sasanian, 12 Huns, 114 RR, 249 RI, 2 DA, 57 Byz.
72 (2006, June 14)  MV. HQP. 2308 ancients, all in color with some enlargments, plus 190 lots of antiquities. 55 Celtic, 946 Greek (including BCD Boiotia, Part II, of 139 lots), 126 Oriental G, 146 RP, 78 RR, 609 RI, 252 Byz, 17 Ostrogoths, 24 Visigoths, 24 DA, 4 Aksum, 6 Islamic, 3 Crusaders, 17 Armenian, 47 English sceattas, 8 English. Auction 72 had a second volume, 55 pages of literature only.
    BCD Boiotia, Part II (139)
73  (2006, Sept. 13) 1130 ancients among 1311, all in color with some enlargements, plus 460 book lots. facing heads collection of David Herman, 541 G (including "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," 58 pieces), 45 Oriental Greek, 98 ships on coins (G, R, RP, Alexandre Barros collection), 79 RP, 53 RR, 214 RI, 40 Byz, 5 Aksum, 2 Crusader, 41 high grade Turkoman bronze, 9 English
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41),
"Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)
74 is Triton X (CNG alone) (2007, Jan. 9-10)  HV. VHQP. 911 ancients among 1480.  All in color, many with at least one side enlarged. 8 Celtic, 454 G (including many Greek facing busts from the David Hermann collection, and "Further Selections from BCD Boiotia" 43 excellent pieces ), 33 India, 10 Sasanian, 49 RR, 272 RI, 43 Byz, 25 DA, 4 Aksum AV, 4Arab-Sasanian, 7 Anglo-Saxon
   
Greek facing heads from the David Hermann collection (many), "Further Selections from BCD Boiotia" (43)
75  (2007, May 23)  HV. HQP.  1342 ancients among 1533, plus books. All in color, many with at least one side enlarged in color. 5 Celtic, 672 Greek (including 108 Boeotia, BCD collection pieces), 43 India, 24 Sasanian, 26 Huns, * Central Asia, 109 RP, 76 RR, 193 RI (including 14 cistophori of Hadrian), 25 Byz, 6 DA, 4 Aksum AV, 7 Islamic, 3 Mongols, 140 Anglo-Saxon (The "Beowulf Collection:, all with at least one side enlarged)
    Anglo-Saxon, the "Beowulf Collection" 140, Huns (26),
Boeotia (more from the) BCD collection (108)
76
 (2007, Sept. 12) in two parts. Part 2 being "The Seeger Collection". 1734 ancients among 1867 in Part I, plus 439 in Part II.
77
 is Triton XI (CNG alone) (2008, Jan. 8-9) 1215 ancients among 1706.
78  (2008, May 14)  1952 ancients among 2184, plus 97 antiquities.
79  (2008, Sept. 17)  1446 aancients among 1531, plus a small collection of keys and locks. 78 Bulgarian empire.
    Bulgarian empire (78)
80 is Triton XII (2009, Jan. 6-7) 872 ancients among 1177, plus 43 imitative Venetian ducats
    imitative Venetian ducats (43)
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81 (2009, May 20) in two volumes. 81/1 has 1332 ancients among 1473. 81/2 is Part II of "The BCD Collection of Coins of the Peloponnesos" with 921 lots including 167 RP.  81/1 has 100 Tarentum from the "Colin E. Pitchfork collection of Tarentine Coinage" 58 of Lysimachos, 75 Alexander the Great, 80 Thessaly, 133 RP, 81 RR, 180 RI, 61 Byz including AE, 3 DA, 6 Crusaders, 22 Turkoman AE, 4 Arabic, 76 British ("The Dr. William F. Blank Collection of British Celtic Coinage") [Note: This is not the more-important Leu sale of the BCD Peloponnesos coins, but a later supplement.]
    BCD Peloponnesis (921), Tarentum (100), Lysimachos (58), Alexander the Great (75), Thessaly (80), British Celtic (76)
82 (2009, Sept. 16) 1219 ancients among 1402. 134 "Dr. William F. Blank Collection of Celtic Coinage," 102 "Colin E. Pitchfork Collection of the Coinage of Metapontum," 45 tetradrachms of Lysimachos, 48 Macedonian regal coinage, 30 oriental Greek, 30 central Asian, 433 other Greek, 73 RP, 66 RR,  118 RI,  63 "Migration era coinage from the Giambia collection," 10 Byz, 19 Merovingian, 30 coins of the first and second Bulgarian empires.  Some BCD coins of Sikyon, Argos, etc. with a few major pieces sold a second time, 11 British
    Celtic (134), Metapontum (102), Lysimachos (45), Dark ages (63), Bulgarian (30)
83
is Triton XIII (2010, Jan. 5-6) in two volumes plus a thin third volume sent only upon request, consisting of photos of the coins in just four multiple-coin lots offered in volume 2.
    Volume 1:  814 ancients, all in color and almost all with enlargements in color.  278 G, 7 RR, 134 RI, 21 Byz gold, 1 pair of dies, "The Todd Ballen Collection of Parthian and Related Coinage" 329, 4 Elymais, 16 Persis, 1 Georgia, 2 Indo-Parthian.
    Parthian (329)
    Volume 2:  707 ancients and 151 lots from the "Leonard O. Greenfield Collection of Medieval European Coinage" among 1125 lots, all in color and many with enlargements in color.  
364 G, 12 Oriental G, 5 Sas, 4 Huns, 29 RR, 122 RI, 158 Byz, 151 Medieval, and 267 later (mostly European).
    Volume 3 (unnumbered, the "A. K. Collection" listed in volume 2 as lots 1384-1387) with just four large lots fully illustrated:  Cappadocia 96 pieces, Syria 55, Antioch 132, and Palmyra 10, all in B&W.  
   
Cappadocia 96 pieces, Syria 55, Antioch 132, and Palmyra 10

84 (2010, May 5) 1694 ancients plus 38 medival Salerno plus 41 antiquities among 1862 lots. HV. HQP. All in color, very many with enlargements in color.
Many small collections offered. 20 Celtic, 2 Etruscan, 26 Neopolis, 25 Velia, 48 Lysimachos, 112 Alexander-type (Tick Pitman collection), 90 Thebes, 18 Sikyon, 86 Bosporus cities and kings, 7 Samarian, 19 Jewish, 10 Palestine, 12 Parthian 25 Baktria, 27 Asia and India, 304 Greek in groups not listed above, 85 Roman provincial, 38 RR, 631 RI including 15 saecular games of Domitian and c. 150 3rd C. sestertii and some rare folles, 59 Byz including AE, 9 DA, 2 Aksum, 31 Turkoman, 38 medieval Salerno
    A wonderful catalog!  26 Neopolis, 25 Velia, 48 Lysimachos, 112 Alexander-type (Tick Pitman collection), 90 Thebes, 18 Sikyon, 86 Bosporus cities and kings, 15 saecular games of Domitian and c. 150 3rd C. sestertii, 31 Turkoman, 38 medieval Salerno

85 (2010, Sept. 15) 1322 ancients+ 91 Anglo Saxon among 1660. HV. HQP. All in color, very many with enlargements in color. 132 Armenia (R. A. Collection), 15 Celtic, 382 G, 41 Lysimachos, 160 RP, 97 RR, 400 RI including over 150 3rd C. sestertii, 66 Byz, 14 DA, 3 Crusaders, 8 Islamic, 91 Anglo Saxon (Martie Karlsson Collection)
    Armenia (132), Lysimachos (41), 3rd. C. sestertii (150), Anglo Saxon (91)
86 is Triton XIV (2011, Jan. 4-5) 1112 ancients among 1673. 440 G including 118 New Style tetradrachms of Athens and 19 small early electrum of Ionia, 5Asia, 5 India, 105
Sasanian (William Warden collection), 8 large lots RP, 44 RR, 276 RI including some RP, 303 Byz (some AE and 95 gold fractions), 2 DA, 1 Aksum, 12 British
     118 New Style tetradrachms of Athens and 19 small early electrum of Ionia, Sasanian (105), Byz gold fractions (95)

87 (2011, )
88 (2011, Sept. 14)  Thick! 1800 ancients among 2195 lots.
89 is Triton XV (2012, Jan 3-4) in three volumes.  Session 1 is hardcover, "BCD Thessaly" with 1000 lots, all from this one region of Greece. It is BCD 8 and completes BCD's Thessaly collection from which many top coins were offered in Nomos 4. With superb scholarly and informative cataloging, these will be the reference works for Greek coins of Thessaly for years to come, superseding any other reference work. Session 2 is in a slim volume "Masterpieces of Ancient Greek Coinage: Selections from Cabinet W [ Dr. Arnold-Peter Weiss.]" which has only 19 lots but all of the very highest quality and presented beautifully. This volume has coins of the highest average value of any catalog ever.  Sessions 3-4 look more like a typical Triton catalog, with 636 lots of high-value ancient coins plus 76 English hammered coins ("The Marshall Faintish Collection") among 941 lots.  374 G, 66 high-quality RP, 44 RR, 85 RI, 1 spectacular contorniate, 5 DA, 84 Byz, 9 early Islamic, 20 pre-1500 dated medieval coins.
    Thessaly (1000), English hammered (76)
90 (2012, May 23) 2001 ancients among 2677. 237 BCD Thessaly, 34 Spain, 505 G, 76 Persis, 14 Baktria, 34 Sasanian, 352 RP, 127 RR, 348 RI, 215 Byz including AE and AR, 27 DA, 16 Arabic, 176 British, 128 Charles I and Civil War, 28 Ireland Hiberno-Norse, 65 pre-1500-AD dated coins of Europe
    237 BCD Thessaly, Persis (76), Roman Provincial (352), Charles I and Civil War (128), Hiberno-Norse (28), pre-1500 dated coins of Europe (65)
91 (2012, Sept. 19)
92 is Triton XVI (2013, Jan. 7-8)
93  (2013, May 22) 1453 ancients among 2077, including "The David Hendin Collection of Scarabs" (132 pieces). 740 G,  320 RP (high quality), 72 RR, 161 RI, 119 Byz ("The Bramhall Collection"), 3 Aksum, 22 DA including 16 Merovingian, 9 crusaders, 8 Arabic
    scarabs (132), Roman Provincial (320 high quality)
94  (2013, Sept. 18) 1626 ancients among 2010,

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Compagnie General de Bourse (Paris) Here I will violate my own rules (guidelines, actually) and list a few fixed-price catalogs. Catalogs by Prieur are amazing reference works in French. The size is 6" x 8 1/4". Most of the coins are average or below, so I don't understand how they are worth his time to write up so beautifully and in such scholarly fashion. Almost all coins are illustrated and fully referenced to several works primary reference works, and organized by emission. Each catalog is an amazing amount of work, especially considering the coin quality, which is not high. So I am recommending these for their extensive photographic coverage of types and their excellent writeup and organization (in French). Do not confuse these with his similar auction catalogs under the name "Comptoir General Financier" which are entitled "Monnaies" (with a Roman numeral) and not "Rome" (with a Roman numeral).
Fixed price list Rome IV (1999)  250 lots of Severus Alexander and family, about 190 photographed, followed by another 122 lots of later Roman.
                        Rome V (1999)  549 lots of all Probus, about 300 photographed.
                        Rome VI (2000) 197 lots of Philip and family, about 160 photographed, followed by another 174 lots of later Roman.
                        Rome VII (2000)  210 lotsof Gordian III, about 200 photographed, followed by another 160 lots of Roman.
                        Rome X (2001) 1346 lots of all Aurelian and Severina, about 1000 photographed.
                       Rome XI (2001)  130 lots of Trebonianus Gallus and family, about 100 photographed, followed by another 273 lots of Roman.
                       Rome XII (2002)  63 lots of Maximinus Thrax and family, 57 photographed, followed by another 347 lots of Roman.
                       Rome XIII (2002)  365 lots of Claudius II, about 270 photographed, followed by another 75 of 1st and 2nd century coins.
    I don't know the contents of the other issues.
59 (2013, June 19) MV. HQP. This is a small format, think catalog with excellent photos, many enlargments, and long descriptions in French. The presentation is high quality, but most of the coins are just MV. There are two very nice concentrations, not counting the extensive group of 3rd century radiates. 729 ancients, including 134 Greek fractions with excellent huge enlargments, 107 of Greek North Africa, 82 RR, 319 RI (many radiates), 87 Gaul
    Greek fractions (134), Greek North Africa (107)
The cgb "Monnaies" auctions are on acsearch beginning with 11, 13, and 15.


Comptoir General Financier (Paris, France. Clairand, Prier, Schmitt, and Sombart. Issue XXI was just Prier and Schmitt). Small format, 8 1/4 by 5 7/8, but usually thick.
Monnaies   Generally low value coins, extremely thoroughly described in French. MQP.  It is a mystery to me how they can put so much effort into a complete description with several references cited of coins that are often of low value. Often strong in coins of Gaul and early French, including Carolingian.
XI (2002, Jan 21) LV. MQP. 628 pages. 620 ancients among 2499. Illustrated throughout in B&W. 201 G, 17 RR, 312 RI, 48 Byz, 44 DA, 68 early France.
XIII (2001, June 30)  426 pages. 1004 ancients. All Roman, illustrated throughout in B&W. 126 RR, 878 RI.
XVI (2002, Dec. 31)  576 pages. 692 ancients among 2000. Illustrated throughout in B&W. 159 G, 221 RR, 241 RI, 84 early France.
XVII (2002, Dec. 31) 212 pages. Only 8 ancients, all Gaul, among 712.
XVIII 92003, June 19) 756 pages. 1002 ancients among 2576, illustrated throughout in B&W. 154 G, 112 RR, 455 RI, 34Byz, 138 Gaul, 68 early French.
XIX  (2004, Jan. 29)  592 pages. 504 ancients among 2014. 91Gaul, 137 G, 33 RR, 227 RI, 16 Byz, illustrated throughout in B&W, plus 1 color ppl among 6.
XXI (2004, June 18)  "Collection Laurent Schmitt et divers" 768 pages. 1689 ancients, all Roman, illustrated throughout in color, with extra pages plates devoted to themes like female personifications, male personifications, portraits on RR coins, Roman imperial portraits, cities and provinces on coins, and many others. This volume could serve as a French Sear, with some common coins of every ruler. This catalog is special, even if the coins are generally common. 290 RR, 1399 RI.
XXIV (2005, June 24)  352 pages. All color, illustrated throughout. all ancients, 1049. 161 G, 72 RR, 575 RI, 16 Byz, 192 Gaul, 13 DA.
    Gaul (192)

52 (2012, Feb. 9) 446 Republican (not high quality, but well-photographed in color and with long descriptions in French. Estimates were high for the quality and many did not sell and many that did sell went for the minimum).
    Republican (446)



 Credit Suisse (see SKA)


A.G. van der Dussen (Maastrikt, Netherlands)  11 5/8" by 8 1/4"
23  (6-7 April 1965) "Part 1" MV. MQP. 2250 ancient lots on only 25 ppl. Many unphotgraphed lots. 7 ppl G, 2 ppl Oriental, 14 pieces of Turkoman AE, 8 ppl R, 4 ppl Byz.
24  (1-2 June, 1995) "Part 2"  MV. MQP.  1387 Roman provincial on only 21 ppl.
    Roman Provincial (21 ppl)




Elsen, Jean
(Brussels, Belguim)  Glossy, A4 (European sized) large format, 8 1/4" by 11 5/8", with page plates, with excellent B&W photos. 
    Elsen catalogs are rather uniform. Few issues have much in the way of a special theme emphasis. Most have a large number of ancient coins of all series accompanied by an even larger number of medieval and modern coins. A typcial catalog has at least a page plate of Celtic, many Greek including Peris, Parthian and Sasanian, a few Roman Republican, many Roman imperial including many common denarii, antoniniani, folles and reduced folles, with usually 3 or more ppl of Byz including many AE, some Visigothic, Merovingian, and Carolingian, with some to many Arabic coins, and then far more later medieival and modern coins. Most issues have some very high quality coins, such as Roman gold, and many inexpensive coins. They have excellent groups of quality common coins not photographed in catalogs of firms that emphasize only expensive coins. For example, they usually have late Roman copper or Sasanian drachms or Byzantine AE of common types. When they have Byzantine coins, they often have many AE (unlike some of the major firms who emphasize only gold).
Note:  Numbers for Elsen may count page plates (ppl), as opposed to counting coins.
If only page plates are counted below, assume the catalog has an even representation of Greek and Roman coins, with many third and fourth century coins, and up to 4 ppl of Byzantine coins, but that I noted no special emphasis.
Overall, I would say collectors of Celtic and Gallic, 3rd and 4th century Roman imperial, and Byzantine coins would find numerous relevant coins in most issues, but relatively few of of the coins will be extremely special.

48  (1997, Feb. 22)  4 1/2 ppl of Byzantine including AE
50  25 ppl of ancients among 60 ppl.
51  22 ppl of ancients among 41 ppl.
53  (1998, March 14) "Collection G. W. de Wit: Les deux Rome de Diocletian to the fall of Constantinople."  MLV. MQP. 1209 ancient coins among 2046. 562 Diocletian through Byzantine, mostly AE, on 16 ppl, plus another 21 ppl with 84 G, 125 RR, 184 RI before Diocletian, plus another 254 Diocletian-Byzantine.
    Late Roman AE and Byzantine AE (among 800)
54  25 ppl of ancients among 94 ppl.
55  33 ppl of ancients, including 6 ppl of Byz, among 75 ppl.  
56  17 ppl of ancients, including 2 ppl of Celtic, among 80 ppl.
58  (1999, June 12) 55 ppl of ancients among 75, including 20 ppl of a Byzantine collection with much AE,  including some of the Cherson mint, 47 DA coins, 3 ppl of Gaul, 4 ppl of Republican AE and Roman gold throughout.
    Byzantine (639)
59  25 among many. 3 Black Sea
60  (1999, Dec. 11-12) 31 ppl of ancients among many. Page plates: 2 Celtic. 10 G, 1 Black Sea, 1 G-Oriental, 1 RR, 8 RI, 1.5 RP, 3.5 Byz, 0.5 Turkoman
62  (2000, June 24)  24 ppl of ancients among many. Parge plates: 1.5 Spanish, 0.5 Celtic, 8 G, 3 Black Sea, 2 Sas, 0 RR, 8 RI
    Black Sea (3 ppl)
63  (2000, Sept. 16) 43 ppl of ancients + 4 ppl of Arabic among 77. Page plates: 1.5 Celtic, 20 G, 2 RR, 13 RI, 3 Byz gold, 1 Parthian, 1 Sas, 1 G-Oriental
66  ((2001, June 16-17) 24 ppl of ancients among 75 ppl. Page plates: 5 Celtic, 7 G, 0 RR, 6 RI, 3 Roman gold, 2 Byz gold, 1.5 DA.
    Celtic (5 ppl)
69  (2002, March 16) 30 ppl of ancients plus 9 ppl of Arabic among 82 ppl. Page plates:  2.5 Celtic, 10 G, 3 RR, 7 RI (including 2 late Roman gold), 3 Byz, 5 Sas, 1 DA, 9 Arabic
    Sasanian (5 ppl)
74   (6 June 2003)  Collection of Sasanian and Islamic, plus many Greek fractions. 1031 ancient coins on 36 ppl, including 2 page plates of Parthian (45) and 6 page plates of Sasanian, including obols (173)  
    Greek fractions (c. 100),
2 page plates of Parthian (45) and 6 page plates of Sasanian, including obols (173) 
77  (2003, Dec. 13) 22 ppl of ancient among many ppl. Page plates: 1 Celtic, 4 G, 1 Ss, 1.5 RR, 11 RI, 1 RP, 2 Byz
79  (2004, April 3) does not have ancients
80  (2004, June 12) 28 ppl of ancients among many, + 10 Visigothic coins + 20 Carolingian coins.
81  (2004, Sept. 11) 23
ppl of ancients among many.
82  (2004, Dec. 11) 28
ppl of ancients among many, +20 Arab-Byz coins + 3 ppl Arabic.
83  (2005, March 12) 30
ppl of ancients among many, including 7 ppl of Byz.
84  (2005, June 18) 28
ppl of ancients among many.
**** acsearch and CoinArchive begin with auction 85
85  (2005, Sept. 10)  19 ppl of ancients among many ppl. Page plates: 1 Celtic, 2 G, 1 RR, 10 RI, 1 RP, 3 Byz, 1 DA
86  (2005, Dec. 10) 27 ppl of ancients among many, including 8 ppl of Byz.
87  (2006, March 11)  26 ppl of ancients among many, inclduing 3 ppl of Celtic and 8 Aksumite coins.
88  (2006, June 10)  21 ppl of ancients among many.
89  (2006, Sept. 9)  528 ancients among 1863 on 21 ppl among 59.
90  (2006, Dec. 9)  504 ancients among 2206 on 18 ppl among 115. Including 73 Byzantine of which 51 are Paleologan
    Paleologan (51)
91  (2007, March 24)  481 ancients among 2379 on 20 ppl among 138.  Including 85 Byz mostly AE.
92  (2007, June 9)  550 ancients among 1468 on 17 ppl among 55.
93  (2007, Sept. 15)  994 ancients among 2717 on 47 ppl + 1 color ppl among 114 + 2 color ppl. Includes 67 Parthian.

94  (2007, Dec. 15) "Collection G. Hiller of fractional coinage" MV, M-HVP. 924 ancients among 2326 on 35 ppl among 107. 36 Celtic, 441 Greek silver fractions, all illustrated life sized and also x2 on 18 ppl, 215 G (including 10 Persis, 7 Parthian, and 12 Sas), 0 RR, 91 RI, 115 RP including 79 of Roman Syria ("Collection E. S."), 25 Byz
     
Greek silver fractions (441), Roman provincial of Syria (79)
95  (2008, March 15)  548 ancients among 1778 on 21 ppl among 59.  

113 (2012, June 16) 773 ancients plus 60 artifacts among 1863. 40 Celtic, 161 G, 29 RR, 205 RI including 119 of a "Collection of Gallic-Roman" (mostly Postumus, with rare types), 86 RP, 41 Roman Alexandria Egypt, 148 Byz including 13 major seals, 51 DA and early medieval
    Gallo Roman with Postumus (119), large Byzantine seals (13)

First Auctions JMPG, Geneva
1 (2012, Dec. 1) "the Istros Collection" MV. HQP with most coins in color both natural size and enlarged. in155 Celtic, 42 Dacian (Celtic) imitations of Roman Republican coins, 20 Celtic ring money and pre-monetary types, 30 pre-monetary arrowheads, 567 Istros (including 137+ 73  silver, 143 + 12 city AE, 195 + 7 RP) 7 G, 26 Kallatis (inclusing 8 dolphins), 106 G, 19 RR, 121 RI
    Istros (567, including 137+ 73  silver, 143 + 12 city AE, 195 + 7 RP)



Freeman and Sear (Los Angeles, California. All MV. MQP)   [See also Gemini and Manhattan]  PRs back to 11 are on-line at their site in pdf format.
1  (3/95)  900 ancients. 274 G, 508 R, 21 Byz.  On 40 ppl plus 2 ppl of enlargements.
2  (1/96)  723 ancients. 447 G, 258 R, 4 Byz.  28 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements.
3  (10/96)  854 ancients. 304 G, 403 R, 106 ERP, 23 Byz.  36 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements.
4  (1/98)  532 ancients. 225 G, 251 R, 36 Byz AE.  23 ppl + 2 ppl of enlargements + 5 ppl of antiquities.
5  (5/99)  571 ancients among 630.  320 G, 220 R, 31 Byz. 23 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements.
6  (10/00)  663 ancients among 701.  181 Byz AE, 182 G, 72 architectural RP, 210 R, 18 Byz AV.
    Byzantine AE (181), architectural Roman Provincial (72)
7  (2/02)  651 ancients among 760.  242 G, 47 RP, 330 R, 29 Byz, 4 Arab Turkoman.  ppl interleaved. 
8  (2/03)  554 ancients among 657 lots on 41 ppl. inteleaved among 45 + 8 ppl of enlargements.  317 G, 34 RP, 62 RR, 96 RI, 41 Byz, 5 Arab figural.
9  (7/03)  "Featuring the Rey Gomez Collection of Roman Bronze coins" 732 ancients plus some multiple-coin lots on 28 ppl. plus 4 ppl of enlargements.  198 G, 30 RP,  99 RI middle bronze, 164 RR, 197 RI, 35 Byz.
    RI middle bronze (99)
10  (2/04)  527 ancients among 547 on 18 ppl among 20, + 3 E.  277 G, 22 RP, 95 RR, 102 RI, 30 Byz
11  (23 Nov. 2004) MV. HQP. 479 ancients among 490, illustrated throughout, some with enlargements, plus 8 ppl of color enlargements. 2 Celtic, 218 G, 19 RP, 44 RR, 179 RI (including 35 argentei), 16 Byz
    late Roman silver argentei (35)

12  (2005, Oct. 28)  MV. HQP. 656 ancients among 684.  B&W photos thoughout with some enlargements, plus 7 ppl of color enlargements. 12 Celtic, 240 G, 13 RP, 257 RR, 118 RI (including 38 argentei of the tetrarchy), 11 Byz
    Roman Republican (257), argentei of the tetrarchy (38)
**** on acsearch and CoinArchives begining with auction 13
13 (2006, Aug. 25) MV. HQP. 814 ancients among 826. B&W photos throughout, some enlargements, plus 8 ppl of color enlargements. Crete 41, 21 Celtic, 296 G, 24 RP, 62 RR, 250 RI, 118 Byz
    Crete (41)
14  (2007, June 21)  MV, HQP.  539 ancients among 560. B&W photos throughout, a few with enlargements, plus 8 ppl of color enlargements. 92 Celtic, 204 G, 29 RP, 61 RR (including 11 AE), 144 RI.
    Celtic (92)    
15  (2008, June 27) 462 ancients among 517 plus 142 unpictured large lots. B&W photos throughout, a few with enlargements (no color). 242 G, 52 RR, 147 RI, 21 Byz.
16
  (2009, June 5) MV. MQP. 469 ancients, plus some unpictured large lots, in B&W thoughout with many enlargements plus 6 color ppl E. 257 G, 12 India, 27 RR, 142 RI including 47 argentei, 25 Byz.
    late Roman silver argentei (47)  
17  (2009, Dec. 15) MV. MQP. 736 ancients. B&W photos throughout, some enlargements, plus 4 color E. 15 G, 32 Parthian, 5 sub-Parthian, 16 central Asian, 104 RR, 440 RI, 120 Byzantine AE from the "Christov family collection" (very nice, but not outstanding) [see Goldberg, 2009, May 26 for rare Byzantine from this collection]
    Byzantine AE (120)

(Freeman and Sear's NYI sales are called "Manhattan" sales)
Manhattan Sale 1
(2010, Jan 5) 477 ancients all in color, most enlarged in color. HV. HQP. 127 G, 48 RR, 282 RI, 14 Byz, 6 DA
Manhattan Sale 2 (2011, Jan. 4) 409 ancients among 418. HV. HQP. 209 G including 78 VHV, VHQP G from the Peter Guber collection, 23 RR, 89 RI, 63 Byz, 26 DA.
Manhattan Sale 3 (2012, Jan. 3) 236 ancients, all in color and almost all enlarged in color. HV. HQP. 52 Celtic, 69 G, 18 Punic, 8 RR, 62 RI including 22 argentii and 9 later Roman silver, 10 Byz, 1 Arabic
     Celtic (52), Roman argentii of the tetrarchy (22)
Manhattan Sale 4 (2013, Jan. 8) 207 ancients among 209. 14 Celtic, 59 G, 43 RR, 85 RI, 2 Byz, 3 DA


Galerie de Monnaies of Geneva (New York)
1976, June 25-26.  MV. MQP. 175 ancients among 836. B&W throughout.  5 Celtic, 64 G, 39 RR, 67 RI.
1978, June 9.  "C.O.I.N. sale, Los Angeles" MV. MQP. 809 ancients. 313 G, 414 R, 73 Byz.


La Galerie Numismatique. Bogdan Stambuliu. Geneve.  Large format, 11 3/4"by 8 1/2", all in color.
I  (2003, 22-24 Nov.) MV. MQP. 468 ancients among 1191, illustrated in color throughout some with enlargements (the pictures are okay, but not great), plus 299 lots of medieval and modern Romania. 32 Celtic, 130 G, 33 RR, 144 RI, 106 Byz.
    Medieval and modern Romania (368)
IV (2004, 28 Nov.)  MV. MQP. 823 lots of73ncients amsome ong 1379, illustrated throughout in color with many enlargements. A big catalog. 39 Celtic, 164 Greek, 240 RP of Callatis, Istros, and Tomis, 42 RR, 285 RI (with RP throughout), 42 Byz, and some large lots.
        240 RP of Callatis, Istros, and Tomis

Gemini (The first few are joint offerings of Freeman & Sear and Harlan J. Berk during the New York International show). Many coins are discussed at length, making these a pleasure to read.
****
I  (2005, Jan. 11-12)  HV. HQP. 530 ancients among 618. B&W throughout, some with enlargements of one side, plus 6 ppl of color enlargements. 10 Celtic, 260 G, 47 RR, 1 Marc Antony forger's die, 1 military diploma, 199 RI (including 21 late Roman argentei), 28 Byz, 1 DA.
    late Roman argentei (21)
II  (2006, Jan 10) HV. HQP. 569 ancients among 608, all in color, many with enlargements of at least one side, plus 2 ppl of color enlargements. 4 Celtic, 169 G, 27 India gold, 101 RR, 227 RI (including 14 of Hadrian's travels and 13 cistophori of Hadrian), 15 Byz, 15 DA, 6 Anglo-Saxon, 6 Arabic.
III (2007, Jan. 9)  HV. HQP. 564 ancients among 600, plus some large lots. All in color with some color enlargements. 24 Celtic, 251 G, 46 RR, 170 RI (including 29 late Roman silver and 13 cistophori of Hadrian), 72 Byz (including 33 silver)
     late Roman silver (29), Byzantine silver (33)
IV  (2008, Jan. 8)  HV. HQP. 550 ancients among 591. 11 Celtic, 265 G, 6 RR AE, 29 RR, 35 Brockages (plus 37 unpictured large lots of brockages), 144 RI (including 31 lots of Gordian III ex George His collection), 2 Visigothic, 23 Byz.
    Gordian III (23)
V  (2009, Jan 6)  HV. HQP. 883 ancient lots, grouped by consigner. 210+96+258+85 = 649 G, 44+21 = 63 RR, 58+58 = 116 RI, 10 India,  10 tessera and lead, 18 contorniates, 14 Byz.
    controniates (18)
VI (2010, Jan 10) (Berk, Kreindler, and Amphora) HV. HQP. 880 ancients among 959. 288 G, 105 Jewish and related, 27 RR, 168 RI, 18 Byz, 2 DA, 209 PR (high quality) [some grouped by consignor]
    Roman provincial (209)
VII (2011, Jan. 9) (Berk, Kreindler, and Amphora) HV. HQP. 1074 ancients plus unpictured large lots. 652 G, 56 Jewish related,  17 RR, 125 RI, 29 Holy Land city coins "Patric Tan collection", 19 DA, 165 Byz including many rarer AE
    Byzantine AE (among 165)
VIII (2011, April 14, during the 2011 CICF) [Berk and Heritage]  HV. VHQP. In color throughout and most with color enlargements. 133 G including 13 of Elis = Olympia, 9 India gold, 117 RR, 248 RI including 37 aureii and 21 tetrarchal and Constantinian gold and 54 later Roman gold, 22 Byz, 4 DA gold. The cover coin, an Athenian decadrachm, was withdrawn after being exposed as a deceptive fake.
    Elis = Olympia (13), Roman aureii (37), tetrarchal and Constantinian gold (21), late Roman gold (54)
IX (2012, Jan 8) HV. HQP. 767 lots of ancients including 182 from the Phil Davis collection of Dacian and other imitations of Roman Republican denarii. 236 G, 14 RR, 21 RI before Vespasian, 207 Flavian (Vespasian-Domitian, with emphasis on Jewish-related), 49 RI post Flavian, 24 Byz, 31 English hammered.
    Flavian (Vespasian-Domitian) (207), Roman Republican denarius imitations (182 lots)
X (2013, Jan. 13) [Berk and Kreindler] 798 ancients and 33 group lots.
    Flavians (Vespasian - Domitian) (149)
XI (2014, Jan. 12) 594 ancients among 661. 311 G, 25 Indian gold, 48 RR, 191 RI including 30 Magnentius and Decentius, 20 Byz.


Giessner Münzhandlung (see "Gorny")

Gitta Kastner (see Lanz)

Glendining & Co.
1975, Oct. 8.  "The collection of the late Dr. H. F. Harwood, Part 1, Republican denarii."  353 Roman Republican silver with the best 202 on 9 B&W ppl, with photographs too dark which could have been much better.
    Roman Republican (202)
1984, Nov. 21. "The G.R. "Bob" Arnold Collection of silver coins of the Severan dynasty" 322 lots, many with multiple coins, on 13 ppl plus 3 of enlargements, of a major collection of Severan silver coins, including the major rarities.
    Severan (Septimius Severus through Severus Alexander) (322)


Goldberg, Ira and Larry (Beverly Hills, CA)
2008, May 26 "The Millennia Collection, catalogue one"  VHV. VHQP.  173 ancients and 100 British hammered of the very highest quality, presented in color in the most beautiful manner with superb photography and wonderful enlargements.  This is certainly one of the most beautiful catalogs of all time. The collection was assembled by the Goldbergs from highest-quality Greek, Roman, and British coins. Includes a Brutus portrait aureus, a Severus Alexander coliseum aureus, many other major rarities in the highest condition, with PRs up to $800,000!  (The Millennia collection was in three parts, with the second volume "European Coinage" and the third "The New World".) 
    highest quality and value ancient coins
2009, May 26 "Pre Long Beach sale" HV. HQP. 875 ancients among 2257, all in color, a few enlarged, plus 1 color E. 188 G, 84 Jewish and related, 96 RI, some of the highest quality, including the largest silver Roman medallion, 66 mm in diameter of Valentinian, 484 rare Byzantine "The Christov family collection").  [See F&S 17 for nice, but not outstanding, copper from this collection.]
    Byzantine (484 rare, mostly gold but including some very rare AE and AR)
2009, Oct. 28-29. HV. HQP.  638 ancients among 1709 lots which include 63 antiquities, all in color and some enlaged in color. 107 HV Greek, 17 RR, 95 RI, 377 rare Byz, mostly AE, 4 Trebizond (numerous large lots of Roman and Byzantine).
    Byzantine AE (and AR) (377)
2012, May 29-30. (sale 69) HV. 675 ancients among many more. 215 G, 253 RR (some not pictured), 154 RI, 9 DA gold, 27 Byz gold
2012, Sept. 4-5 (sale 70) 468 ancients among 1578. 15 Celtic, 148 G, 46 RR, 241 RI, 16 Byz gold
2013, Feb. 5 (sale 71) VHV. VHQP. 267 highest quality ancients with superb presentation, often 2 pages per coin. 114 G, 9 RR, 114 RI, 28 Byz gold, 2 DA.




Gorny (now "Gorny and Mosch", formerly "Giessner Münzhandlung Dieter Gorny GmbH, München") In German.
MV and MQP unless listed otherwise. The photographs are excellent and within the text. Usually there are some enlargements, often raising them close to HQP. These are on the upper end on MQP. Although there are many moderate value coins, there are also many high-value coins.
    Roman provincial is regularly separated out beginning with issue 76. Recent Gorny catalogs have more nice Roman provincial than catalogs of most firms. In his "High Value" catalogs his groups of Roman Provincial are outstanding. In his "Ancient Coins and Lots" catalogs, many will be top end examples from groups fresh to the market.  I have not bothered to separately note those with outstanding selections of Roman Provincial coins -- assume they are if they have many pieces.
    Some issues have no ancients. Issues without ancients include: 1, 3-9, 11, 14, 18, 27, 34, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 54, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75 (literature), 77, 80, 83, 85, 86, 88, 91, 93 (antiquities), 94, 98 (antiquities), 99, 103, 105 (antiquities), 106, 109, 110, 111 (antiquities), 112, 116, 119 (antiquities), 120, 123 because (I think) they do not have ancients.  [See catalog 36 for a list of what is in the earlier catalogs. See gmcoinart.com for contents and PRs of recent catalogs.] [Note:  The early issues illustrate most lots, but many lots are not illustrated. In the early catalogs a smaller fraction are illustrated than the "typical" catalog and they are not nearly as thick as you might expect from the large number of lots they have.]
10  (3/77)  115 ancients among 1596.  25 G, 90 R. [It seems the early Gorny have a high proportional on non-ancient coins. They take up a lot of shelf space per ancient. I don't know the others before #26.]
15  (1979, Dec. 17-18) 418 ancients plus 30 Arabic among 2530 lots. (Almost all the ancients are photographed, many of the "world" coins are not).  102 G, 40 RR, 246 RI, 24 Byz, 2 Crusader AV.
17  (1980, Nov. 4-5) 509 ancients plus 3 Arabic among 1982 lots (Many of the "world" coins are not photographed). 3 Celtic, 118 G (almost all photographed), 35 RR (plus large lots), 277 RI (half not photograhed), 19 Byz, 6 Sas, 1 Crusader AV.
20  (1981, Dec. 1-2)  239 ancients among 1975 lots. 10 Celtic, 79 G, 10 Parthian, ^ Saas, 3^ RR, 58 RI, 8 Byz, 32 large lots.
26  (9/83)  443 ancients among 1932.  125 G, 253 R, 50 Byz.
28  (2/84)  562 ancients among 3729.  211 G, 333 R, 6 Visigothic, 2 Byz.
29  (6/84)  759 ancients among 3200.  271 G, 443 R, 26 Byz, 18 Arabic.
30  (11/84)  991 ancients among 3282.  322 G, 282 R, 53 Byz, 3 DA, 8 Turkoman, 318 Becker forgeries.
    Becker forgeries (fakes) (318)
31  (4/85)  501 ancients among 2630.  239 G, 173 R, 6 DA, 27 Byz, 19 Arabic, 8 Roman sestertii fakes
32  (11/85)  374 ancients among 2350.  146 G, 185 R, 9 Byz, 14 Arabic.
*******  Above here many coins are illustrated, but certainly far from all. After here, the "typical" high percentage are illustrated.
Gorny
33  (6/86)  732 ancients + 10 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 278 G, 315 R, 97 Byz, 21 Arab.
36  (4/87)  688 ancients + 4 color ppl + 13 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  344 G, 318 R, 21 Byz, 5 Turkoman
38  (11/87)  563 ancients + 3 E.  318 G, 191 R, 16 Byz, 25 Turkoman.
40  (4/88)  638 ancients + 1 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  352 G, 219 R, 52 Byz, 8 Visigothic, 6 Turkoman
42  (10/88)  953 ancients among 982 + a few enlargements throught. 474 G, 17 Persis, 383 R, 80 Byz.
44  (5/89)  1081 ancients + 3 color ppl of enlargements. 520 G, 472 R, 85 Byz.
46  (10/89)  855 ancients + 1 color E.  447 G, 312 R, 78 Byz, 18 Arabic.
48  (4/90)  1106 ancients + 4 color E. 655 G, 369 R, 52 Byz, 30 Arabic.
50  (9/90)  844 ancients + 2 E + 2 color E.  473 G, 285 R, 75 Byz.
52  (11/90)  739 ancients + 2 E. 412 G, 275 R, 52 Byz.
55  (5/91)  922 ancients + 4 E.  402 G, 458 R, 62 Byz.
56  (10/91)  699 ancients + 4 E. 366 G, 291 R, 42 Byz.
58  (4/92)  1069 ancients + 3 E.  525 G, 486 R, 59 Byz.
60  (10/92)  701 ancients + 2 E.  315 G, 309 R, 77 Byz.
62  (4/93)  734 ancients + 2 E.  265 G, 570 R, 97 Byz.
64  (10/93)  932 + 2 E.  265 G, 570 R, 97 Byz.
67  (5/94)  HQP. 965 ancients. Some enlargements throughout + 1 E + 6 color E. 384 G, 525 R, 46 Byz.
69  (11/94)  761 ancients + 3 E. Occasional enlargements throughout. 495 G, 220 R, 46 Byz.
71  (5/95)  979 ancients + 3 E + occasional enlargements throughout + 5 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.
    495 G, 408 R, 58 Byz, 8 DA, 4 Arab-Sasanian
73  (10/95)  582 ancients + 3 E + some enlargements througout + 6 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.
    272 G, 244 R, 30 Byz, 36 Arabic.
[Note: Prior to this, Roman provincial was intergrated in. After this, Roman Provincial has its own section.
Gorny
76  (4/96)  660 ancients + 5 E + occasional enlargements throughout. 291 G, 42 RP, 283 R, 44 Byz.
78  (6/96)  708 ancients + 9 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 325 G, 76 RP, 260 R, 47 Byz.
79  (10/96)  810 ancients + 1 E + 15 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  347 G, 127 RP, 268 G, 65 Byz.
    Roman provincial (127)
81  (3/97)  1004 + 1 E + 10 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  458 G, 131 RP, 320 R, 78 Byz, 8 DA, 5 Turkoman
82  (4/97)  426 ancients. Occasional enlargements throuhout + 3 E.  173 G, 51 RP, 152 R, 47 Byz, 3 DA.
84  (10/97)  1230 ancients + 3 E + 21 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 474 G, 110 RP, 552 R, 73 Byz, 6 Byz weights
87  (3/98)  863 ancients + 2 E + 18 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 326 G, 97 RP, 364 R, 63 Byz, 6 DA.
89  (5/98)  HV. MQP. 577 ancients. Some enlargements throughout + 3 E.  306 G, 43 RP, 186 R, 36 Byz, 4 DA, 8 Paduans
90  (10/98)  1424 ancients + 3 E. 548 G, 164 RP, 619 R, 73 Byz, 10 Byz lead seals, 4 DA.
    Roman provincial (164)
92  (11/98)  704 ancients among 2700 (+ 9 ppl of partially illustrated large lots). 311 G, 37 Parthian, 22 Sasanian, 59 RP, 231 R, 22 Byz, 4 fake sestertii.
95  (3/99)  1076 ancients + 16 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  475 G, 154 RP, 391 R, 31 Byz, 10 Byz lead seals.
96  (6/99)  720 ancients. Some enlargements throughout. 308 G, 82 RP, 271 R.
97  (10/99)  1300 ancients + 33 lead seals and weights + 207 partially illustrated large lots.
    660 G, 165 RP, 421 R, 55 Byz, 33 lead seals and weights
    lead seals and weights (33)
100  (11/99)  "Katalog I, Sammlung Amadeus"  MV. HQP. 659 ancients. + some enlargements throughout + 4 color ppl of enlargements.  259 G, 378 R, 14 Byz, 5 tessera
100  (11/99)  "Katalog II"  VHV. HQP. 100 ancients among 200. Most also enlarged.  63 G,  3 RP, 27 R, 5 Byz.
Gorny
101  (3/00)  1184 ancients + 4 E + 16 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 522 G, 562 R, 80 Byz, 6 DA.
    Kings of the Bosporus in AE (25 high grade)
102  (5/00)  HV. HQP. 664 ancients + 7 color ppl + many enlargements throughout. 371 G, 20 RP, 220 R, 41 Byz, 8 DA.
104  (10/00)  1510 ancients + 20 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 547 G, 237 RP, 574 R, 136 Byz, 6 Byz lead seals
    Roman provincial (237)
**** acsearch and CoinArchives begin with 107
107  (4/01)  HV. HQP.  693 ancients + 5 color E + many enlargements throughout.  296 G, 33 RP, 323 R, 41 Byz.
108  (4/02)  1183 ancients + 22 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  410 G, 146 RP, 577 R, 31 Byz, 11 Byz lead seals, 5 DA.
112  (17 Oct 2001)  HV.  HQP.  455 ancients + 6 color E + many enlargements throughout. 182 G, 48 RP, 188 R, 37 Byz.
113  (18 Oct 2001)  1203 ancients + 13 ppl of partially illustrated large lots. 353 G, 175 RP (mostly European), 549 R, 89 Byz, 6 lead seals, 6 DA, 18 Turkoman
114  (4 March 2002)  HV. HQP.  462 ancients + 6 color E + many enlargements throughout. 151 G, 34 RP, 258 R, 11 Byz.
115  (5 March 2002)  922 ancients + 15 ppl of partially illustrated large lots.  247 G, 172 RP, 441 R, 55 Byz.
117  (14 Oct. 2002)  "High Value Ancient Coins"  HV. HQP. 778 ancients, illustrated throughout with many B&W enlargements plus 6 color ppl of enlargements.  27 Celtic, 325 G, 61 RP, 27 RR, 289 RI, 44 Byz, 2 DA 
118  (14-15 Oct. 2002)  "Ancient Coins and Lots"  MV. MQP. 1620 ancients plus 61 partially illustrated large lots. 40 Celtic, 9 R imit., 535 G, 270 RP, 104 RR, 503 RI, 134 Byz, 4 DA, 6 Arabic. 
121  (10 March 2003) "High Value Ancient Coins"  HV. MQP. 546 ancients, illustrated throughout, many with B&W enlargements, plus 3 color ppl of enlargements.  13 Celtic, 280 G, 50 RP, 34 RR, 158 RI, 8 Byz, 2 DA
122  (10-11 Mar. 2003)  "Ancient Coins and Lots"  1430 ancients plus 137 partially illustrated large lots. 44 Celtic, 1 R imit., 589 G, 260 RP, 60 RR, 361 RI, 85 Byz (incl. 5 seals), 5 DA, 3 Arabic, 8 tessera
125  (13 Oct. 2003)  "High Value Ancient Coins"  HV. HQP. 633 ancients, illustrated throughout, many with B&W enlargements, plus 8 color ppl of enlargements. 18 Celtic, 267 G, 44 RP, 42 RR, 241 RI, 20 Byz, 1 DA
126  (13-14 Oct. 2003)  "Ancient Coins and Lots"  MV. MQP. 2027 ancients plus 244 partially illustrated large lots. 87 Celtic, 514 G, 515 RP, 66 RR, 718 RI, 107 Byz, 3 DA, 3 Arabic, 5 tessera. 
    Roman provincial (515)
Gorny
129  (8 March 2004)  "High Value Ancient Coins"  HV. HQP. 375 ancients, half with B&W enlargements, plus 3 color ppl of enlargements.  13 Celtic, 210 G, 35 RP, 111 RI, 7 Byz
130 (8-9 March 2004)  "Ancient Coins and Lots"  MV. MQP. 1491 ancients plus 186 patially illustrated large lots. 18 Celtic. 2 R Imitations, 293 G, 32 Elymais, 166 Parthian, 158 Sasanian, 48 Baktria, 51 central Asia, 165 RP, 34 RR, 433 RI, 61 Byz, 5 DA, 10 Arabic, 7 sestertius fakes
    Parthian (166), Sasanian (158)
133 (11 Oct. 2004)  "High Value Ancient Coins"  HV. HQP. 592 ancients, many with B&W enlargements, plus 8 color ppl of enlargements. 11 Celtic, 293 G, 33 RP, 58 RR, 171 RI, 23 Byz, 2 DA, 1 spintria
134  (11-12 Oct. 2004)  "Ancient Coins and Lots"  MV. MQP. 2366 ancients, plus 228 partially illustrated large lots. 53 Celtic, 707 G, 570 RP, 212 RR, 648 RI, 147 Byz, 7 DA, 2 Arabic, 11 sestertius fakes
     Roman Provincial (570)   
138  (2005, March 7-8) "High Value ancient coins and lots"1992 ancients plus 150 partially illustrated large lots, in two parts. 191 "High value" and 1701 other ancients. Part I: 2 Celtic, 170 Greek, 10 RP, 15 RR, 88 RI, 5 Byz. Part II: 33 Celtic, 490 Greek, 12 Persis, 4 Elymais, 10 Parthian, 28 Sas, 20 Baktria, 15 Sas-related, 117 RP, 105 Kings of the Bosporus (mostly AV and EL staters),  99 RR, 664 RI, 129 Byz including AE, 3 Byz seals, 3 DA, 3 Arab, 11 Arab-Sas, 8 tessera.
    Kings of the Bosporus (105)
141  (2005, Oct. 10) "High Value" HV. HQP. 405 ancients, all in color with many one-sided enlargements. 25 Celtic, 172 G, 21 RP, 154 RI, 33 Byz gold, 1 DA.
142  (2005, 10-11 Oct.)  MV. MQP. 2378 ancients plus 210 partially illustrated large lots, among 2588 lots, all in B&W. 78 Celtic, 3 R imitations, 709 G, 301 RP, 5 Roman Egypt, 73 RR, 939 RI (including many sestertii), 224 Byz, 25 Byz seals, 3 DA, 11 Byz glass weights. 
    Roman provincial (301)
146 (2006, 6 March) HV. HQP. "High Value" 563 ancients, all in color, some one-sided enlargements. 22 Celtic, 283 G, 14 RP, 48 Kings of the Bosporus AV and electrum, 148 RI, 20 Byz, 2 DA
   Kings of the Bosporus AV and electrum (48)
147  (2006, 6-7 March) 1516 ancients plus 172 partially illustrated large lots. B&W. 66 Celtic, 418 G, 88 Pantikapaion, 140 RP, 175 Kings of the Bosporus AV and electrum, 56 RR, 457 RI, 77 Byz, 19 Byz seals, 7 Byz glass weights,  3 DA.
    Kings of the Bosporus AV and electrum (175)Pantikapaion (88) 
151  (2006, Oct. 9) "High Value" HV. HQP.  546 ancients, all in color, many enlarged on on side throughout.  46 Celtic, 214 Greek, 62 RP including 36 AV and EL Kings of the Bosporus, 49 RR, 131 RI, 45 Byz.
    Kings of the Bosporus in AV and Electrum (36)
**** The non "High Value" issues from here on out all have many excellent Roman provincial coins, mostly European, but others too. The offerings do not seem to be collections, rather exceptionally nice coins selected from the very large number of provincial coins coming on the market. ****
152
 (2006, Oct. 9-10)  MV. MQP. 1736 ancients in B&W and 204 large lots. 72 Celtic, 4 imitations, 419 G, 54 Oriental Greek, 32 Baktria, 22 Indo-Greek, 10 Aksumite gold, 243 RP, 95  RR, 568 RI, 3 coins of the mines, 147 Byz.
    Roman provincial (243)
Gorny
155  (2007, March 5)  "High Value"  HV. HQP.  416 ancients, all in color, many with at least one side enlarged. 6 Celtic, 184 G, 55 RP (including 18 Kingdom of the Bosporus in EL and AV), 28 RR, 105 RI, 35 Byz, 2 DA, 1 die of Augustus.
156  (2007, March 6)  MV. MQP. 1568 ancients plus 155 large lots, all in B&W.  43 Celtic, 606 G (including 73 Alexander the Great and 13 Mytilene EL), 15 Aksum AV, 187 RP, 31 Kingdom of the Bosporus,  85 RR, 451 RI, 125 Byz (including AE), 41 seals, 4 DA, 6 weights
    Alexander the Great tetradrachms (73)

     [Recent Gorny PR's can be obtained at their website: gmcoinart.com ]

159 (2007, Oct. 8) HV. 533 ancients. 8 Celtic, 169 G, 33 RP, 43 RR, 146 RI, 33 Byz, 1 DA
160
(2007, Oct. 8-9) 1853 ancients plus 231 large lots. 33 Celtic, 7 imitations, 20 Panticipaion, 152 Macedonian kings, 25 Persis, 11 Aksumite gold, 229 other Greek, 281 RP (mainly European), 105 RR, 451 RI, 216 Byz (mostly gold), 23 Byz seals.
    Roman provincial (281)
164 (2008, March 17) HV. 495 ancients. 289 G, 18 RP, 47 RR, 112 RI, 26 Byz, 3 DA.
165 (2008, March 17-18) 1459 ancients plus 222 large lots. 33 Celtic, 2 imitations, 406 G, 170 RP, 132 RR, 613 RI, 89 Byz (some AE), 7 Byz seals, 4 DA
169 (2008 Oct. 18) HV. 834 ancients including a collection of 332 from Caria (including Rhodes). 177 G, 15 RP, 44 RR aes grave, 19 RR, 173 RI, 18 Byz, 55 weights (large ones), 332 Caria
    Caria including Rhodes and 27 AE didrachms (332), aes grave (44), weights (55)
170 (2008, Oct. 13-14) 2124 ancients plus 158 large lots. 47 Celtic, 587 G, 203 RP, 67 RR, 1120 RI, 127 Byz, 15 Byz seals, 10 DA, 8 Paduan fakes
175 (2009, March 9) HV. 173 ancients. 173 G, 11 RP, 26 RR, 91 RI, 15 Byz, 1 DA, 4 spintriae, 29 weights.
176 (2009, March 9-10) 1853 ancients plus 326 large lots. 38 Celtic, 407 G, 20 Aksumite gold, 279 RP including 16 didrachms of Rhodes, 277 RR, 612 RI, 160 Byz (some AE), 24 Byz seals, 4 DA
    Roman provincial (279)
180 (2009, Oct. 12) HV. 518 ancients. 7 Celtic, 257 G, 24 RP, 50 RR, 137 RI, 37 Byz, 4 Byz seals, 1 DA, 1 contorniate
181 (2009, Oct. 12-13) 1840 ancients plus 155 large lots. 37 Celtic, 9 imitations, 586 G, 278 RP, 122 RR, 557 RI, 226 Byz (including many AE), 19 Byz seals, 7 DA, 4 weights
    Roman provincial (278)
185 (2010, March 8) HV. 329 ancients. 4 Celtic, 207 G (including 11 Alexander III staters), 13 RP, 6 RR, 84 RI, 15 Byz, 1 Contorniate
186 (2010 March 8-9) 1618 ancients plus 117 large lots. 23 Celtic, 4 imitations, 483 G, 235 RP, 98 RR, 568 RI, 188 Byz (few AE), 12 Byz seals, 3 DA.
    Roman provincial (235)
190 (2010, Oct 11) HV. HQP. Many enlargements. 606 ancients. 399 G including 33 Seleucid, 18 RP, 23 RR, 135 RI, 28 Byz, 2 DA
191 (2010, Oct. 11-12) 700 ancients among 1833. 695 G including c. 160 fractions, 197 RP, 26 RR, 512 RI, 172 Byz, 16 Byz seals, 4 DA, 20 slingstones
   Greek fractions (c. 160),  Roman provincial (197)
Stuttgarter Munzauktionen 1 (2010, Nov. 22-23) Joint with BW Bank (except for the cover color, this look just like a regular Gorny auction).
195
(2011, March 7) HV.
196 (2011, March 7-9)
199 (2011, Oct. 10)  HV
200 (2011, Oct. 10-12)
203 (2012, March 5) 640 ancients. HV
204 (2012, March 5-6) 1933 ancients plus 133 large lots.
207 (2012 Oct. 15) 956 ancients. HV
208 (2012, Oct. 16-17) 1652 ancients plus 121 Byz seals plus 152 large lots.
    Byz seals (121)
Gorny


Hauck und Aufhauser (see Bankhaus Aufhauser)

Harmer Rooke Numismatists
(New York)
1986, Dec. 12-13. "The Hoffer Brandenburg Sale"  over 2000 lots, very many not photographed, but including a collection of coins of Hadrian.  Of Hadrian, the photographed coins are 75 RI including many sestertii, 2 coins of the mines, a medallion and a contorniate, 4 Antinous, 10 cistophori, 22 Roman Egypt, 7 Sabina, and 5 Aelius, 4 RP. Many other lots are not photographed.  The catalog has a few other ancients, coins of Germany, and Shooting talers and medals, and some gold jewelry.  9 1/2" by 6 7/8", 155 pages.
    Hadrian  (131)

Helios
(München = Munich, Germany) The firm opened in 2008. Coins are very well-photographed in full color, without enlargements, illustrated throughout.  Descriptions are in German. Coins tend to be moderate value with numerous usual high-value exceptions. There are interesting collections offered, not just nice coins. Their Byzantine coins include excellent AE.
(2008, April 17-18)  671 ancients among 1037. 13 Celtic, 164 G, The Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199, including 33 RR and 167 RI),  21 RR, 231 RI, 33 Byz.
    Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199)
(2008, Nov. 25-26)  584 ancients among 967. 13 Celtic, 4 Roman imitations, 193 G, 15 RR, 282 RI (with a few RP), 46 Byz, 2 Byz seals, 7 DA, 13 Trebizond, 4 crusader, 7 Georgia
(2009, April 29-30) 782 ancients among 1113. 7 Celtic, 1 RR imit, 60 G, 10 RR, 204 RI, 17 Byz, 2 Gepids, and an amazing collection of 482 Roman and Roman provincials with river gods.
    An amazing collection of river gods on Roman and Roman provincial coins (482)
(2009, Oct. 14) MV. HQP. 761 ancients among 932. 63 G, 132 RR, 536 RI (with a few RP within), 23 Byz, 5 DA.
5
  (2010, June 25)  "Sammlung Dr. Peter Vogl [of Roman Provincial coins]" MV. HQP. 1174 ancients among 1298, all beautifully illustrated in color throughout with a few enlargements.  126 G, 75 RR, 271 RI, 52 Byz, 3 DA, 641 RP.
    Roman Provincial (641, all in beautiful color)
6  (2011, March 9-10) MV. HQP. 1165 ancients among 1289. 79 G, 33 RR, 141 RI including RP, 38 Byz. Then they starte again with more: 271 G, 126 RP, 63 RR, 314 RI, 92 Byz including AE, 5 Bulgaria,
7  (2011, Dec. 12-13) MV. HQP. 1087 ancients among 1343. (Unusually, coins a given series are not all grouped together. For example, Greek coins are found in two discontinuous places) Celtic 7+5, G 49+204, RR 17+58, G imitations 3, RR imitations 6, RI&RP 82, Byz 37+107+ 2 fourree, DA 1+5, RP 193 including 123 of Lower Moesia,  RI 296
    RP Lower Moesia (107)
8 (2012, Oct. 13) 616 ancients among 860. 47 + 175 G, 5 + 6 RR, 68 RI & RP, 22 Byz gold, 9 Celtic, 5 imitations, 69 RP, 139 RI, 55 Byz incl AE, 4 Gepids, 2 Bulgaria, 4 Crusader

**** CoinArchives has all Helios auctions. acserach has none. 



Heritage (Dallas, Texas)

2012, March 8-9 (sale 3003) "The Soshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins" (part I). VHV. HQP. 712 Jewish-related coins, including Persian period, Maccabees, Herodian, the Jewish war, the Bar Kochba war, and many city coins of the Holy land,  23 Roman imperial (Touted as the finest sale of Jewish coins ever, perhaps counting part II of Sept. 5)
    Jewish-related coins (712)
2012, April 25-28, 30 & May 1. 488 ancients (maybe 1/4 not pictured) 219 G, 4 India, 1 RP, 150 VHQ RR, 71 RI, 41 Byz gold
    Roman Republican (150)
2012, Sept. 5 (sale 3018) "The Soshana Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins" part II. VHV. HQP. 545 Jewish-related coins, including Persian period, the Jewish war, the Bar Kochba war, and many city coins of the Holy land  
    Jewish-related coins (545)
2012, Sept 7&11 (sale 3020) 497 ancients + some internet lots. 207 G, 11 India, 8 RP, 96 RR, 119 RI, 57 Byz gold,



Hess (Lucern) (Adolph Hess AG Luzern) 11 5/8" x 8 1/4". Early catalogs have photos darker than good modern photos. Usually many high value Greek coins and possibly moderate value ancients -- Greek or Roman.
246  (11/77)  HV. MQP. 108 ancients among 1200 on 3 ppl among 32. 99 Celtic and 9 DA.
    Celtic (99)
247  (6/78)  MV. MQP. 431 ancients on 19 ppl plus 1 E.. 216 G, 57 RR. 175 RI, 24 Byz.
249  (11/79)  MV, MQP.  466 ancients on 16 ppl. 252 G, 61 RR, 139 RI, 9 Byz.
251  (5/81)  MV. MQP. 289 ancients among 1512 on 12 ppl among 60. 144 G, 0 RR, 106 Roman, mostly RP of Egypt, 32 Byz, 2 DA, 4 Arabic figural
252  (5/82)  HV. MQP. 368 ancients among 1402 on 16 ppl among 64. 114 G, 78 RR, 154 RI, 21 Byz.
253  (3/83)  HV. MQP. 350 ancients among 986 on 18  ppl among 49.  296 G, , 19 RR, 3 RI, 31 RP, mostly Lower Moesia
254  (10/83)   HV. MQP. 259 ancients+ 242 Arabic among 1552 on 14 ppl. + 8 ppl among 49. 241 G, 10 late RI gold, 8 Byz gold.
    Arabic (242)
257  (11/86)  HV. MQP.  "Sammlung Dr. Peter Vogl [of Roman provincial coins]" 469 ancients on 20 ppl. 177 G, 230 Roman gold, 62 Byz gold.
    Roman gold (230)

Hess-Divo (Zurich) 
307 (2007, June 8) "The P. A. Collection of Ancient Coins" (in French) 799 ancients, all illustrated in color throughout, many with one side enlarged. HV. HQP. 389 G, 23 RP, 16 Celtic, 113 RR, 257 RI, 1 contorniate
310 (2008, Oct. 22) 270 ancients among 278. 156 G, 20 Parthian, 10 Sas, 24 India, 2 Huns, 3 Celtic, 15 RR, 27 RI, 10 Byz, 3 Aksum
311 (2008, Oct. 22) HV. 359 ancients among 848. 150 G, 4 Celtic, 51 RR, 124 RI (including 1 Ant. Pius and 2 Commodus medallions) 28 Byz, 2 DA.
317 (2010, Oct. 27) "A Swiss private collection" (In German)1060 ancients, all illustrated in color throughout, many with one side enlarged.  HV. HQP. 377 G, 11 RP, 25 Celtic, 422 RR including 43 imperatorial, 134 RI, 84 Byz (mostly gold), 6 DA.
    Roman Republican (422)
321 (2012, Oct. 25-26)  354 ancients among 1756. 191 G, 9 RP, 24 Celtic, 6 RR, 107 RI, 20 Byz


Hess-Leu  11 3/4" x 8 1/4"  Most have excellent photographs. All have MQP.  Auction numbers in parentheses have not been personally verified by me, however, auction 49 has a list of all previous catalogs and this list is complete for ancients (unless catalogs listed as having "Goldmunzen" include ancients, but I think they do not).
(1)   1954, 14 April   Antike munzen  xx
(3)   1956, 27 March  449 VHV ancients on 16 ppl. 337 G, 112 R (mostly gold) 
(7)   1957, 16 April  Dr. Jacob Hirsch zum Andenken.  xx
(9)   1958,  2 April.  Antike munzen.  HV. MQP. 445 ancients on 16 ppl. 269 G, 13 RR, 133 RI, 30 Byz gold.
(11)  1959, 24 March.  444 HV ancients on 16 ppl, with 4 coins enlarged.  316 G, 92 R, 28 Byz, 8 DA gold.   [good photos, not excellent]
(15)  1960, 7 April. Antike munzen   xx
(17)   1961, 23 March. Sammlung ERS, Roman  (loose plates as issued)   xx
(19)  1962, 12-13 April. 612 HV on 23 ppl and 1 ppl of enlargements. 384 G, 162 R, 66 Byz
    Roman gold
(21)  1963, April 3.  "Jewish Coins" small format.  HV, MQP. 119 Jewish (28 Roman Jewish-related, rest Jewish)  photos from casts.
        Jewish (119)
(22)  1963, 4 April.  Ancient gold    xx
(24)  1964, 16 April.  Antike munzen  xx
(28)   1965, 5-6 May.  Antike munzen   xx 
31   1966, 6-7 Dec. 578 HV ancients on 24 ppl.  All Greek. 
(36)   1968, 17-18 April. Antike munzen   xx
41  1969, 24-25 April.  765 MV ancients on 35 ppl + 3 E.  732 R, 33 Byz.
    Severan quinarii (9), Severan family types (at least two heads) (10), late Roman gold and silver (among 84), miliarensis (10)
45  1970, 12-13 May.  754 HV ancients on 24 ppl + 2 E.  424 G, 254 R, 48 Byz, 28 DA
    Dark ages (28)
49  1971, 27-28 April.  570 HV ancients on 28 ppl plus 3 E.  304 G, 20 RR, 181 RI, 63 Byz, 2 contorniates 

Quick LinksAAG, CNG, Gorny, Lanz, Leu, M&M, New York Sale, NAC, NFA, Sotheby's, Sternberg, Tkalec, Vecchi   
Hirsch, Gerhard (Munich, Germany) Large catalogs, 7 1/2" by 10 3/8", green card cover, typically with about one-third ancient coins and the rest world coins and medals. Moderate-value, or sometimes even low-value coins photographed on many (80-130) page plates at the end. Coins are usually moderate to low value and the presentation was moderate or lower with very short coin descriptions and photos in B&W, often with some glare, for issues until #247 when they switched to much better color photos. Rather than take up space here, I made a separate page for Hirsch.
    Greek fractions  (Many issues have large numbers of Greek fractions. See the page for Hirsch catalogs.)

Jacquier, Paul-Francis
(Kehl am Rhein, Germany) fixed price lists, often very strong in third century Roman imperial coins from Gaul, on a separate page

Kampmann (Paris)
1985, Nov. 28-29. "Collection Docteur S." 557 ancients, almost all Roman, about 300 photographed in B&W on 8 ppl. 26 RR, 12 gold of Gaul, and 7 ppl of RI.

Kovacs  (San Mateo, California)  [My comments have barely begun and are woefully incomplete]

mail bid sale XIV (10/98)  496 ancients. 99 G, 42 RP, 9 RR, 96 RI including 5 RI quinarii, 244 Byz AE.
    An amazing group of Byz AE rarities: 7 Constantine IV, 4 Justininian II (1st reign), 18 Leontius, 6 Tiberius III, 5 Juntinian II (second reign), 14 Philippicus, 11 Anastasius II, 4 Theodosius III, etc.
    244 Byzantine AE




Künker
(Fritz Rudolf Künker Munzhandlung, Osnabrück, Germany)  11 3/4" by 8 1/4"  Excellent photographs.  Catalogs in German.
[The early issues were before they began to emphasize ancients. The others #50 through #72 do not have a substantional fraction of ancients.
61  (date?) thin  c. 1000 ancients.
**** acsearch and CoinArchives begin with auction 62
62  2001, March 13.  MV.MQP. 1000 ancients, illustrated throughout plus 4 color E. 80 G, 95 RR, 618 RI, 1 DA, 66 Byz incl. AE. 
67  (10/01)  MV. MQP. 1393 ancients among 1722 (+ 3 color plates).  526 G, 749 R, 95 Byz
71  (3/02)  MV. MQP. 1663 ancients. 494 G, 1031 R, 57 Byz.  A large 184 page catalog.
77  (2002, Sept. 30) 643 ancients among many more illustrated in B&W thoughout  + 1 color E ppl among 4.
78  (2002, Oct. 10)  only 78 ancient gold among 896 in a catalog devoted solely to gold coins.
83  (2003, June 17)  1527 ancients illustrated in B&W thoughout  + 2 color ppl.
89  (2004, March 8)  1968 ancients + some Kushan + some literature. Illustrated in B&W throughout + 4 color ppl.
94  (2004, Sept. 27)  "The Prof. Dr. Hagen Tronnier Collection" 2168 ancients illustrated in B&W thoughout  + 4 color ppl. 1625 Greek, 162 RR, 281 RI, 11 DA, 41 Byz gold.
97  (2005, March 7)  2114 ancients illustrated in B&W throughout + 4 color  ppl.
100 (2005, June 21)
101  (2005, June 22)
104  (2005, Sept. 27)  MV. HQP. 756 ancients, all in color and a few with enlargements. 356 G, 58 RR, 241 RI, 1 contorniate, 16 DA, 58 Byz, 1 crusader.
    Joint auction 44 (2005, Nov. 10) with Heidelberger Munzhandlung
111  (2006, March 18)  
112 (2006, June 20) HV. HQP. 112 ancient gold coins with another 632 world gold coins (all coins are gold) and many books lots.  Many with color enlargements of at least one side (but only 16 pages of 200 devoted to ancients). 3 G, 25 RI, 84 Byz.
115 (2006, Sept. 25-27)  MV. HQP. 925 ancients and many non-ancients (ancients are 103 pages out of 435), all in color and some with color enlargements. 270 G, 93 RR, 504 RI, 10 Byz, 2 Arabic.
117  (2006, Sept. 28)
     Before this line, photographs are in back and white.

     After this line, catalogs are in color with all photographs in color
124  (2007, March 16-17. "Dr. Adolf Wild Collection" MV. HQP.  1966 ancients, all in color (no enlargements). 272 gold (including 10 Celtic, 36 G, 7 RR, 34 RI, 2 DA, 77 Byz, 5 world), 23 Celtic, 298 G, 83 Roman Egypt (Alexandria), 374 RR, 186 Augustus, 246 other twelve Caesars, 458 RI, 13 tessera, 3 DA, 5 Byz
    RR (Roman Republican, 374), Augustus (186), twelve Caesars after Augustus (246)
125  (2007, June 19)
133  (2007, Oct. 11-12) including the "Friedrich Popken collection of Greek bronze coins" HV. VHQP. 2553 ancients, all in color, many with enlagements in color.  809 very high grade Greek AE, 27 RP, 23 Celtic, 438 G, 178 RR, 670 RI, 8 DA, 149 Byz with some AE.  [This might be the most beautiful catalog of Greek AE ever printed.]
    Greek AE (809)
136  (2008, 10 March) MV. HQP. 1650 ancients, all in color, some color enlargements.  395 from the Dr. Burkhard collection of Crete,  27 Celtic, 353 G, 102 RR, 465 RI, 6 DA, 225 Byz including some nice AE, 3 Crusaders, 1 Turkoman
    Crete (395)
143  (2008, Oc. 6-7)  938 ancients among more.
153  (2009, March 14)  1194 ancients among 1226, all in color with some color enlargements.  90 Celtic, 352 G, 122 RR, 465 RI including 108 Roman gold, 6 large lots of Roman Trier (Dieter Alten collection), 22 DA, 97 Byz mostly gold
168 (2010, March 12) 1092 ancients among 1168, all in color, many with enlargements in color, throughout. 36 Celtic, 382 G, 26 Parthian, 14 Egypt with 9 gold, 7 Carthage gold, 83 RR, 408 RI including many R gold, 14 DA, 70 Byz (most gold), 14 Venice-type gold, 57 Arabic gold.
    Roman gold
174  (2010, Sept. 27) HQP. 1249 ancients, all very well photographed in color with some color enlargements throughout. 477 G, 126 RR, 503 RI, 12 DA, 82 Byz. 
182 (2011, March 14) HV. HQP. 1143 ancients, all very well photographed in color with some color enlargements throughout. 402 G, 112 RR, 383 RI including 48 late Roman gold, 10 DA, 123 Byz.
193 (2011, Sept. 26) MV. HQP. 1214 ancients. 327 G, 181 RR, 550 RI, 7 DA, 92 Byz, some large lots
204 (2012, March 12) MV. 1103 ancients. 110 Celtic (half gold) 287 G, 85 RR, 328 RI, 81 late Roman gold, 1 contorniate, 68 Byz, 15 India, 23 Arabic gold, 57 Turkoman figural bronze
    110 Celtic (half gold), late Roman gold (81), Turkoman (57)
205  (2012, March 12-13) 1305 lots, mostly not ancients, rather medieval. The first 143 are Dark Ages, mostly gold, followed by 67 Carolingian, and then many early medieval German (bracteates, etc)
    Dark Ages (143)
216 (2012, Oct. 8-9) 1573 ancients among 1630. 586 G, 140 RR, 643 RI, 37 DA, 96 Byz gold, 22 Turkoman figural bronze
226 (2013, March 11) 1251 ancients. 664 G, 47 RR, 332 RI (including many gold), 18 Visigoths,  4 DA, 4 gold imitations, 112 Byz gold, 5 Turkoman figural bronze
[missing some issues]
236 (2013, Oct. 7) 1457 ancients. A collection of 213 Hellenisitc tetradrachms "The Collection of Dieter Grunow, Berlin" plus 32 Celtic, 459 G, 166 RR, 396 RI, 16 DA, 41 Byz, 38Arabic plus 17 Turkoman figural bronze.

243 (2013, Nov. 21) 1364 ancients, including a collection of 497 pre-Roman Celtic, mostly from Gaul, with very many gold of electrum. 170 G, 36 RR, 602 RI, 39 DA
    pre-Roman Celtic, mostly from Gaul, including very many gold and electrum pieces (497)




Lanz  (Munich)  10 1/4" by 7 3/4". All MV and MQP unless noted otherwise. Consistently about 3/8" thick. Early issues have virtually all coins illustrated on excellent page plates. Recent issues have coins illustrated throughout. Lanz includes Roman provincial chronologically within Roman. Catalogs with ancients have only ancients. The first 10 numbers were under the name "Gitta Kastner." Until number 94, virtually all the even numbered catalogs were ancients and all the odd numbers had none.  84, 93, 99 are literature.
    When Lanz has a moderate number of Byzantine coins, they are usually common gold pieces and there will also be late Roman solidii of the emperors before Anastasius. Lanz almost always has substantial numbers of late Roman AE in excellent condition, and substantial numbers of antoniani. Although very desirable for type, many would sell for less than $150 on eBay. These may be, and often are, right next to high quality aureii and rare late Roman silver and even late Roman gold medallions.
    The photographs in the early issues are good, but not up to the very high modern standards that have become typical. They gradually got better and better sometime around number 34.
    Gitta Kastner München (the other numbers do not have ancients)
(11/73)  HQP.  357 ancients on 25 ppl + 1 E + 4 color E.  197 G, 118 R, 42 Byz
6  (11/74)  HQP.  476 ancients on 35 ppl + 9 E.  222 G, 194 R, 60 Byz
(11/75)   334 ancients on 20 ppl. 103 G, 37 RR, 144 RI, 50 Byz.
10  (5/76)  325 ancients on 18 ppl.  108 G, 208 R, 61 Byz
12  (11/76)  505 ancients on 27 ppl. 162 G, 306 R, 37 Byz
    Named changed to Lanz München.  From this point all even-numbered catalogs are of ancients and all odd-numbered catalogs are of non-ancient coins, until number 84, which was literature.
Lanz
14  (4/78)  503 ancients on 17 ppl. 140 G, 335 R, 28 Byz 
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients.
16  (4/79)  724 ancients on 29 ppl. 212 G, 476 R, 36 Byz
18  (5/80)  789 ancients on  33 ppl.  155 G, 148 RR,  446 RI including some RP, 28 Byz, 10 Armenian, 2 DA.
    Gallienus legionary denarii (18)
20  (4/81)  949 ancients on 33 ppl.  327 G, 598 R, 24 Byz
22  (5/82)  1003 ancients on 35 ppl. 475 G, 483 R, 45 Byz
24  (4/83)  879 ancients on 32 ppl. 425 G, 383 R, 71 Byz
26  (12/83)  998 ancients on 45 ppl. 335 G, 624 R, 39 Byz
28  (5/84)  945 ancients on 42 ppl. 349 G, 519 R, 77 Byz
30  (11/84)  961 ancients on 42 ppl. 393 G, 503 R, 52 Byz, 10 DA
32  (4/85)  895 ancients on 48 ppl. 353 G, 492 R, 34 Byz, 13 DA
Note: Up to here the photos are good, but they could be better. They didn't quite have the glare and darkness mastered. After here, the photo quality is high.
34  (11/85)  976 ancients on 44 ppl. 302 G, 631 R, 36 Byz, 7 DA
36  (4/86)  962 ancients on 40 ppl. 518 G, 406 R, 33 Byz, 5 DA
38  (11/86)  1046 ancients on 48 ppl. 450 G, 418 R, 77 Byz, 3 DA 
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients.
40  (5/87)  966 ancients on 44 ppl. 454 G, 454 R, 54 Byz, 4 DA
42  (11/87)  835 ancients on 38 ppl. 356 G, 436 R, 43 Byz
44  (5/88)  925 ancients on 43 ppl. 319 G, 539 R, 65 Byz
46  (11/88)  835 ancients on 38 ppl. 353 G, 410 R, 61 Byz, 10 DA.
48  (5/89)  886 ancients on 38 ppl. 420 Greek, 28 Juba II, 402 R, 36Byz.
Lanz
Note:  Photograph quality before here is very good, but after here it is excellent.
50  (11/89)  HQP.  960 ancients on 36 ppl + 12 color E.  258 G, 172 Pegasi of Corinth and colonies, 32 electrum of Mylilene and Miletos, 410 R, 61 Byz, 7 DA.
    Pegasi of Corinth and colonies (172), electrum of Mylilene and Miletos (32)
52  (5/90)  HQP. 850 ancients on 36 ppl + 4 color E. 318 G, 476 R, 56 Byz
54  (11/90)  HQP.  1088 ancients on 44 ppl + 6 color E. 358 G, 682 R, 50 Byz (some Cherson AE)
    shekels of Tyre (49)
56  (5/91)  883 ancients on 37 ppl + 2 color E. 300 G, 520 R, 53 Byz, 9 DA
58  (11/91)  1012 ancients on 40 ppl + 2 color E. 409 G, 533 R, 55 Byz, 6 DA, 9 tessera
60  (6/92)  1025 ancients on 41 ppl + 2 color E. 270 G, 494 R, 48 Byz, 11 Byz lead seals
62  (11/92)  987 ancients on 40 ppl + 2 color E. 453 G, 457 R, 51 Byz, 22 Byz lead seals
64  (6/93)  1019 ancients on 37 ppl + 2 color E.  346 G, 576 R, 83 Byz, 12 Byz lead seals
66  (11/93)  1006 ancients on 35 ppl + 1 color E.  353 G, 614 R, 39 Byz 
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients.
68  (6/94)  1012 ancients on 36 ppl + 2 color E. 272 G, 649 R, 84 Byz, 6 DA.
    52 pieces of Hadrian and Aelius
70  (11/74)  VHV. VHQP.  "Sammlung Margaretha Ley" 289 ancients on 10 ppl + all on 18 color E. 152 G, 60 R gold, 48 Celtic, 22 imitations
72  (5/95)  936 ancients on 35 ppl.  333 G including Celtic imitations,  122 RR,  442 RI including 3 contorniates and a few RP, 26 Byz, 13 DA.
74  (5/95)  936 ancients on 35 ppl. 73 Celtic, 11 Imitiations, 248 G, 561 R, 3 contorniates, 26 Byz, 13 DA   [Oddly, this issue was cut a bit narrower than all the others. It looks much the same and has the same height, but is 6 mm narrower]
76  (5/96)  1015 ancients on 39 ppl. 302 G, 610 R, 94 Byz, 8 DA
78  (11/96)  783 ancients on 35 ppl. 384 G, 580 R, 19 Byz
80  (5/97)  800 ancients on 26 ppl. 215 G, 539 R, 36 Byz.
Lanz
82  (11/97)  879 ancients on 35 ppl. 227 G, 611 R (including RP), 36 Byz, 6 coins of the mines.
   [84  is literature]
86  (5/98)  MV. MQP. 808 ancients on 32 ppl. 235 G, 533 R, 34 Byz, 6 DA. 
88  (11/98)  HV, HQP, "Sammlung Leo Benz" 978 ancients on 43 ppl. + 5 color E. 43 ppl. 886 RR (very high quality Roman Republican, mostly AR), 102 Augustus
    Roman Republican (886), Augustus (102)
90  (11/98) was orders and decorations, not ancients
92  (6/99)  1305 ancients on 59 ppl. 319 G, 905 R including RP, 4 contorniates, 57 Byz, 9 DA
    AE of Greek Bruttium (3 ppl.), very large diameter Roman Provincial  (over 90 pieces c.36 mm or larger)
****  on CoinArchives beginning with 94, but not on acsearch at all.
94  (11/99)  "Sammlung Leo Benz" VHV. VHQP. 694 Roman imperial, Augustus-Commodus, on 40 ppl + 15 ppl of color enlargements.
    Roman imperial Augustus-Commodus (694), Roman AE medallions (14) 
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients.
97  (5/00)  MV. MQP.  1094 ancients on 46 ppl + 1 in color.  355 G, 652 R, 48 Byz, 8 DA.
100  (11/00)  "Sammlung Leo Benz" HV. HQP.  682 Roman imperial from Pertinax to 476 on 35 ppl + 7 color plates of enlargements
    late Roman
102  (5/01)  MV. HQP. 1125 ancients on 48 ppl + 7 ppl of color enlargements. 349 G (including 28 rarer Parthian), 727 R, 36 Byz, 11 DA.
    Parthian (28 rarer types)
105  (26 Nov. 2001) "BCD Corinth" 981 ancient coins of Corinth. An important collection and catalog. MV. MQP.
    Greek Corinth  (981)
106  (26-27 Nov. 2001) MV. HQP. 816 ancients on 39 ppl + 4 color ppl of enlargements. 180 G, 613 R, 23 Byz.
    [108  is literature only] 
109  (5/02)  MV. HQP. 943 ancients on 48 ppl plus 4 color ppl of enlargements.  66 Celtic, 13 imitations, 139 G, 57 RR, 634 RI (including RP), 34 Byz.
111 (25 Nov. 2002) "BCD Euboia" MV. MQP. 604 Greek coins of Euboia. THE catalog for Euboia.
    Greek Euboia (604)
112  (25/26 Nov. 2002) MV. MQP. 1000 ancients on 48 ppl + 4 color E. 244 G, 702 Roman, 51 Byz, 4 DA
114 (5/03) MV. MQP. 933 ancients on 47 ppl. 32 imitations, 160 G, 48 RR, 627 RI (including 3 medallions and some RP), 52 Byz, 14 DA.
117 (11/03)  MV. MQP.  1383 ancients on 72 ppl. 451 G, 35 RR, 842 RI (including RP), 53 Byz.
120  (18 May 2004)  MV. MQP.  667 ancients on 39 ppl. 32 Celtic, 6 imitations, 141 G, 21 RR, 412 RI (including RP), 45 Byz, 4 DA gold.
121  (22 Nov. 2004) MV. MQP.  687 ancients. 87 Celtic, 6 R imit., 138 G, 69 RR, 354 RI, 32 Byz, 1 DA.
    Before this line, photographs are in back and white.

    After this line, catalogs are in color with all photographs in color
Lanz
123  (30 May 2005)  MV. HQP. 1185 ancients, all in color (no enlargements). 21 Celtic, 17 R imit., 232 G, 134 RR, 578 RI, 109 Byz (incl. AE), 94 DA
    Dark Ages (94, including 55 Vandal and Ostrogothic)
125  (2005, Nov. 28)  MV. HQP. 1266 ancients, all in color. 30 Celtic, 8 Roman imitations, 494 G, 102 RR, 558 RI, 68 Byz, 5 DA, 1 spintria.
128  (2006, May 22)  MV. HQP.  1000 ancients, all in color.  37 Celtic, 5 R imitations, 111 G, 111 RR, 748 RI, 41 Byz, 4 DA.
131  (2006, 27 Nov.)  "Sammlung Karl. Coins of Caria" MV. HQP.  822 Greek ancients, all in color.  An important specialized collection of coins of Caria including Rhodes.  Including 49 satraps and dynasts, 46 large RP of Stratonikeia.
    Caria = Karia (387), Rhodes (464, including 142 AE)   [A major reference work]
132  (2006, Nov. 27)  MV. HQP. 622 ancients, all in color. 27 eastern Celtic, 3 Roman imitations, 228 G, 50 RR, 253 RI, 52 Byz  
135  (2007, May 21) MV. HQP. 1065 ancients, all in color.  36 Celtic, 360 G, 76 RR, 28 Augustus, 471 RI (including some RP), 80 Byz (including some AE), 6 DA, 8 India.
138  (2007, Nov. 26)  MV. 1007 ancients. 53 Celtic, 437 G, 44 RR, 413 RI (includng some RP), 54 Byz (Including AE), 6 DA.
141  (2008, May 26) 930 ancients. 
   [143 is literature, not coins]
144  (2008, Nov. 24) 82 ancients among 1267. Including 12 outstanding Byzantine lead seals
145 (2009, Jan. 5) HV and VHV.  162 high value ancients among 280. 40 G, 4 RR, 123 RI, mostly gold, 1 Byz.
149 (2010, June24) 605 ancients among 773.  285 G, 45 RR, 213 RI (with numerous high-quality PR within), 60 Byz, 3 DA
150 (2010, Dec. 13) 502 ancients among 621. A few enlargements. 14 Celtic including 8 south Germany gold, 173 G, 23 RR, 259 RI, 33 Byz, 1 DA
    South Germany Celtic gold (8)


154 (2012, June 11-12) 622 ancients among 1350.

Lanz


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Lanz Graz issued 15 catalogs from 9/72 to 11/80.  Only numbers 4, 5, and 10 had ancients. These have MV and MQP, with photos with some glare and not up to typical modern standards.
4  (11/74) "Römische Mittlebronzen"  750 lots of asses and dupondii on 30 ppl.
    Roman middle bronze (750)
5  (12/75)  "Antike Silbermunzen" 831 lots on 20 ppl. 294 G, 520 R
10  "1000 Antike Munzen"  (12/77)  100 lots on 31 ppl.  230 G, 730 R, 28 Byz, 10 DA


Leu (Bank Leu, later Leu Numismatik AG -- Zurich. Renamed LHS Numismatik in 2005)  11 3/4" by 8 1/4". Generally very high value coins and high value coins. Many catalogs offer major collections assembled by very wealthy collectors. The coin descriptions are often long with substantial pedigrees and detailed comments on where similar rare coins have appeared. They always have outstanding coin identifications. The photography is excellent. In this sense, there catalogs are always of high-quality presentation. If I use "MQP" below, it is because of having few enlargements. They do not use color photographs as much as some of the firms (NAC, Tkalec) that use color lavishly. It would be fair to say that almost every catalog could be cited for outstanding Greek and outstanding Roman coins. However, I will not bother to repeat that every time. If you want to see absolute top-quality coins, any Leu catalog will do.

The following numbers do not have ancients:  1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 34, 35, 39, 40, 43, 44, 46, 47, 49, 51, 55, 56, 58, 60, 64, 73, 80 is medieval. 94. I am not certain about others after #60, but I think the following list has all the catalogs with ancients.

2  (1972 April 25)  VHV. MQP. 502 ancients on 26 ppl + 4 E.  317 G, 179 R, 6 DA
6  (1973 May 8)  HV. MQP.  "Sammlung Tom Virzi, New York" 300 superb Greek AE on 15 ppl from casts + 1 color E.
    Greek AE (300)
7  (1973 May 9)  VHV. HQP. 478 ancients on 27 ppl + 3 E. 310 G, 156 R, 12 Byz.
10  (5/74)  VHV. HQP. 487 ancients on 27 ppl + 3 E. 461 R, 26 Byz.
    17 RI quinarii and 1 Constantius half-argenteus
13  (1975 April 29-30)  VHV. HQP. 785 ancients on 39 ppl + 4 E. 345 G, 220 R, 220 Byz.
    Byzantine
15  (1976 May 4-5)  VHV. MQP.  545 ancients on 26 ppl + 2E.  372 G, 44 R, 109 Byz.
Leu
17  (1977 May 3-4)  MQP. Probably the finest sale of Roman Republican silver ever (The Nicholas collection, sold anonymously). 913 superb Roman Republican silver, including large numbers of major rarities and imperatorial coins, on 39 ppl + 2 E.  (Very hard to find.)
    Roman Republican silver (913)
18  (1977 May 5)  VHV. HQP. 403 ancients on 23 ppl + 3 E + 1 color E. 283 G, 120 R.
20  (1978 April 25-26)  VHV. VHQP. 403 ancients on 27 ppl + 14 E. 181 G, 222 R.
22  (1979 May 8-9)  VHV. VHQP.  460 ancients on 27 ppl + 8 E. 182 G, 244 R, 34 Byz
    Roman gold
25  (1980 April 23)  VHV. HQP. 470 ancients on 31 ppl + 6 E. 200 G, 266 R, 4 contorniates
28  (1981 May 5-6)  VHV. HQP. 637 ancients on 35 ppl + 4 E. 300 G, 316 R, 21 Byz.
30  (1982 April 28)  VHV. HQP.  482 ancients on 28 ppl + 5 E. 230 G, 252 R.
33  (1983 May 3)  VHV. MQP.  456 ancients on 26 ppl + 2 E. 294 Greek, 162 R.
      (5/84) Garrett I,  joint with NFA,
      (10/84) Garrett II, joint with NFA
36  (5/85)  HV. MQP. 410 ancients + 110 Arabic + 509 Papal coins (a major collection of Papal) among 1110 coins on 23 ppl + 2 E + 5 ppl Arabic among 66 ppl.  222 G, 148 R, 42 Byz.
38  (5/86) VHV. HQP.  436 ancients on 25 ppl + 3 E + 1 color E.  172 G, 209 R, 55 Byz.  
41  (10/86)  HV. MQP. 52 Visigothic gold pieces on 2 ppl among other middle ages and modern coins on 35 ppl. No other ancients. I think this is the largest single offering of Visigothic gold.
    Visigothic (52)
42  (5/87)  VHV. HQP.  387 ancients on 25 ppl + 4 E.  387 Greek.  
    Greek
45  (5/88)  VHV. VHQP. 435 ancients on 26 ppl + 16 E.  295 G, 107 R, 33 Byz.
48  (5/89)  VHV. VHQP.  444 ancients on 37 ppl + 13 E.  270 G, 174 R.
50  (4/90)  HV. HQP.  424 ancients on 25 ppl + 11 E.  254 G, 147 R, 20 Byz.
Leu
52  (5/91)  VHV. VHQP.  292 ancients, most enlarged throughout. 142 G, 150 R. "A distinguished American Collection." Very long coin identifications (in English) so usually two coins per page, sometimes only one.
53  (10/91)  HV. HQP. 347 ancients + 238 Arabic among 979 on 18 ppl + 10 ppl of Arabic among 53 ppl. 171 G, 176 R + 238 Arabic
    Arabic (238)
54  (4/92)  VHV. VHQP. 341 ancients + many enlarged throughout. 207 G, 134 R.
57  (5/93)  HV. HQP. 325 ancients + 2 E + many enlarged throughout. 143 G, 31 Parthian, 151 R.
    Parthian (31)
59  (5/94)  HV. HQP. 353 ancients + 4 E + many enlarged throughout. 162 G, 180 R, 11 Byz.
61  (5/95)  VHV. HQP.  335 ancients among 645 + some enlarged throughout.  214 G, 103 R, 18 Byz.
65  (5/96)  VHV. VHQP. 616 ancients + 46 Arabic on 47 ppl + many enlarged throughout. 40 Celtic, 233 G, 272 R, 28 DA, 43 Byz. 46 Arabic
71  (10/97)  HV. HQP. 585 ancients + 1 E + some enlarged throughout. 254 G, 331 R.
72  (5/98)  HV. HQP. 594 ancients + some enlarged throughout. 393 G, 201 R.
    Philistro-Arabian (22)
74  (10/98)  HV. MQP.  300 ancients among 2620. Thick catalog. 300 G.
75  (10/99)  HV. HQP. 348 ancients among 1647. Thick catalog. 22 Philisto-Arabia, 85 Jewish, 218 R, 22 Byz.
    Philisto-Arabian (another 22)
76  (10/99)  VHV. VHQP.  228 Greek coins + many enlargements throughout. Long identifications with only two coins per page.
    Greek (228)
Leu
77  (5/00)  VHV.  HQP.  923 ancients + numerous enlargements throughout. 404 G, 370 R, 152 Byz.
79  (10/00)  VHV. VHQP. 795 ancients + 4 E + many enlargements throughout.  188 Celtic, 607 Greek.
    Celtic (188), Greek (607)
**** acsearch begins with 81
81  (5/01)   VHV. VHQP.  355 ancients + most enlarged throughout.  355 Greek.
    Greek (355)
83  (5/02)  HV, HQP.  934 ancients + some enlargements throughout. 467 G, 126 Celtic of Central Europe, 274 R, 68 Byz. 
86 (5-6 May 2003) HV, HQP 1156 ancients, illustrated throughout, many with enlargements, plus 4 color E. 120 Celtic of Britain, 75 Celtic of Gaul, 223 G, 178 Jewish, 91 RR, 331 RI, 21 Byz, 50 DA
    Celtic of Britain (120), Celtic of Gaul (75), Jewish (178), Dark Ages (50)
87  (6 May 2003) "Roman Gold Coins from the Collection of a Perfectionist" VHV, VHQP. 124 Roman gold, most discussed at length on individual pages, all enlarged, and all also illustrated on 8 color plates.
    Roman gold (124)
90  (May 10, 2004) HV, HQP "BCD Olympia Collection" 345 lots of one city, Olympia also known as Elis.
    Olympia Elis (345)
91  (May 10-11, 04)  HV. HQP, 1000 ancients, many enlargements throughout. 221 G, 207 Jewish, 64 RR, 278 RI, 158 Byz, 68 multiple coin lots 
      Jewish (207)  
93  (May 10, 2005)  VHV, vHQP. 145 nearly perfect Roman gold coins "From the collection of a perfectionist" One or two coins per page. Long descriptions. All enlarged in B&W.  All in color natural size on 8 ppl.
      Roman gold (145)
LHS = Leu    [After here the firm goes by the name "LHS Numismatik"]
95  (25 Oct. 2005)  HV. HQP. 460 ancients among 867.  16 Celtic, 338 G, 10 RR, 88 RI, 3 Byz, 5 DA. Numerous B&W enlargements throughout. 
96  (2006, May 8-9) MV. HQP. "Coins of Peloponnesos, The BCD Collection." Hardcover. 423 pages. 1775 lots of ancients from the Greek Peloponnesos. B&W photos. Only a few enlargements. This is the definitive catalog which supercedes BMC by far. It is far more than a sale catalog -- it is the most thorough and up-to-date catalog with extensive commentary from two great scholars (BCD and ASW). It does not include coins of Corinth (the BCD collection was sold in Lanz 105 which is an essential reference for Corinth) and the selection from Olympia/Elis is very good, but not complete because most BCD pieces were sold in Leu 90 (listed above).  A separate index is available, here.
    Greek Peloponnesos (1775)  
97  (2006, May 10)  "Roman and Byzantine" VHV. HQP. 100 Roman gold, 272 late Byzantine gold "Roman gold coins from the collection of a European scholar recently deceased," and "The Despot Collection of Late Byzantine Coins from the Fall of Constantinople to the Crusaders in 1204 to the Ottoman Conquest in 1453."  Two magnificent collections.
    Roman gold (100), late Byzantine gold (272)   
100  (2007, April 23-24)  HV. HQP.  559 ancients among 1411, plus books, all in color with numerous enlargements. 7 Celtic, 345 G, 88 RR, 106 RI, 3 DA AV, 9 Byz.
102  (2008, April 29)  HV. HQP. 482 ancients among 760, all in color, some with color enlargements.  321 G, 11 RR, 139 RI, 9 Byz.
103  (2009, May 5)  HV. HQP. 232 ancients among 631, all in color throughout with half enlarged in color.  151 G, 66 RR, 8 RI, 7 Byz gold.

    [LHS was liquidated in the 2011 and is no longer in business. Heiner Stotz was owner and CEO.]

    [See also "Hess-Leu"]
    ******************
Leu and M&M
Sammlung Niggler, part 1:  (12/65) HV. HQP.  553 G on 29 ppl + 3 E.
    Greek (553)
Sammlung Niggler, part 2:  (10/66) HV. MQP. "Greek coins of Roman imperial times and Roman coins of the Republic to Augustus"  523 ancients on 28 ppl. 229 RP, 294 RR.
    Roman Provincial (229 high quality), Roman Republican (294)
Sammlung Niggler, part 3:  (11/67) VHV Roman "after Augustus". 526 Roman on 32 ppl.
    Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius sestertii, several AE medallions, late Roman argentei (19), late Roman silver and gold, 17 contorniates.

May 1974 "Kunstfreundes" Griechische Munzen (Greek Coins).  253 lots of spectacular Greek coins. A great and very famous sale. These coins are from the famous Gillets collection and the specimens offered are classics in Greek Numismatics. Many pedigreed coins are offered and all of the lots are photographed, many with enlarged photos. Extremely important.
    Greek (253)

Leu and Spink "Asta Ceresio" (Lugnao) joint auctions, the first and second are of Leu and Spink, the third of Leu, NAC, and Spink Taisei. There were only three.) 
1  (9/87) 356 ancients among 824.  MV. MQP.  173 G, 42 RR, 141 RI
2  (9/88)  296 ancients among 773. HV. MQP. 146 G, 150 R.
    late Roman gold
3  (10/92)  452 ancients among 699. HV. MQP.  142 G, 122 RR, 151 RI,  10 DA, 27 Byz

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LHS Numismatik  (see "Leu" above - they were named Leu until 2005)


Malloy, Alex. South Salem, New York. Mostly low grade coins in catalogs with low production values, but a few issues are interesting anyway.

XVII (1980, Dec. 1)  "TheVirzi Collection of Greek Bronze" 588 lower-grade Greek AE (only AE) from the Virzi collection, fairly well-photographed.  (The better Greek AE sold in Leu 6.)
    Greek AE (588)
LX
(2001, March 14) "Late Roman [AE] Coins from the John Aiello Collection. 1357 ancients on 33 ppl plus 7 ppl of enlargements, on newpaper quality paper and low-quality photographs, but the coins are very interesting with some unusual rarities. 432 Gallienus - Carinus, 790 tetrarchy - Jovian, 135 Valentinian - end.
    late Roman AE (1357)


Malter, Joel.  (Encino, California, just west of LA)   [I have barely begun listing these]
2
 (1978, 23-34 Feb.)  "The Coinage of Ancient Egypt"  MV. MQP.  382 ancients, all from Egypt. 307 Ptolomiac including 27 of Cleopatra.     Ptolomaic (307) including Cleopatra (27)
XXIII
(1982, Sept. 23-25)  MV. MQP. 404 ancients, 59 G, 9 Jewish, 3 Nabataea, 7 Arabia Felix, 4 Characene, 85 Parthian, 9 Elymais, 26 Sasanian,  9 Arab-Sas, 3 Turkoman, plus 3 ppl of Indo-Scythian, Indo-Parthian, Kushans, and India. 
    Parthian (85)
1984, Dec. 8.  MV. MLQP. "TheVirginia Ruzicka Collection"  598 ancients and 18 seals on 25 ppl (the paper is not high quality which affects the photos negatively).  189 women on coins (including 17 G, 166 R, and 4 Byz) plus 104 G, 85 RR, 211 RI & RP including some Roman Egyptian drachms,  9 Byz AE.
    coins featuring women (189)

Fall/Winter 1989-1990
, Collector's Journal of Ancient Art (a fixed-price list).  A collection of 86 Greek, Roman, and provincial coins with ships or parts of ships, 61 medieval, 29 Roman Egypt, 17 Byz, 14 other anceints, 26 Byz seal and some antiquities. 
    Ships (86)  
49  (1992, Nov. 15)  The Dr. J. S. Wilkinson Collection of Ancient Greek Coins" 837 Greek coins, all photographed in B&W. A broad and nice selection. Most are not extremely expensive. A good, representative, selection of the commoner Greek silver. (This could almost be used as a basic refernece work for Greek silver.)
    Greek (837) 
51 (1993, June 2)  MV. MQP. 385 ancients on 14 ppl in B&W plus 6 ppl of antiquities.  124 G, 18 RR, 36 RI, 14 Byz, 193 Parthian ("The Dr. M. Abgarian Persian coin collection"), 10 large Elymais
    Parthian (193)
55  (1993, Nov. 7)  MV. MQP.  585 ancients on 19 ppl facing the descriptions. 255 G, 8 Parthian, 2 Elymais, 23 Persis, 104 Sasanian pictured and 185 not pictured among 289 (counts are of pictured lots). A real collection of Sasanian.  It also has a 4-page article with 3 additonal plates of line drawings on "Representation techniques in Sasanian coinage" by Bahram Badiyi.
    Sasanian (104), Persis (24)   
57 (1994, April 9) 528 ancients among 450 on 19 ppl among 20. 429 G, 47 Parthian, 24 Persis, 19 RI
   Parthian (47), Persis (24)



Manhattan Sale (see Freeman & Sear)



Markov (New York)   8 1/2" by 11" catalogs. Markov specializes in coins of the former Soviet Union, with strong selections of some series seldom seen elsewhere. He has remarkable runs of "Central Asian" pre-Islamic and Islamic coins. He has outstanding "Black Sea area" runs, such as Panticipaion, Kings of the Bosporus, and Byzantine AE from Cherson.  He also offers, but not in large numbers, traditional Greek and Roman coins. In the numbers below I will count early Central Asian (Sogdiana, Bukhara, Chach, Georgia, etc.) and early Arabic coins as "ancient."  He also participates in the "New York Sale" auctions where some of his most outstanding coins appear.
Numbers 1-3 are "buy-or-bid" sales, thin, with images that are not good. Numbers 4 and 5 are not ancients. Numbers 6 to date are of much better quality -- not the finest images but very good. In these issues the coins are illustrated throughout.

1  (2/95)  MV, LQP.  299 ancients among 689 on 11 ppl among 24 ppl. 10 G gold, 7 R gold, 15 Byz gold, 88 G, 14 Oriental G, 9 Bukhara, 13 RR, 113 RI, 20 Byz AE (including 10 of Cherson)
2  (12/95)  MV, LQP.  130 ancients among 471 on 5 ppl among 17 ppl.  8 G gold, 3 Byz gold. 5 Kushan gold, 36 G,  1 RR, 25 RI, 5 Hephthalite, 34 Arabic, 13 Georgia.
3  (5/96)   MV. LQP. 110 ancients among 259 coins, photographed throughout.  3 G gold, 18 Arabic gold, 10 G, 8 Bosporus, 8 RR, 13 RI, 33 Byz AE (including 14 of Cherson), 17 Arabic.
4, 5: Issues 4 and 5 are do not have ancients.  After this, all are MV (including very expensive coins) with MQP and good photos.
6  (10/98)  MV. MVP. 268 ancients  among 1038 lots, illustrated throughout.   52 G, 15 Bosporus, 9 Parthian, 2 Sasanaian, 18 RP, 3 RR, 43 RI, 5 DA, 6 Khwaresmia, 3 Samarqand, 5 Sogdian cash, 6 Chach, 14 Bukhara, 3 Arab-Sasanian, 78 Arabic of Asia, 6 Armenia.
7  (9/99)  351 ancients among 850. 103 G, 15 Bosporus AE, 4 Kushan, 12 RP, 34 RR, 44 RI, 6 Chaghaniyan, 28 Byz (including 18 of Cherson), 100 Arabic.
8  (4/00)  246 ancients among 462. 87 G, 8 RP (including 5 zodiac drachms of Alexandria), 10 RR, 58 RI (including rare 5th C. gold), 3 Byz, 8 Khawarazmia, 8 Bukhara, 3 Chach, 49 Arabic.
    Late Roman gold (29)
9  (12/00)  232 ancients among 452, plus 3 color E among 4. 16 electrum staters of Kyzikos (all also enlarged), 49 G, 25 Parthian, 26 RP, 7 RR, 57 RI, 11 Byz, 39 Arabic
    electrum of Kyzikos (16)
10  (10/1) 440 ancients among 869, plus 2 color E among 4. 6 electrum of Kyzikos, 164 G, 9 Panticipaeum, 5 Bosporus, 18 Parthia, 16 Baktria, 6 Kushan, 19 RP, 26 RR, 88 RI, 10 Byz (Including 4 of Cherson), 11 Georgia, 12 Sasanian, 47 Arabic.
11  (9/03)  454 ancients among 902, plus 1color E among 4. 111 G, 34 Jewish related, 12 Persis, 6 Parthian, 9 Kushan, 34 RP, 27 RR, 101 RI, 27 Byz (incl. 3 of Cherson), 10 Sasanian, 21 Hunnic related, 2 Khawarazmia, 3 Chaganian, 4 Samarqand, 16 Bukhara, 6 Chach, 3 Khazar, 9 Arabic, 4 Volo-Bulgrian.
    Hunnic related (21), Khazar (3)
12  (9/03) numismatic literature, not coins.
13  (24-25 Nov. 2004)  MV. MQP. 317 ancients, 83 Arabic, 22 Mongol among 759, illustrted throughout, a few B&W enlargements, plus 2 color ppl of enlargements. 85 G, 27 RP, 24 RR, 125 RI, 16 Byz, 3 Georgia, 13 Sasanian, 8 Huns, 83 Arabic, 22 Mongol


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Monte-Carlo  [see Vinchon]



Munz Zentrum  (Münz Zentrum, Köln = Cologne, Germany. Became Münz Zentrum Rheinland with issue 105 of Jan. 10, 2001)  Catalogs in German.  Most are very large with ancient coins far outnumbered (4 to 1) by non-ancient coins. However, some are devoted solely to ancient coins. Many issues I do not know, but some I do know with particular interest to ancient-coin collectors are mentioned here.  All are MV and MQP (or less, because many coins are not photographed, and the paper is not glossy.)
27  (1976, Nov. 3)  "Bedutende Sammlung Orientalen" 894 ancients (most photographed, but many not) plus 351 Arabic. 119 G, 68 RR, 296 RI (including 55 excellent Postumus), 15 Byz, 1 Arabia, 4 Elymais, 134 Parthian, 25 Elymais, 203 Sas (75 not photographed), 13 Bactrian, 11 Arab-Byz, 10 Tarbistan, 13 Crusader, 49 Turkoman AE
    Parthian (134), Sasanian (128), Arabic (351)
32 (1978, Nov. 23) weights only. Thin catalog. 136 ancient weights.
      136 ancient weights  
37 (1979, Nov. 8) weights only.  Thin catalog. 256 ancient weights.
    256 ancient weights
38 (1980, 16 April) "Imperial Roman Bronzes"  MV. MQP. 520 roman bronzes, Augustus-Postumus. Nothing else. Mostly sestertii in nice, but not extremely high, grades. 
     520 roman bronzes, Augustus-Postumus. Mostly sestertii
52 (1984, 12 Nov.)  "Egyptian Coins"  MV. MQP.  1370 ancients from Egypt, 78 Ptolomaic and 1292 of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Illustrated throughout.
     Roman Egypt, Alexandria (1292)
59  (1986, Oct. 29) 1287 lots of ancients, 579 Nepal ("Sammlung Hans Wittmann" not ancient), among 5769. Many not photographed. "Sammlug B."175 RR (photographed, among 304), 430 RI, 3 DA, 26 Crusader, 5 Arab-Byz, 10 Turkoman AE, 27 Bactrian.
62  (1987, Nov. 4)  "Sammlung Konsul Meyer, Teheran: Die Muenzen der Abbasidischen Kalifen"  1514 ancients (many not photograhed) plus 310 Abbasid AR (all photographed), among 4781 lots.  27 Cletic, 9 Roman imitations, 514 G, 61 RR, 715 RI, 123 Byz, 3 DA, 35 Crusader.
    Arabic, Abbassid (310)
64  (1988, 15 April)  "The Dr. Meyer-Coloniensis Collection, Part III, Imperial Roman Coins."  MV, MQP. 1138 ancients, almost all Roman imperial, with a few Roman Provincial.  Coins illustrated throughout, with a few color enlargements.  An attractive collection with many common coins and quite a few rarer types. 2/3 are third and fourth centuries. 
65 (1988, Nov. 9)   "The Dr. Meyer-Coloniensis Collection, Part IV, Coins of theByzantine Empire." MV, MQP. 924 ancients among 5673, not all but the great majority pictured in B&W on low quality paper.  450 G, 114 Roman Egypt, 161 RR, 762 RI, 381 Byz. with some AE and AR.
   Byzantine (381)
66-69, 71-72 have many ancients, but not much special

M&M Basel (= Münzen und Medaillen, A.G. Basel (when it is in German, all issues #77 and later) = Monnaies et Médailles, S.S. Bâle (when it is in French, most issues #75 and before), Switzerland.
    Note:  If M&M has late Roman or Byzantine, it is almost always gold. They have fixed-price lists that might offer an outstanding piece in copper, but these auctions do not, in contrast to, say, Sternberg, who often does. So, when the list here says, say, "85 Byz" do not expect any to be copper. Some issues do not have any ancient coins. I do not know for certain, but I think the following numbers do not have any ancients:  XX, XXIII, XXIV, XXVII, XXIX, 22, 26, 30, 31, 33, 34, 36, 39 (has important Carolingian), 40, 42, 50, 56, 57 (literature), 60, 63, 84 (literature), 87. This list is incomplete near the beginning because I have not seen all those sales. This firm was one of the most prominent in the world until they folded in 2004 with issue 95 their last.
no ancients in 1, 3, 5; a small number in 2, 6 (2 to 4 plates roughly);
4  (1945, 3 Nov.)  HV. MQP. 44 ancient gold coins among 501. 1 1/2 ppl  plus 1/2 ppl of enlargements among 14 ppl.  All gold. 11 G, 25 RI, 9 Byz.
14, 16 and 18 are only antiquites;
IV  (11/45)  501 lots, 14 ppl. Some gold ancients.
VII  (12/48)  HV. MQP.  362 ancients among 721 on 13 ppl among 30, photos from casts.  148 G, 188 R, 27 Byz.  
VIII  (12/49)  HV. MQP. 333 ancients plus 159 Merovingian among 1025 on 11 ppl. + 2 E + 3 ppl of Merovingian among 40 ppl. 175 G, 16 RR, 113 RI, 23 Byz, 4 DA
    Merovingian (159)
IX  (6/51)  Not ancients. 14 Merovingian among 526 on 24 ppl. 
X  (1951, 22-23 June) HV. MQP. 330 ancients on 12 ppl + 1E + 190 antiquities on 7 ppl. 7 RR, 89 RI, 62 RP, 143 G.
XII (1953, June 11-13) VHV. MQP. 176 gold ancients among 961, on 5 ppl among 24. 3 RR gold, 123 RI gold, 50 Byz gold.
    Roman gold (176)
XIII (17-19 June 1954) VHV. MQP. 1051 ancients among 1225 on 36 ppl + 2 E among 48. A spectacular collection of coins of the tetrarchy, inluding very many rare copper fractional pieces and many silver argentei and many antoniniani.  Also some late Roman gold, 99 outstanding PR, 260 G.
    Tetrarchy (345), including late Roman fractions (78) and silver argentei (129 regular and 20 irregular) 
XV (1955, July 1-2) VHV. MQP. 208 gold ancients among 907, all in B&W plus half plate of enlargements. 4 RR gold, 204 RI gold.
   
Roman gold (208)
XVII  (1957, 2-4 Dec.)  HV. MQP. 520 ancients among 1031 on 17 ppl among 46 + 1 E among 2. 195 RR, 312 RI (including 32 argentei and 55 late Roman gold), 10 contorniates,194 RP,  31 Carolingian, 130 early German.  
    Contorniates (10), argentei (32) and late Roman gold (55)
XIX  (1959, June 5-6)  HV. MQP. 604 ancients on 28 ppl (this and all following have photos from coins, not from casts) 325 G, 279 R
    Roman AE medallions (6)
XXI  (3/60)  VHV. MQP.  100 Roman gold.
    Roman gold (100)
XXV  (17 Nov. 1962) HV. MQP. 341 ancients on 17 ppl + 3 E.  117 G, 36 Holy Land RP, 38 Jewish and related, 105 R, 48 Byz
XXVIII  (1964, June 19-10)  VHV. MQP. 622 ancients on 36 ppl + 2 E + 2 ppl of cut stones. 202 G, 317 R, 103 Byz.
    Roman AE medallions (12), contorniates (6), sestertii (among 210)
32  (11/66)  529 lots. 32 ppl Greek, Palestine included.
    Jewish and especially Holy Land city bronze coins (15 ppl)
M&M
35  (6/67)  HV. MQP. 246 ancients among 645 on 15 ppl + 2 E (+ 2 ppl bracteates + 25 other) 212 R, 33 Byz.
37  (12/68)  VHV, MQP.  351 ancients on 22 ppl + 2 E.  295 G, 51 Roman gold
    Roman gold (51)
38  (12/68)  "Sammlung August Voirol" 915 lots, 48 ppl. mostly ancient.
41  (6/70)  HV. MQP. 619 ancients on 38 ppl + 2 E.  310 G, 309 RP.
    Roman Provincial (309)
43  (11/70)  VHV to HV. MQP. 623 on 37 ppl + 2 E. 37 Punic, 24 G, 194 R Republican, 284 R, 85 Byz
    Roman AE medallions (8), Punic (37), Roman Republican (194)
44  (6/71)  VHV. MQP. 210 among 1289 on 10 ppl + 1 E among 76 ppl.  20 G, 190 R
    Roman gold, late Roman gold, rare late Roman emperors in gold
47  (1972, Nov. 30-Dec. 1) HV. MQP.  551 on 43 ppl + 1 E + 1 color.  156 Aes grave, 241 Gaul, 152 G
    Aes grave (152 on 25 ppl + 1 color ppl), Gaul (241)
52  (6/75)  VHV. HQP. 874 ancients on 52 ppl + 2 E + 2 ppl of color enlargements. 263 G, 555 R, 56 Byz.
    Antinous (33), d'Este countermarks (now thought to be Gonzaga) (24), Roman Republican (228)
53  (1977, Nov. 29)  VHV. HQP.  306 ancients on 21 ppl + 3 E + 1 color. 173 G, 133 R.
54  (1978, Oct. 26)  VHV. MQP. 425 Greek on 24 ppl + 3 E.
    Greek
61  (10/82)  VHV and MV. MQP. 1466 lots of ancients on 72 ppl + 2 E. Divided into two parts. The first part of the catalog is a typical selection of VHV Greek and Roman coins. A second part is the Pierre Bastien Collection of late Roman AE. 239 G, 156 Roman Republican, 132 R, 9 spintriae, and then 926 lots of late Roman AE on 32 ppl. (Only tetrarchy and Constantinian family, not Valentinian and later.) All the late Roman AE are in outstanding condition and many lots consist of all the co-emperors of the same issue, although only one per type is usually illustrated. Over 40 of the rare fractional bronze are illustrated. This is the finest catalog of late Roman AE ever issued.
    late Roman AE (926 lots) including 40 fractional AE (quinarii)
M&M  
64  (1984, Jan. 30)  VHV. MQP.  354 ancients on 26 ppl. + 5 E.  234 G, 84 RI, 37 Byz AV.  90 pieces above 10,000 Swiss Francs.
66  (10/84)  HV. MQP. 885 ancients on 55 ppl + 3 E,  315 G including an imporant collection of Crete, 570 R.
     Crete (122), Septimius Severus family w. two heads or more (9), Roman Republican (196)
68  (4/86)  VHV. MQP.  463 ancients on 28 ppl + 3 E. 325 G, 111 R, 27 Byz.
72  (10/87)  VHV. HQP. 781 ancients on 47 ppl + 3 E.  460 Archaic Greek, 258 G, 46 R, 14 Byz.
    archaic Greek (460, the Jonathen Rosen collection)
73  (10/88)  VHV. MQP. 283 ancients + 153 Arabic among 933 on 16 ppl + 2 E + 12 ppl of Arabic among 46 ppl.
    171 G, 101 R, 152 Arabic
    Arabic (152)
75  (12/89)  VHV. MQP. 320 ancients + 192 Arabic on 17 ppl + 2 E + 12 ppl of Arabic among 46 ppl.
    290 G, 30 R, 192 Arabic.
    Arabic (192)
76  (9/91)  HV. MQP. Thick for an M&M catalog. 917 ancients + 183 Arabic on 55 ppl + 2 E + 11 ppl of Arabic among 95 ppl. 841 G, 75 R, 183 Arabic
    Greek AE (among 917), Arabic (183)
77  (9/92)  VHV. MQP.  172 ancients + 304 German bracteates among 841 on 12 ppl + 6 ppl of German bracteates among 50 ppl.  139 G, 28 R, 5 Byz.
    German bracteates (304)
79  (3/94)  HV. HQP. 656 ancients among 939 on 42 ppl + 2 E + 3 ppl in color among 69 ppl.  433 G, 189 R, 14 spintraie, 14 Byz
    spintriae (14)
81  (1995, Sept. 18-19)  HV.  MQP.  998 ancients on 58 ppl among 114 ppl. 108 G, 274 R, 3 Byz, 447 RP, 98 DA (+ 93 Carolingian)
    Roman provincial (447 on 30 ppl), Dark Ages (98)
M&M
85  (4/97)  HV. MQP.  340 ancients among 823 on 20 ppl + 1 E among 56 ppl. 164 G, 105 R, 71 Byz.
86  (6/98)  HV. HQP. 246 ancients among 421 on 15 ppl + 2 ppl in color among 26 ppl. 55 G, 60 RP, 6 Celtic, 114 R, 10 Byz.
88  (5/99)  HV. HQP. 460 ancients on 25 ppl + 3 E.  326 G, 13 RP, 119 R. 
89  (14 June 2000)  VHV. HQP. "Sammlung Dr. Peter M. Suter." 113 ancient Greek coins of Italy and Sicily (only) illustrated throughout on 69 pages, with numerous enlargements, some in color. Most have major pedigrees and the literature cited is extensive.
     Greek Italy and Sicily (113)
90  (6/00)  HV. MQP.  340 ancients among 495 on 7 ppl + 1 E among 30 ppl.  265 G, 50 R, 16 Byz.
92  (11/02) HV. HQP. "A Friend of the Romans." 385 Roman imperial, some enlarged throughout + 8 color ppl. A high-quality portrait series with emphasis on condition. Some major rarities but also many common emperors merely in very high grade. 
93  (Dec. 16, 2003) VHV. HQP. "Arthur Bally-Herzog Collection"  311 ancients, illustrated throughout plus 4 color ppl. 73 RR, 237 RI, 1 DA.
    Roman imperial gold (half?)
94 (Dec. 16, 2003)  79+57 ancients on 5 ppl plus 5 E.  42 G,  10 RP,  14 Celtic of Spain and the east,  14 RI, followed by 57 enlarged DA
     Dark Ages (Ostrogoths, Langobards, Merovingian) (57)
95  (2004, Oct. 4)  178 ancients among 463 plus one color ppl among 5. HV. MQP.  110 G, 64 RI, 4 Byz.
  [This is the end of the M&M series. They went out of business.] 

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M&M GMBH (Deutschland) (Münzen und Medaillen, GMBH, Weil am Rhein and Stuttgart, Germany. It appears that when the parent M&M went out of business in 2004, they dropped the "Deutschland" from their name.) All moderate to moderately low value. All moderate quality presentation. Excellent photographs throughout. 10 1/4" by 7 3/4".) They often have, among many very nice coins, nice but unspectacular late Roman AE and second and third century Roman AR of interest to collectors of modest means. Roman provincial are separated out. The photography and printing are excellent.  Coins are illustrated throughout in B&W. 
1  (9/97)  838 ancients among 1871 on 30 ppl + 1 E + 2 ppl Arabic among 58 ppl. 361 G, 228 RP, 228 R, 23 Byz, 8 DA, 2 ppl Arabic.
    Roman provincial (228 on 11 ppl including Roman Egypt)
2  (3/98)  703 ancients among 934 on 37 ppl among 46 ppl.  135 G, 125 RP, 7 Celtic, 402 R, 33 Byz.
    Roman Republican aes grave and AE (15 ppl)
3  (10/98)  586 ancients among 928 on 24 ppl among 37. 137 G, 118 RP, 40 Celtic, 180 R, 111 Byz.
4  (3/99)  429 ancients among 772 on 19 ppl among 34.  211 G, 49 RP, 7 Celtic, 152 R, 10 Byz.
5  (10/99)  541 ancients + 12 Turkoman among 1237 on 21 ppl + 1 E + 1 ppl Turkoman among 50 ppl.
    279 G, 46 RP, 10 Celtic, 194 R, 9 Byz, 12 Turkoman
6  (3/00)  450 ancients among 698 on 30 ppl among 52.  141 G, 91 RP, 27 Celtic, 157 R, 30 Byz, 4 DA.
7  (10/00)  700 ancients among 1069 on 30 ppl among 52. 262 G, 86 RP, 8 Celtic, 299 R, 30 Byz, 5 Visigothic
**** [acsearch begins with auction 8]
8  (5/01)  MV, MQP. 482 ancients 21 ppl + 2 E among 717 coins on 36 ppl.  225 G, 238 R, 20 Byz
    Gallienus (37)
9 (10/01)  MV. MQP. 676 ancients on 25 ppl among 1487 on 64 ppl. 286 G, 380 R, 10 Byz
    electrum of Mytiline, Alexander III drachms
10 (3/02)  MV. MQP. 423 MV ancients on 13 ppl among 705 coins on 23 ppl.  240 G, 20 PR, 159 R
    Young Marcus Aurelius (89)
11  (11/02)  1015 ancients among 1486 on 44 ppl among 70, plus 1 E. architectural types (mostly temples) 217 RP plus 145 R. 492 G, 115 RR, 39 RI, 3 Byz.
    architectural (217 Roman provincial plus 145 Roman)
12  (2003, April 11) "Sammlung Righetti, Part 1, Egypt."  733 ancients among 1228 on 35 ppl among 61, + 2E.  122 G (including 58 Corinth Pegasi), 158 RP, 23 RR, 85 RI, 344 Roman Egypt, including many drachms). 
    Roman Egypt (344, including many drachms), Corinth Pegasi (58) 
    [Note about Righetti:  There are eight sale catalogs of the Righetti collection of Roman Provincial (= Greek Imperial) coins. There is also a large book, SNG Schweiz (Switzerland) II, of the "Righetti Collection."  The coins in the sale catalogs are not in the SNG, and after checking numerous entries I can say that most of the types in the sale catalogs are not in the SNG. It seems that, on average, the coins in the sale catalogs are nicer than the SNG coins. I do not know why these nicer coins did not make it into the SNG. The sale-catalog coins are organized by region in a scholarly fashion, not by emperor. Anyone interested in Roman Provincial coins can regard the eight sale catalogs together almost as if they were another large and important SNG volume.]
     Righetti, part 2 was sold by A.A.G, #29, also an M&M affiliate. Parts 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 are below as M&M Deutschland auctions 13, 15, 16, 18 and 20.]

13  (2003, Oct. 9) "Sammlung Righetti, part 3, Roman Provincial Coins." 889 ancients among 1237 on 42 ppl among 60, plus 1E.   515 RP (including 51 of the Kingdom of the Bosporus, all but 4 are AE, and strong in Pontus and Caria), 64 G, 11 RR, 205 RI, 5 contorniates, 5 Byz, 48 Turkoman figural bronze
    Roman Provincial (515, including 51 of the Kingdom of the Bosporus),  Turkoman bronze (48)  
M&M Deutschland  
14  (2004, April 16)  "Sammlung Bally-Herzog, part II" [Part I was of the top coins, in M&M 93] 925 ancients among 1545, split unusually into the first 322 from the Sammlung (= German for "collection"), mostly RI, illustrated throughout, and the rest on 32 ppl among 58. The 322 are 56 RR and 266 RI.  The rest are 112 G, 157 RP, 18 RR, 75 RI, 196 Roman Egypt, and 17 Celtic. 
    Roman Egypt (196), Roman Provincial Syria (124)
15  (2004, 21-22 Oct.)  "Sammlung Righetti, Part 4, Roman Provincial Coins." MLV. MQP. 1113 ancients among 1348 on 49 ppl among 58.  919 Roman Provincial (Strong in Moesia Inferior, Bithynia, Mysia, Ionia), 45 Greek, 45 Celtic of Gaul, 1 RR, 102 RI.
    Roman Provincial (919)  
16  (2005, May 19-20)  "Sammlung Righetti, Part 5, Roman Provincial Coins." 
MLV. MQP.1298 ancients among 1636. 852 Roman Provincial AE (strong in Phrygia, Pamphylia, Pisidia, and Moesia Inferior. A few are Greek) AE, 145 G silver, 39 "Paeonian hoard, 1968," G silver, 17 silver RP, 1 RR, 95 RI, 2 Celtic, 96 Byz AE, 88 Arabic Turkoman bronze.
    Roman Provincial AE (852),  Arabic Turkoman bronze (88)
17  (2005, Oct. 4) "Sammlung Hans Hermann Gutknecht"  MLV. MQP.  1233 Greek, almost all AE, + 4 color ppl.  1149 Greek AE, 62 G silver.  [Not the highest grades, but an outstanding selection, and all Greek AE]
    Greek AE  (1233)
18  (2005, Oct. 5) 
"Sammlung Righetti part 6, Coins of the Holy Land." MLV. MQP. 358 ancients among 934. 288 city coins of the Holy Land, 37 Jewish, 22 G, 2 RP, 2 RR, 1 RI.
    Roman provincial city coins of the Holy Land (mostly low grade) (288) 
19   (2006, May 16)
"Sammlung Righetti part 7" MV. MQP. 854 ancients among 1578. 332 Roman Provincial from the Righetti collection (especially Kilicia = Cilicia, 229), 102 Greek, another 38 RP, 342 RR including many struck AE (The Gibboni collection), 36 RI.
   
 332 Roman Provincial from the Righetti collection including 229 from Kilikia = Cilicia, Roman Republican stuck AE (most of the coins among 342 RR)
20  (2006, Oct. 10-11)  "Sammlung Righetti, part 8, Syria, Phoencia, and Mesopotamia" 1003 ancients among 1561. 118 G (most AE), 86 RP, 52 Kings of the Bosporus, 4 Celtic, 17 RR, 196 RI, 21 Byz (most AE), 4 Aksum AV, and the Righetti collection of Roman Provincial: 270 Syria, 161 Phoenicia, 73 Mesopotamia.
     Righetti Roman Provincial:
270 Syria, 161 Phoenicia, 73 Mesopotamia.
21  (2007, May 24-25)  "Sammlung James H. Joy, the Isles of Greece Collection"  837 ancients and 53 large lots of Greek AE, illustrated throughout plus 4 color E.  A major collection of Greek AE.
    Greek AE (837)
22  (2007, May 24-25)  141 ancients plus 25 large lots among 589. 62 G, 47 RP, 3 RR, 34 RI, 5 Aksum gold.
23  (2007, Oct. 18) "Sammlung BCD, Akarnanien and Aetolien" 591 lots, most AE, of an extremely important collection which includes many low-grade and AE rarities of scholarly importance in addition to the finest AR. This is as near to complete as a modern collection could be. A major reference for the regions.
    Greek Akarania (Acarania) and Aetolia (591)    
[General collectors of Greek AR and Greek AE may not need such a detailed reference, but it is essential for AR and AE of the region]
24  (2007, Oct. 19) no ancients. Napolean related.
25  (2007, Oct 18-19) 105 ancients among 172 lots, all in B&W throughout. Thin catalog. 83 G, 2 RR, 16 RI, 1 Byz, 3 Aksumit
26  (2008, May 27) no ancients.  Medieval and modern Papal and church-related coins.
***** In color after here
27  (2008, May 28)  386 ancients among 673 lots, all in color throughout. 167 G, 16 Arabia, 4 Persis, 5 Parthia, 3 Sas, 104 RP including 43 of Mesopotamia, 4 Celtic, 4 RR, 69 RI including 16 solidi, 10 Byz.
    RP of Mesopotamia (43),
Arabia (pre-Islamic, 18)
28  I don't know it
29 
I don't know it
30  (2009, May 26-27) 1374 ancients among 1602. "Greek coins from the Roland Müller collection" are 816 Greek lots, mostly small AE and numerous silver fractions, plus 52 large lots. Other lots not from the collection include 240 G, 18 Arabia, 3 Parthian, 3 Sas, 6 Kushan gold, 44 RP, 51 Celtic, 12 RR, 115 RI, 5 Byz gold, 4 Arabic, 9 Crusader deniers.
    Greek AE (about 600+),  Greek silver fractions (100?), Arabia (pre-Islamic, 18)
36  (2012, May 30) MV. 740 ancients among 1127. 502 Greek, mostly drachms and smaller AR, 124 RP, 66 RI mostly Probus through the tetrarchy, 6 Byz, and 12 large lots, plus a collection of 30 Greek and Roman.
37 (2012, Nov. 23) 275 ancients plus 25 group logs among 644 plus literature. 81 G, 16 RP, 54 RR (51 varieties of the L. Papius with Griffin type), 113 RI, 6 Byz
    Republican L. Papius with griffin (51)
38 (2013, June 5) 340 ancients among 812. MV. 68 G, 54 Persis, 9 RP, 18 British, 10 Spanish, 61 western Celtic, 26 eastern Celtic, 9 RR, 43 RI, 19 Byz, 1 Visigoth, 32 large lots.
    Persis (54)




M&M Numismatics. Washingtion, D.C.
1  (1997, Dec. 7) HV. HQP. 412 ancients, illustrated in B&W thoughout, plus 1 color E. Very thorough and helpful descriptions, especially of the many outstanding Roman provincial coins.  154 G, 163 RP of the highest quality, many of large diameter, 5 RR, 53 RI, 30 Byz AV, 6 Byz lead seals.
    Roman provincial coins of the highest quality, many of large diameter (163)
[This one excellent catalog is the only auction they issued by themselves. Later they participated in "The New York Sale" catalogs.]


Munz Zentrum (Koln, Germany)   Catalogs in German. Most coins with concise descriptions.
XXVII (1976, Nov. 3) "Important Oriental Collection" 894 ancients plus 351 Arabic among 2426. Most, but not all, illustrated on page plates throughout. 119 G, 68 RR, 296 RI (including 55 excellent Postumus), 15 Byz, 1 Arabia, 134 Parthian, 29 Elymais, 203 Sasasainian (128 photographed), 13 Bactrian, 11 Arab-Byz, 13 Crusader, 10 Arab-Tarbistan, 49 Turkoman AE
    Parthian (134), Elymais (29), Sasanian (128), Postumus (55), Turkoman AE (49)
XXXVIII (1980, April 16)  "Imperial Roman Bronzes (in German)" MV. MQP. 520 RI bronzes, most sestertii. B&W photos throughout.
    sestertii (c. 450)
52  (1984, Nov. 12) ("Agyptische Munzen" = "Egyptian Coins")  1371 ancients, all illustrated throughout, all from Egypt, the first 78 Ptolemaic, mostly AE, 1262 Roman Alexandrian tetradrachms and drachms, 15 nomes, 8 lead.  Well-photographed. A major source for illustrations of coins of Roman Egypt.
    Roman Alexandria, Egypt  (1293)
59  (1986, Oct. 29)  "Sammlung B. Romische Republik" 1287 ancients plus 579 Nepal (not ancient) among 1870, about half photographed. 455 G (including RP and Roman Egypt), 175 RR photographed among 304 RR, 430 RI, 3 DA, 26 Crusader photographed,  5 Arab-Byz, 10 Turkoman AE, 27 Bactrian.
    Roman Republican (175)
131 (MZ Rheinland) (2006, Jan 11) "Crusaders and their time" 395 lots of Crusader-related coins, plus very long historical commentaries on the coins in German.
    Crusader (395)
143 (MZ Rheinland) (2088, April 16-17) MV. color photogrpahs. c. 1000 ancients including 52 of Aksum (Axum)
    Aksum (Axum) (52)


NAC  (see under Numismatica Ars Classica)


The New York Sale (Baldwin's, M&M Numismatics, and Vecchi in conjunction for 1 and 2, just Baldwin's and M&M Numismatics for 3, Baldwin's, M&M Numismatics, and Markov for 4-7)  All HV with HQP.  [Unlisted issues--6, 8, 10, 12, 12, 15, and 16--concern Russian numismatics, not ancient coins]
1  (12/98)  409 HV ancients among 605.  162 G, 16 RP, 203 R, 27 Byz.  Additional 4 color plates.
(12/99)  412 HV ancients among 485.  138 G, 29 RP, 204 R, 16 Byz, 4 DA.
****
3  (2000, Dec. 7)  830 HV ancients.  207 G, 18 RP, 386 RR (The Rudman collection), 183 RI, 26 Byz, 11 DA.
    Roman Republican silver (383),  Samaria (25)
(1/02)   446 HV ancients. 295 Greek, 11 RP, 111 R, 22 Byz, 1 DA
    electrum of Cyzicus
5  (1/03)  412 HV ancients among 477, with 3 color E among 4. 176 G, 11 RP, 25 RR, 49 R fractional AE (quadrans, semis), 154 RI, 6 Byz.
    Roman quadrans, semis (49)
7  (1/04)  "Frederick M. Bayer Collection of Ancient Greek Coins (about 80 of Alexander the Great and his successors)," 289 ancients among 324, plus 2 color E. 218 G, 22 RP, 6 RR, 43 RI, 7 Byz (incl. 2 of Cherson), 2 DA.
     Alexander the Great and his successors (about 80)  
[I think 6 and 8 were held jointly with 5 and 7 and did not have ancients.]
9  (13 Jan. 2005)  (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics)  HV. MQP. 230 ancients among 386. 2 color ppl among 4. 135 G, 9 RP, 10 RR, 62 RI, 14 Byz. 
11   (2006, Jan. 11) (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics)MHV. HQP. 451 ancients among 716, all in color. 185 G, 35 RP, 21 RR, 140 RI, 18 Byz, 40 DA, 11 Bactria, 4 contorniates.
    Dark Ages (40)
14  (2007, Jan. 10) (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics) HV. HQP.  494 ancients among 856, all in color. 48 rare late Roman tetrarchal AE.
    late Roman tetrarchal folles and fractions (48)
17  (2008, Jan. 9)  (Baldwin's, Kunker, Markov, and M&M Numismatics)  HV. HQP.  279 ancients among 966, all in color 133 G, 11 RP, 6 Celtic, 17 RR, 64 RI, 40 Byz (including AE), 2 Aksum, 6 Arab-Sas, 9 Arabic.
20
 (2009, Jan. 7)  (Baldwin's, Kunker, Markov, and M&M Numismatics) 476 ancients among 965. 254 G, 71 Jewish and Holy Land, 4 Persian Darics, 11 Kushan gold, 13 RP, 20 RR, 73 RI, 12 Byz, 2 Aksum
23  (2010, Jan 6)  288 ancients among 757, all in color on ppl throughout, followed by 100 coins of India and about 60 early Arabic gold. 53 G, 9 RP, 35 Celtic, 19 RR, 163 RI, 2 Byz, 7 DA.
    Celtic (35), early Arabic gold (c. 60)
25  (2011, Jan 5)  (Markov, Baldwin's, M&M N) HV. HQP. 351 ancients + 146 of India, all in color throughout with many enlarged. 132 G + 15 Baktria (8 gold), 7 RP, 20 RR, 125 RI, 11 Byz, 3 British, 22 Indian imitations of Roman gold, 6 Arab-Sasanian AR, 11 Arab-Sasanian AE
     Baktrian gold (8), 22 Indian imitations of Roman gold, 6 Arab-Sasanian AR, 11 Arab-Sasanian AE


27 (2012, Jan 4) "The Prospero Collection" (Markov, Baldwin's, and M&M Numismatics)
"Spectacular Ancient Greek Coins" [Completely true!] VHV. VHQP. 642 extremely high value ancient Greek coins, magnificently presented in color and with very large enlargments and extensive cataloging. Billed as the finest Greek sale since "Kunstfreund" (Leu and M&M, May 1974), Prospero is even better for having twice as many lots and the benefit of higher modern cataloging standards. This could serve as a coffee-table book.
    Greek (642)
28  (2012, Jan 5)  MV in color with some enlargements. 93 ancient coins among 285. 50 G, 2 RP, 3 RR, 34 RI, 1 Taman Goth, 1 Byz, 2 ancient British
30 (2013, Jan. 9) MV. 422 ancients. 248 G, 14 RR, 68 RI, 46 Byz, 47 Arabic [Printed with the usual bright blue covers, but A5 size with the inside looking like a Baldwin's catalog]
32 (2014, Jan. 8) [The inside looks like a Baldwin's catalog] 289 ancients among 453. the first 70 are very high value Roman gold. 122 G, 6 RP, 11 RR, 53 RI, 3 DA, 24 Byz.

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Nomos
  (Zurich, Switzerland) 
Gorgeous catalogs with very-high-value coins and very high production-value catalogs. Coins in color throughout with most enlarged in color as well, and with extensive descriptions. Cataloging by Alan Walker of the highest quality.

1  (2009, May 6)  VHV. VHQP. 183 ancients among 203. Photographed in color and enlarged in color throughout, with 2 or 1 or sometimes 3 coins per page, with long descriptions. A wonderful catalog (as are the others). 2 Celtic, 131 G, 6 RI, 40 RI, 2 DA, 1 Byz, 2 England
I don't know it.
3  (2011, May 10) 
VHV. VHQP. 259 ancients among 263. 2 Celtic, 159 G, 10 RR, 79 RI including 41 argentei from "the tetrarchy collection", 6 Byz, 3 Merovingian
    late Roman argentei (41)
(2011, May 10)  VHV. VHQP.  Hardcover. "Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection"  437 of the highest quality and rarest coins of Thessaly. This catalog is a treat to read with cataloging by Walker often followed by comments by BCD, and they know these coins as well as anybody. A major reference.
     Greek Thessaly (437)
5  (2011, Oct. 25)   167 ancients plus 102 European medals. HV. HQP. 110 G, 14 RR including 1 Italian Social War, 32 RI, 11 Byz gold.
6  (2012, May 8)  HV and VHV. VHQP. 200 ancients. 126 G, 3 RR, 68 RI and VHQ RP, 3 Byz. 
7 (2013, May 15) 218 ancients. HV and VQP. 153 G, 4 RR, 47 RI, 14 Byz. 

8 (2013, Oct. 22)  255 ancients. HV. HQP.


Numismatic and Ancient Art Gallery AG (Zurich)

7  (1991, April 11)  240 ancients on 8 ppl, 4 British and 236 Greek, including many AR fractions, on 8 ppl.  This catalog is primarily of high-value antiquities: 136 cylinder and stamp seals, 70 jewelry, 40 beads, 30 glass, 30 amulets, 9 wood, bone and ivory, 22 stone sculpture, 30 bronzes, 14 terra cotta, 13 vases, 5 mosaics. 
    Greek AR fractions (c. 100)


"The Numismatic Auction" NewYork -- (a short run of three high-quality auctions 1982-1985) see TradArt.



NFA = Numismatic Fine Arts (Los Angeles, California)
First, the beautiful catalogs in unusual horizontal format  (9" high by 10" wide), unless noted otherwise. Generally with substantial paragraphs on each coin. Often VHQP, sometimes HQP.  For their vertical format MQP catalogs (generally of lower quality), see below.
1  (3/75)  "Santa Barbara Museum of Art" VHV. HQP. 467 ancients. 272 G, 203 R, 42 Byz.
(3/76)  HV. VHQP. 605 ancients. 338 G, 157 R, 110 Byz. An additional 7 ppl of enlargements
    early electrum, 8 Axumite
3  (3/76)  "Judean and Biblical Coins"  A specialized collection of Judean and Biblical Coins. MQP. 162 coins. Thin catalog, with short descriptions. Most, but not all, coins on 8 B&W ppl.
    Jewish, Holy Land
4  (3/77)  MV. VHVP. 841 ancients, most extensively described. Thick catalog. 461 G, 285 R, 95 Byz.  6 additional ppl of enlargements.
5  (2/78)  HV. VHQP. 600 ancients. 348 G, 234 R, 18 Byz. Few comments beyond the full description. Additional 5 ppl of enlargements.
6  (2/79)  HV. VHQP. 1031 ancients. Thick. Most coins have a paragraph of comment.  436 G, 554 G, 41 Byz. Additional 3 color ppl.
    Syrian tetradrachms
8  (6/80)  "Greek Coins from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston."  VHV. VHQP. 406 Greek coins extensively described with a paragraph of commentary on many.  Some enlargements throughout.
    Greek
10  (9/81)  VHV. VHQP. 508 ancients. 261 G, 176 R, 71 Byz.  8 additional ppl of enlargements.
12  (3/83)  HV. VHQP. 522 ancients. Thick catalog. Most coins have sentences or short paragraphs about them.
    114 G, 408 R.  (Almost all the Roman coins are imperial.)
    Additional 20 ppl of enlargements, plus a couple of huge enlargements, plus one color ppl.
NFA
(5/84) [#13, unnumbered, joint with Leu] was the Garrett Collection, part I. (5/84) HV. HQP. Vertical-format thick catalog with 335 ancients among 1419 on 32 ppl plus 11 ppl of enlargements (among many plates). Includes 40 pages of a biography of Garrett. About 1/3 the catalog pages are devoted to ancients. 56 RR aes grave, 49 RR (including an EF EID MAR), 230 RI.
     aes grave RR (56), Zodiac drachms of Roman Egypt (12)
1984, Oct. 16-18. "Garrett Collection Part II" joint with Leu (this does not seem to fit in the NFA numbering sequence, but I have put it here because it looks more like an NFA than Leu catalog. VHV. VHQP. Huge catalog in vertical format over an inch thick with many non-ancient coins. 477 ancients. 334 G, 57 R, 37 Byz. 206 DA, plus 39 Carolingian and 32 Anglo Saxon. 28 ppl of ancients plus 3 enlargements. 9 ppl of Dark Ages.
    late Roman rarities and medallions, Dark Ages (206)
14  (11/84)  HV. VHQP. 593 ancients. 273 G, 317 R, 2 Byz. (plus some large lots). Plus 9 ppl of enlagements and 1 color ppl.  
[#15, unnumbered] Garrett III (3/85) MV. MQP. 529 ancients (Very thick - only 1/4 ancients) 168 G, 300 R, 50 Byz. On 20 ppl.
16  (12/85)  HV. HQP. 567 ancients. 296 G, 271 R.  Plus 11 ppl of enlargements and one huge enlargement of one side.
18  (March 31 and April 1, 1987, in two parts) VHV. VHQP. Two thick volumes.
    Part I:  "Ancient Greek coins and coins of the Seleucid Kings"  402 G. Very extensive commenary on many. Spectacular catalog.  Plus many enlarged in the text plus 2 ppl in color plus two ppl of a single coin hugely enlarged.
    Seleucid (Seleukid) Greek
    Part II:  "Roman and Byzantine"  591 ancients. 208 R, 383 Byz. Very extensive commenary on many. Spectacular catalog.  Plus many enlarged in the text plus 1 color ppl.
    Byzantine gold
20  (3/88)  VHV. VHQP.  829 ancients. Thick catalog. Most with extensive commentary. 221 G, 608 R, including a gold quinarius of Trajan, 14 silver quinarii and 4 of the tetrarchy. Spectacular catalog.
    rare late Roman emperors
22  (6/89)  VHV. VHQP.  386 ancients. Thick catalog. 215 G, 171 R. The finest and rarest Roman gold.
    Many coins enlarged or greatly enlarged. Very long commentaries. Spectacular. Unfortunately, some of the Roman gold, including the cover coin, was later declared to be some of the finest forgeries of all time.
    Roman gold. Major Greek
NFA
25  (11/90) VHV.  VHQP.  511 ancients. 294 G, 216 R, 1 Byz.
25 1/2  An unnumbered issue after #25 and before #26: "Julius Caesar and his legacy" VHV. VHQP. 155 R. Vertical format. Life size photos and most coins also enlarged triple in B&W, plus 2 color E, plus 3 gold coins enlarged on one side to a full page. Many coins receive a full page of commentary, with interesting Sear-like paragraphs about the emperors. This sale was held in Las Vegas and marketed to very wealthy novices. Wonderful coins in highest condition including many important rarities.  A spectacular (and rare) catalog.
26  (8/91)  "ANA Centennial Sale" VHV. HQP. Vertical format. 387 ancients. 189 G, 198 R. Plus 9 ppl of enlargements and 2 ppl of color, plus one coin hugely enlarged.
        Roman gold and late Roman gold
27  (12/91)  VHV. VHQP. 662 ancients. 88 G, 574 R.  Plus 8 ppl of enlargements plus some enlargements throughout plus 4 ppl of single-sided huge color enlargements. Spectacular!
    Roman Republican AR (426)
30  (12/92)  VHV. VHQP. 320 ancients. Some with paragraphs of commentary.  186 G, 134 R.
    Plus 14 ppl of enlargements, plus 5 color ppl of enlargements, plus 3 ppl of single-coin huge enlargements.

NFA = Numismatic Fine Arts
(continued from above)
(Vertical format and mail-bid sale, typically MQP)
Here are listed the quality NFA catalogs in the common vertical format. Most have complete coin descriptions, but little additional commentary.
7  (12/79)  MV. MQP. 655 ancients. 353 G, 256 R, 46 Byz. 38 ppl.  Thorough descriptions. Few extra comments.
(12/80)  MV, MQP. 673 ancients.  360 G, 303 R, 10 Byz.  Additional 2 ppl of enlargements.
10 1/2 Unnumbered after #10 (1/82) "Winter mail-bid sale"  MV. MQP. 465 ancients. 299 G, 168 R including 6 RI quinarii, 8 Byz.  22 ppl + 4 ppl of antiquities.
11  (12/82)  MV. MQP.  605 ancients.  289 G, 263 R, 53 Byz.
15  [not numbered] (10/84) "Garrett", with Leu.
unnumbered #17  (6/86)  "Summer mail-bid sale" MV. MQP. 1152 ancients. 558 G, 555 R, 40 Byz. 52 ppl.
unnumbered #19  (12/87) "Winter mail-bid sale" MV. MQP. 1030 ancients. 522 G., 422 R including 9 RI quinarii, 79 Byz.
    electrum (62)
21  (10/88)  "Fall mail-bid sale" MV. MQP. 1167 ancients. 584 G, 514 R, 19 Byz.  44 ppl.
23  (12/89)  "Winter mail-bid sale"  MV. MQP.  1385 ancients, not all photographed. 840 G, 407 R, 118 Byz, 12 DA including 8 Visigothic.  54 ppl.
24  (10/90)  "Fall mail-bid sale 1990" MV. MQP. 2656 ancients. 1051 G, 1441 R, 7 DA, 82 Byz. 100 ppl(!) plus 5 ppl of enlargements. Huge 1" thick. An excellent resource.
    Roman Egypt (232), Republican (372), brockages (47)
28  (4/92)  MW. MQP. "Spring mail-bid sale" 1544 ancients. 550 Jewish and related, 96 Celtic, 308 G, 486 R, 77 Byz.
    Jewish and related (550), Celtic (96)
29  (1992 ANA, 8/92)  HV. MQP. 491 ancients. 242 G, 215 R, 26 Byz, 4 DA. ppl interleaved.
30 (12/92)  VHV. VHQP.  330 ancients. 186 G, 134 R.
    Roman gold, late Roman gold medallions (6)
NFA
31 (3/93) "Spring mail-bid sale"  MV. MP. 1404 ancients. 413 G, 349+466 = 815 R, 119 Byz. 50 ppl plus 3 ppl of enlargements.
32 (6/93)  HV. MQP. 371 ancients. 137 G, 129 Jewish and related, 105 R.
    Jewish and related
32 1/2  "Summer buy-or-bid"  (9/93) Not numbered, but after #32 and before #33. No PR issued. MV. Low QP for NFA.
    859 lots of ancients, many multiples of common coins.  371 G, 421 R, 33 Byz.
    Larissa, Gaza mint imitations of Athens tetradrachms
33 (5/94)  "Spring 1994 mail bid sale" MV. MQP. 1895 ancients. 339+228 = 567 G, 400+263 = 663 R, 156+172 = 328 Byz.  Oddly each series is in two places, separated by a number of large lots. 83 ppl plus 4 ppl of enlargements. No PR issued.
[This completes the NFA series]  
Numismatica Genevensis (Geneva, Switzerland)

Numismatica Genevensis (Geneva, Switzerland)

5  (2008, Dec. 2-3).  VHV. VHQP.  Hardcover. 355 high and very high value ancients among 1496 lots. 11 Celtic, 150 G, 47 RR, 135 RI, 4 Byz, 1 DA, 7 Arabic. (Includes numerous gold medallions and the most expensive ancient coin of all time, the famous Hadrian sestertius which sold for $2,000,000. 26 pieces with PRs in 6 digits)
6 (2010, Nov 30-Dec 1) 304 ancients among 1060. VHV. HQP. 125 G, 22 RR, 102 RI, 14 Byz, 22 lots of multiple gold pieces, 20 Arabic  (11 ancients sold above 100,000 Swiss Franks)
7  (2012, Nov. 27-28) VHV. HQP. 452 ancients among 1907 in a massive catalog 1" thick. HV. HQP. A complete set of early Arabic Umayyad gold dinars illustrated AH 77-132.

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NAC (Numismatica Ars Classica) named or numbered sales (Lettered sales are below). Zurich and London.
    Very high quality to high quality presentation. Catalogs 1 and 2 are in German, the others in English.
    All PRs are on-line in pdf format: http://www.arsclassicacoins.com/auction.htm
Named sales:
"Arcadius to Constantine XI"  (5/93)  HV. VHQP. A specialized collection of Byzantine and related coinages, in English
    29 late Roman, 492 Byz (mostly gold), 31 Vandal, 12 other DA, 31 Papal-Byzantine silver
    37 ppl, Papal-Byzantine life-sized and 2x in B&W, plus 5 ppl of very large enlargements. 4 additional ppl of color enlargements
    Byzantine gold, late Roman gold, Vandal, Papal-Byzantine silver
    This is the primary offering of Papal-Byzantine silver, with the hoard throughly written up and extensively expounded.
"The Gilbert Steinberg Collection" (11/94) A major collection of Roman coins, in English.  VHQP.
    883 HV Roman coins. 783 R, 100 RP. 7 additional color ppl and 3 ppl of enlargements.
"Roman Imperial Sestertii: The Friedrich Collection" (4/95) MV. MQP. 960 R sestertii on 72 ppl. A huge collection of sestertii, many in affordable grades. A remarkably complete listing.
    sestertii (960)
"Autumn Sale 95"  (26-27 Oct. 1995) HV. MQP. 939 ancients among 1609 on 48 ppl + 1 color E among 96 ppl + 8 color E.
    261 G, 536 R, 51 DA, 187 Byz.
    Dark ages (51)

Numbered sales:
1  (3/89)  HV. HQP. 1039 ancients on 59 ppl + 2 color ppl (+ 26 ppl and 2 color of medals). 253 G, 291 Spanish RP, 484 R, 8 DA, 2 Byz.  [The first two are in German]
    Spanish Roman provincial (291)
2  (2/90)  HV. VHQP. 916 ancients on 58 ppl + 6 E + 12 color ppl.  241 G, 674 R. [The first two are in German]
3  (1990, Sept. 17) HV. MQP.  235 ancients and DA among 1152 on 12 ppl among 66 ppl and on 1/2 color E among 3 color E.  136 Byzantine, 24 West Goths and Ostrogothic, 2 Lombards, 10 Beneventum, 9 Visigoths, 18 Normans in Sicily
    Dark Ages (100) 
[With number 4 the catalogs are in English]
NAC
4  (2/91) HV. VHQP. 474 ancients on 29 ppl + 3 E + 7 ppl in color. 174 G, 300 R.
5  (2/92)  634 ancients on 70 ppl + 6 E + 13 ppl in color. 170 G, 79 aes grave, 371 R, 13 Byz
    Aes grave (79 on 20 ppl)
6  (3/93)  HV. HQP. 549 ancients on 46 ppl + 8 in color. 201 G. 346 R.
7  (3/94)  HV. VHQP.  891 ancients on 78 ppl + 3 E + 8 ppl in color.  143 Etruscan, 107 G, 207 Italian aes grave, 84 RR struck AE, 374 R.
    Etruscan (143), Italian aes grave (207)
**** See also Spink for some Joint sales in 1994 ***
8
  (1995, April 3)  HV. VHQP.  981 ancients on 68 ppl + 12 E + 8 color E.  451 G, 279 Republican AR and AE, 246 Roman imperial
    Roman Republican AE (100), Greek AE of Italy (148)
9  (1996, April 16)  VHV. VHQP. 965 on 85 ppl + 8 E + 12 color E.  352 G, 180 aes grave, 230 R Republican, 190 R imperial
    Republican, aes grave (180 on 28 ppl)
10  (1997, April 9)  VHV. VHQP. 819 ancients on 70 ppl + 12 E + 16 color E. 265 G, 117 aes grave, 21 medallions, 15 contorniates, 328 R, 30 Byz, 48 Beneventum
    aes grave (117 on 19 ppl), Roman medallions (21), contorniates (15), Beneventum (48)
11  (1998, April 29)  HV. VHQP. 639 ancients on 53 ppl + 5 E + 16 color E. 120 G, 221 Roman Republican, 230 Roman imperial, 27 Byz, 20 DA.
    Roman Republican (221)
[12 is a collection of coins from medival and later Italian mints -- not ancients]
NAC
13 (1998, Oct. 8)  "Greek Coins of Magna Graecia" VHV. VHQP. "It may be confidently stated that this collection represents the most impressive and complete array of coinage from Magna Graecia and Sicily ever brought to public auction." 575 ancient Greek illustrated throughout + 32 color E.  Spectacular!
    Greek
[14 is a huge and spectacular collection of coins of the Popes and Italian and Spanish mints -- not ancients]
15  (1999, May 18)  HV. VHQP.  589 ancients on 53 ppl + 4 E + 23 color. 237RR, 322 RI including 13 quinarii of Probus and later, 30 Byz.  
    Roman imperial  
[16  is not ancients, rather Italian, Spanish, huge 128 B&W plates plus XXX color plates! ]
[17  was never issued]
18  (2000, March 29)  VHV. VHQP. 789 ancients + 28 ppl of color E + occasional enlargements within. 266 G, 521 R, 1 Byz.  
There are several very early Greek coins with incuse reverses (from Metapontum, Sybaris, Poseidonia and Croton). There are 13 Syracuse Tetradrachms and a beautiful Syracuse Dekadrachm signed by the master celator Euainetos; dozens of gold and electrum coins from Lydia/Ionia. There is an excellent series of 260 Roman Republic including an extremely rare gold aureus (1 of only 5 known) of the moving mint of Cassius and Brutus, a unique EF medallion of Hadrian, and a superb unique gold 2 solidi medallion of Valentinian (Ex Sotheby’s Hunt Collection Sale). There are many imperial coins in the $5,000 to $40,000 range. 

    Roman imperial rarities (among 521)  
[19 (2000, Nov. 2) is Spanish coins, not ancients.]  
[20 is Italian and Venice, not ancients] 

21  (2001, May 17)  VHV. VHQP.  628 ancients + 28 ppl of color E + occasional enlargements within. 140 G, 468 R, 19 Byz, 1 DA.
    Another gorgeous NAC catalog.

28 color plates of enlargements of 184 of most exceptional coins, with many images over 3 inches in diameter.  Every one of the coins is fully described in English, and many have extended scholarly discussions of the numismatic, social and historical background of the individual coins.  Many coins are unique, finest known, or one of only two known.  There is an EF Denarius of Julius Caesar "possibly the finest known specimen" estimated at $22,000; an EF Sestertius of Drusus "among the finest known" at $30,000; an EF Quinarius of Aelius "only two specimens known" at $48,000; an EF Aureus of Caracalla at $56,000; a unique 2 Aureus Medallion of Maximinus at $150,000; and a 2 ½ Solidi Medallion of Valens "Finest Specimen Known" at $280,000. Its sections are stitched together, not just glued! It has a heavy card stock cover, and the pages are printed on quality paper.

NAC
23  (2002, March 19)  VHV. VHQP. 753 ancients illustrated in the text with most also enlarged there, and an additional 31 ppl of color enlargements. Wow!  314 G, 417 R, 18 Byz, 1 DA.  Spectacular! 

****
24  (2002, Dec. 5)  VHV. VHQP. Hardcover. 452 of the finest Roman gold coins and gold medallions from BC 46 to 1067 AD. Spectacular! All pages in color. All coins with at least one side enlarged in color. Mostly two or three coins per page with extensive pedigrees and writeups. This may be the highest quality catalog of all time for Roman coins, and certainly has the finest group of Roman gold formed in the last century. It says, in gold lettering on the cover and dustjacket, a "Higly [sic] Important" collection -- a spelling pun. The seller, not named in the introduction, was Lord Higly!

    Roman gold and gold medallions (452)
25   (2003, June 25)
VHV. VHQP. 799 ancients, all pages in color and most coins also englarged in color, including "An important collection of Visigothic coins." Totally spectacular!  207 G, 28 aes grave, 103 RR, 289 RI, 16 Byz, 157 DA (Visigothic)
    Visigothic Dark Ages (157)

[26 (June 27, 2003) is Italian, Napolean, world, not ancients]
27  (May 12, 2004)  VHV. VHQP.  555 ancients, all in color and almost all with enlargements in color.  204 G, 86 RR (including an EID MAR in gold), 250 RI (including 7 AE medallions and 3 multiple solidi),  14 Byz, and 1 Arab-Byz of Scythopolis.
[28  (Jan. 31, 2005)  Hapsberg [not ancients] 
29   (May 11, 2005)  HV, VHQP.  748 ancients, all in color and almost all with color enlargements throughout. 243 G, 186 RR, 245 RI, 73 Byz.   
This is top quality for everything!  Maybe I can single out the Republican collection (including a nice EID Mar denarius) as outstanding, but so is the rest.
[30  no ancients]
31  (2005, Oct. 26) "An Important Collection of Roman Gold Coins. Property of an American Collector" 176 spectacular Roman gold coins, all in color and all enlarged in color. 10 R, 25 from the 12 Caesars, 32 second C through Pertinax, 50 from Severans to before the tetrarchy, 40 tetrarchy through family of Constantine (including medallions), 19 later Roman.
    Roman gold coins (176) many of the highest desirability
[32  (2006, Jan 23) Italian, no ancients]
33   (2006, April 5)  VHV. VHQP. 696 ancients, all in color and enlarged in color. 184 G, 208 RR, 247 RI, 49 Byz AV, 6 DA.  Totally gorgeous expensive coins!  25 with 6-digit PRs!  (and many other very-high-value coins.
   Roman Republican (208)
34  (2006, Nov. 21) "An Important Collection of Roman Gold Coins" VHV. VHQP.  255 Roman gold coins, including a Brutus portrait piece, Pescennius Niger, and many other spectacular coins. It goes chronologically throught the emperors twice, as part I and part II: 6+2 Republican, 10+26 twelve Caesars, 21+24 second C through Pescennius Niger, 36+23 Severans to the tetrarchy, 21+15 tetrarchy through family of Constantine, 28+12 later Roman.
   Roman gold (255) many of the highest desirability
38
 (2007, March 21) "Collection of Roman Coins by a Connoisseur of Portraiture"  VHV. VHQP.  304 Roman imperial portrait coins of most of the emperors through Romulus Augustus, about half in gold and half in silver or bronze. Many are spectacular, with 16 reaching 6-figure PRs, and many more 5 figures. Surprisingly, some coins were not amazing and 29 went below 300 Swiss Francs. 
    Roman gold (many of highest desirability)
39 (2007, May 16) "The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part I".  VHV. VHQP. 204 ancients. 84 G, 8 RR, 113 RI.
40 (2007, May 16) VHV, VHQP. 947 ancient coins, all in color and almost all also enlarged in color.  271 G, 35 Jewish (Most not highest quality), 31 Roman imperial with Jewish reference (some of the highest quality), 23 Italian Aes, 265 RR,  291 RI, 26 Byz, 5 DA
    Jewish related Roman imperial (31), Italian Aes (23), Roman Republican (265), Roman imperial rarities (265)
41  (2007, Nov. 2) VHQ. VHQP. 146 ancients.  7 G gold, 28 VHQ RR including 12 gold, 109 RI mostly gold.
42  (2007, Nov. 20) "The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part II-III" Part 2: VHV-MV: 146 RI, Severus Alexander and later, many of them gold but a few common RI in super condtion, plus 1 Byz Constantine XI. Part III: HV-MV: 26 RR, 179 RI.
44 (2007, Nov. 26)  MV. VHQP. 125 ancients among 1005. All in color and all also enlarged in color.  115 RR and 10 of Augustus. Unlike most NAC auctions, these ancients are not particularly special.
45
(2008, April 2) "The Barry Feirstein Collection of Ancient Coins, Part IV".  VHV. VHQP. 147 ancients. 59 RR (including an EID MAR in gold) and 88 RI up to Macrinus.
46 (2008, April 2) HV. VHQP. 1059 ancients. All in color and most enlarged in color. The coins are grouped in two parts. The first part has all enlarged and, on average, high to very high quality coins. The second part none enlarged with HV coins.  163+126 G, 12 Italian aes, 138+62 RR, 289+231 RI, 4+25 Byz, 4 DA.  This auction has many spectacular coins of the highest desirability. 
48  (2008, Oct. 21) "A remarkable selection of Greek silver" VHV. VHQP. 111 ancient Greek coins, all in color and all with at least one side enlarged. 
    Greek (111) many of highest desirability
49  (2008, Oct. 21) "An interesting selection of Roman gold coins from the B. d. B. collection" VHV. VHQP. 422 Roman gold coins including 4 RR.  All illustrated in color and most also x2, throughout. 
    Roman gold (422) 
51  (2009, March 5)  1127 ancient coins. VHV. VHQP.  "Featuring the William James Conte collection of Roman sestertii and bronze and silver medallions, part I." 132 RR, 329 RI including 45 of the very highest quality Roman sestertii, 14 Byz, 2 DA gold, 203 G, 119 RR, 308 RI, 20 Byz, 2 DA gold (there are two separate sections with Roman coins)  This includes the 460,000+16.5% Swiss frank Caligula sestertius which I think is the best extant sestertius (better than the $2,000,000 Hadrian).
    sestertii (45+ others)
(2009, no specific date) VHV. VHQP. "The William James Conte Collection" of highest-quality sestertii. This looks like the other NAC catalogs, but is not a sale. It is a slim volume publishing just the 46 sestertii and medallions from this collection in one place, with one coin or medallion per page. These are ancient coins of the very highest quality, wonderfully photographed and described. The NAC sale in which they were sold is given (NAC 51 and Fall 2009).
52 (2009, Oct. 7)  1208 ancients.  "Featuring the William James Conte Collection of Roman sesertii and bronze and silver medallions pat II" (which are only a small fraction of this thick catalog). Many Roman gold coins. 200 G, 101 RR, 369 RI, 45 Byz, 4 DA, (same catalog, part II, lower quality and less space per coin): 74 G, 115 RR, 296 RI, 4 Byz
54 (2010,  March 24) VHV. VHQP. 1350 ancients in two groups, the first 666 of the highest quality and the rest just very nice. Group 1: 145 G, 142 RR, 379 RI, 1 DA. Group 2: 1 Celtic, 226 G, 95 RR, 350 RI, 4 contorniates, 5 Byz gold, 2 DA.
(2010, no specific date) VHV. VHQP. "The Luc Girard Collection of Roman sesertii" A selection of splendid sesterii sold in Sale 54 on 39 pages, with two or three per page. This looks like the other NAC catalogs, but is not a sale. It is a slim volume publishing 82 sestertii from this collection in one place, citing the lot number from sale 54. These are ancient coins of the very highest quality, wonderfully photographed and described.
55 (2010, Oct. 8) "The BCD Collection, Lokris - Phokis" Hardcover. Superb reference work, written by BCD himself, with very extensive commentary and extremely thorough coverage of this narrow area of Greek coinage. The definitive work. 475 lots, many with multiple coins. Many lots have the finest known of the silver type, or are some copper rarity, or have something else special to recommend them. BCD was as complete with respect to copper as he was with respect to silver. Magnificent, not for end-to-end highly valuable coins (although some are), but for its value as a scholarly reference work.
    Greek Lokris and Phokis (475)
56
(2010, Oct. 8) HV. HQP. 404 ancients and 142 early medieval, all in color and most enlarged. 44 late Roman gold, 51 DA, 290 Byz (some E and AR), 13 crusader, 22 Bulgarian, 122 early medieval, 3 Turkoman, 2 Huns, 4 Axum
    Late Roman gold, Germanic migrations Dark Ages, Byzantine, and early medieval
    57  not ancients, rather Italian
    58
(2011, April 4) not ancients!  "The Restelli Collection:  Coins and Medals from the Knights of St. John (Rhodes and Malta) 476 lots. Not ancients.
59
(2011, April 4-5) 1697 Ancients (a massive catalog) in one volume in two parts, the first VHV and VHQP and the second MV and MQP.   1 Celtic, 184 G, 11 Italian cast, 189 RR, 339 RI, 58 Byz almost all gold, 2 DA. HQP: 12 Philistian, 16 Samarian, 155 Jewish-Holy Land, 38 RR brockages. 40 RI brockages,  Part II: 2 Italian cast, 196 G, 94 RR, 339 RI, 21 Byz.
   Philistian (12), Samarian (16), Brockages (38 RR and 40 RI), 155 Jewish and Holy Land

    60
not ancients, rather Italian.
61
(2011, Oct. 5-6) HV. HQP. 1220 Roman Republican, "The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part I." 1220 RR, many AE. Very high quality and many rarities, including 14 Italian of the Social War. Spectacular! 
   Roman Republican (1220), Italian of the Social War (14)
62 (2011, Oct. 6) "The S. C. Markoff Collection of Roman Coins" 133 Roman coins. VHV. VHQP.  13 RR including EID MAR and Labienus, 120 RI as a run of wonderful portrait pieces, one coin of the very highest quality of each of the emperors, including the rarities and some medallions. Some of each metal. 
63 (2012, May 17) 608 Roman Republican, "The RBW Collection of Roman Republican Coins, Part II."608 RR, very high quality and many rarities.
    Roman Republican (608)
64 (2012, May 17-18) 2233 ancients. HV and VHV. A very thick catalog with two sections of Greek through Roman coins, listed individually here. 252 G, "J. N. collection of Roman Republican coins" including 71 RR cast AE and 62 RR, 380 RI, 4 DA, 19 Byz, "Paulo Leito collection of coins of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain)" 56, ("A collection of coins of the Levant and Jewish coins" including Philistia 87, Samaria 77, fractional AR of Judah 75, Jewish 100, Nabatean silver 6, Holy Land city coins 111), 290 G, 80 RR, 428 RI, 65 Byz.
     "A collection of coins of the Levant and Jewish coins" including Philistia 87, Samaria 77, fractional AR of Judah 75, Jewish 100, Nabatean silver 6, Holy Land city coins 111, Roman Republican cast AE    
66
(2012, Oct. 17)  "An Important Series of Greek Coins" Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 84 Greek coins formerly in the Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection.
67 (2012, Oct.. 17) "The Archer M. Huntingon Collection of Roman Gold Coins, Part I" (These are coins formerly housed with the ANS in New York) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 327 Roman gold coins. 6 RR, 152 IR, and 3 DA of very high quality, followed by 1 RR, 149 RI, 17 Byz.

70 (2013, May 16) "The Collection of Roman Republican Coins of a Student and his Mentor" (part 1 of 3) VHV. HQP. 200 outstanding Roman Republican coins, including gold and many of the highest desirability.
    Roman Republican (200)
71 (2013, May 16) "The Archer M. Huntington Collection of Roman Gold Coins, Part II" VHV. VHQP. 80 Roman gold coins.
    Roman gold (80)

72  (2013, May 16-17)  1476 ancients in two parts. 570 HV and HQP followed by 906 MV and MQP. 115 G, 163 RR "JD Collection, part II, session 1" (part I was NAC 64), 247 RI, 149 G, 367 RR (JD collection, session 2) including 28 Marc Antony galley, 52 more RR, 380 RI including 3 contorniates, 4 DA.
   Marc Antony galley (28)
73  (2013, Nov. 18) HV. VHQP. "Collection of Roman Republican Coins of Student and his Mentor, part II" 277 Roman Republican coins,, some extremely high value.
    Roman Republican (277)
74  (2013, Nov. 18, joint with TradArt) VHV. VHQP (in TradArt large format, as opposed to the usual NAC cream-color catalog). 45 extremely high value ancient coins, each on two pages. 20 G, 2RR, 22 RI, 1 Celtic gold.
75  (2013, Nov. 18)  "An Important Series of Late Roman and Byzantine Coins" 618 ancients. 83 late Roman, mostly gold and including the very rare emperors, 44 outstanding DA (including 9 Gepids and 12 Visigoths) 491 Byz, mostly gold with some silver and a few copper
    Late Roman and Byzantine (618)

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NAC (continued) lettered sales. All MV, usually with some very expensive coins, too. MQP. Excellent photographs (after sale A). Very brief identifications, all in English. Most have a large number of interesting Roman coins.
A  (2/91)  1152 ancients on 53 ppl. Photograph quality below typical later high standard (contrast too high).
    45 Celtic, 541 G, 490 R, 7 contorniate, 23 Byz.
B  (2/92)  1382 ancients among 1516 on 75 ppl (+ 58 medieval Armenian) among 82 ppl. [Picture quality up to a fine standard here and after.] 580 G, 719 R, 24 DA, 60 Byz
    medieval Armenian (58)
C  (3/93)  1110 ancients on 64 ppl.  457 G, 18 Kings of the Bosporus in electrum, 634 R.
    Kings of the Bosporus in electrum (18)
D  (3/94)  1329 ancients on 65 ppl.  623 G, 542 R, 166 Byz
    Byzantine (166, including AE)
E  (4/95)  1313 ancients among 1389 on 62 ppl among 67 ppl.  614 G, 698 R, 30 crusader.
    Roman Republican struck AE (77), Greek AE of Italy (190)
F  (4/96)  728 ancients on 39 ppl. 303 G, 402 R, 23 Byz.
    Roman Republican struck AE (56)
G  (4/97)  997 ancients on 53 ppl (+ 10 ppl of  large lots).  270 G, 710 R, 57 Byz.
NAC
H  (4/98)  1325 ancients on 69 ppl + 21 ppl of large lots.  455 G, 802 R, 66 Byz
    Aes grave (5 ppl)
I  (5/99)  1433 ancients on 84 ppl + 1 ppl of large lots.  346 G, 1076 R, 4 DA, 7 Byz.
    [no J]
K (2000, March 3) 1118 ancients on 72 ppl. 387 G, 26 aes grave on 5 ppl, 104 RR, 45 Augustus, 561 RI, 3 contorniates, 4Byz
    Augustus (45)
L
  (5/01)  1172 ancients on 69 ppl. 424 G, 706 R, 44 Byz.
M  (3/02)  906 MV ancients on 54 ppl.  401 G, 452 R, 53 Byz, 1 DA. 
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N (6/03)  1251 ancients and 20 large lots 83 + 3 ppl. 397 G, 43 RR aes grave, 226 RR, 538 RI, 42 Byz, 3 DA.
O  (May 13, 2004)  1172 ancients, illustrated throughout. The first 443 are "A selection of coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily from the A. D. M. Collection" (mostly modest pieces),  242 G, 121 RR, 323 RI  (many of them sestertii), 4 DA,  38 Byz.
    Magna Graecia and Sicily (443)
P
   (2005, May 12) 1261 ancients, illustrated throughout in B&W. The first 297 are "A selection of coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily from the A. D. M. Collection" (mostly modest pieces) 610 G, 240 RR, 357 RI, 49 Byz.
    Roman Republican (240)
Q  (2006, April 6) 1126 ancients, illustrated throughout in B&W. 464 G, 140 RR, 480 RI, 42 Byz.
R  (2007, May 17) 772 ancients, illustrated throughout in B&W. 246 G, 158 RR, 267 RI, 100 Byz.

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NAC and Spink Taisei  (Zurich) 11 1/4" by 8 1/2")
51  (1 June 1994) MV. MQP. 224 ancients among 1215 on 10 ppl among 45 ppl. 92 G, 112 R, 15 Byz.
52, part 2 (26-27 Oct 1994)  MV. MQP.  717 ancients among 1598 on 36 ppl + 7 ppl of early Italian (including DA such as Beneventum) among 82 ppl.
    early Italian DA

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Peus
Peus has put a bare description of each of their many back catalogs on line at:  http://www.peus-muenzen.de/auktionen/frueherekataloge.htm
Most catalogs are thick (even two volumes, which will be noted), often with 3000 lots and 150 page plates (one has 291 page plates!) covering coinage from "Antike bis Neuzeit" (antiquity to modern times). I have not seen them all, but I have seen quite a few that have several times as many non-ancient coins as ancient coins. Among other things, their descriptions often mention that the catalog has Persian and Islamic (Arabic) coins. From the ones I have seen, they are an outstanding source for coins of the region of Persia and for Islamic (Arabic) coins.  In many catalogs I have lumped Parthian and Sasanian in with Greek, but here I have decided to separate them out because the offerings are often so special.  If Peus offers Parthian or Sasanian coins, rest assured they are very good ones.
    This list is by no means complete for catalogs of ancients.  I have not seen many of the volumes with ancients.
271  (1969, Nov. 25)  553 ancients (only) on 28 ppl. 0 G, 73 RR, 400 RI, 82 Byz AV, 3 DA.
284  (1974, Dec. 9-10)  1388 ancients (only) on 62 ppl. 602 G, 144 RR, 479 RI, 153 Byz w. some AE, 11 DA.
301  (1981, May 25-27)  Two volumes. 1241 ancients among 2642 on 50 ppl among 143 ppl. 38 Spanish, 35 Parthian, 3 Characene, 14 Sas, 535 G, 129 RR, 342 RI, 99 Byz 5 DA, 2 crusader.
304  (1982, March 16-18)  Two volumes.  611 ancients among 2024 on 24 ppl of ancients among 112 ppl.  195 G, 91 RR, 229 RI, 73 Byz, 11 DA, 8 Carolingian.
330  (1991, April 24-26)  Two volumes. 1100 ancients among 2929 on 45 ppl among 124 ppl. 230 G, 263 RI, 43 Byz, and a collection of 565 RR.
    Roman Republican (565)
322  (1988, Nov. 1). MV. MQP. "Sammlung eines Fachgelehrten Munzen der Romischen Republik"  A thin catalog of 646 Roman Republican coins (only) on 26 ppl. Some AE, mostly denarii. Very nice, but not spectacular, coins.
    Roman Republican (646) 
323  (1988, Nov. 1-4)  Two volumes. 772 ancients among 3509 on 33 ppl among 153 ppl. 282 G, 63 Parthian, 35 Sas, 0 RR, 363 RI, 28 Byz, 2 DA.
332
 (1991, Oct. 23-28) Two volumes. 685 ancients among 3434 on 32 ppl among 145 ppl. 333 G, 60 RR, 265 RI, 26 Byz.
334  (1992, Nov. 4)  "Collection F.S. and Colelction G.F." 1240 ancients (only) on 55 ppl. 614 G, 7 Persis, 75 Parthian, 27 Sas, 60 RR, 380 RI, 137 Byz.
337  (1993, Nov. 3-9)  Two volumes. 660 ancients among 3761 on 30 ppl among 186 ppl. 195 G, 7 Persis, 52 Parthian, 18 Sas, 27 RR, 318 RI, 29 Byz, 9 DA, 7 Paduans.
338  
(1994, April 27-29) MV. MQP.  820 ancients among 2661 on 35 ppl among 149 ppl.  46 Persis, 198 Parthian, 56 Sasanian, 223 G, 40 RR, 191 RI, 11 contorniates, 22 Byz, 14 DA, 20 Arab-Sasanian, 109 Arabic.
    Persis (46), Parthian (198), Sasanian (56), contorniates (11), Arab-Sasanian (20)
340
(1994, Nov. 2) "Nicholas V. Jamgochian Collection of Ancient Coins" 1258 ancients (only) on 56 ppl. 569 G, 51 Parthian, 2 Persis, 4 Elymais, 94 RR, 441 RI, 67 Byz. 
341
(1994, Nov. 3-4 does not emphasize ancients. One volume. 1 ppl Arab-Sas, 10 ppl Arabic, among 102 ppl.
343
(1995, April 26-28) Two volumes. 718 ancients among 2924 on 31 ppl plus 8 ppl Arabic among 157 ppl. 215 G, 18 Persis, 8 Elymais, 52 Parthian, 32 Sas, 17 RR, 367 RI including 196 late Roman Trier, 9 Arab-Sas, 12 Arab-Byz, plus 313 Arabic.
    late Roman AE of Trier (196)
345 (1995, Nov. 1-2)  Two volumes. 843 ancients among 3322 plus lots, on 35 ppl plus 7 Arabic ppl among 176 ppl.  155 G, 29 Samarian, all also enlarged, 41 Holy Land, 45 Parthian, 36 Sas, 60 Bactria, 127 Indo-Greek, 55 Indo-Skythian, 15 RR, 336 RI, 3 Arab-Sas, 3 Arab-Byz, 4 Arab pre Islam, 7 ppl Arabic.
    Samarian (29), all also enlarged
348  (1996, May 2-4)  Two volumes. 889 ancients among 3153 on 44 ppl among 149, plus 4 color ppl of ancients plus 14 ppl of Arabic. 235 G, 33 Persis, 97 Parthian, 15 Sas, 28 RR, 176 RI, plus 256 RI AE, 35 Byz, 13 DA, 11 Arab-Sas, 14 ppl Arabic, incl 4 Turkoman AE.
349  (1996, Nov. 2)  710 ancients among 3372 on 32 ppl plus 7 ppl of Arabic among 147 pp. 191 G, 52 Parthian, 41 Sas, 0 RR, 392 RI, 28 Byz, 4 DA, 7 ppl Arabic including 5 Turkoman AE.
351  (1997, April 23-25)  Two volumes. 1050 ancients among 2796, on 48 ppl plus 3 ppl Arabic among 163 ppl. 378 G, 50 Parthian, 33 Sas, 15 Bactria, 92 RR, 396 RI, 62 Byz AV, 8 DA.
357  (1998, Oct. 28-30)  Two volumes. "W. Wild Collection of Celtic Coins and a collection of Roman Trier"  1232 ancients plus 9 ppl Arabic among 4380 on 50 ppl among 203 ppl. 194 Celtic and Gallic, 147 G, 7 Persis, 19 Parthian, 9 Sas, 21 RR, 829 RI including 468 of Roman Trier, of which 14 are fractions, 40 stamp seals, 28 cylinder seals
    late Roman AE of Trier (468),  Celtic and Gallic (194)
360  (1999, April 27-30.  Two volumes. 821 ancients on 34 ppl and 10 ppl Arabic among about 6000 on 326 pages of text and 291 ppl. 145 Greek coins of Lycia "Sammlung T. Reuter", 80 G, 28 Persis, 5 Elymais, 33 Parthian, 25 Sas, 39 RR, 209 RI, 184 RP, 69 Byz
     Greek coins of Lycia "Sammlung T. Reuter" (145)
361  (1999, Nov. 3-6) Two volumes.  764 ancients among 5622 on 34 ppl among 191 ppl. 270 G, 15 Persis, 46 Parthian, 38 Sas, 150 RR, 198 RI, 20 Byz, 9 DA, plus 9 ppl of Arabic.
363
  (4/00)  "2500 years of Persian Coinage, Sammlungen Konsul Meyer and Prof. Gobl"  21 early Persian, 50 Persis, 18 Elymais, 126 Parthian, 144 Sasanian, 12 Iranian Huns, 247 Arab-Sasanaian (Wow!), 649 early Arabic (Wow! "One of the most important and extensive collections of the Islamic coinage of Persia in Europe"), on 54 ppl among 58.
    Persis (50), Elymais (18), Parthian (126), Sasanian (144), Iranian Huns (12), Arab-Sasanaian (247, wow!), 649 early Arabic (649, wow!)
**** acsearch and CoinArchives begin with auction 366
366 (25 Oct. 2000) "The Marcel Burstein collection of Roman Provincial Coins"  MV. MQP. 1619 ancients on 83 ppl plus 4 color ppl. 5 Celtic, 295 G, 861 RP (on 49 ppl), 98 RR, 327 RI, 28 Byz
    Roman Provincial (861 on 49 ppl)
368  (2001, April 25-28) Two volumes. 428 ancients among 4445 on 18 ppl among 183. 291 G, 7 Panticipaion, 29 Kings of the Bosporus, 20 Persis, 10 Elymais, 24 Parthian, 30 Sas, 8 Arab-Byz, 4 ppl Arabic including 6 Turkoman AE. 
    Kings of the Bosporus (29), quality Sasanian (30)
369
  (2001, Oct. 31) 1754 ancients and Arabic on 83 ppl.  274 G, 656 R, 88 Byz, 6 DA, 406 Roman Provincial of "Dr. Konrad Beck collection" + 15 ppl of Arabic and Turkoman (42).
    Roman provincial, including about half Roman Egypt (406)
371  (2002, April 24-26)  Two volumes.  28 ppl of ancients among 235 ppl.
372  (2002, Oct. 30)  1425 ancients and Arabic (only). Ancients on 54 ppl among 70 ppl. 469 G including many AR fractions, a collection of 121 electrum of Asia Minor, 41 Seleucid, 7 Persis, 118 Parthian (including many tetradrachms), 30 Sas, 23 Bactrian.
    electrum of Asia Minor (121), Parthian (many tetradrachms) (118), Greek AR fractions (many)
374
 (2003, April 23) 1269 ancients on 61 ppl plus 2 color ppl. MV. MQP. 139 G, 7 Elymais, 50 Parthian, 111 Sas, 247 RR (including 24 aes grave) 587 RI, 42 Byz AV, 1 Lombard, 101 Arabic and 70 lots.  Mentions an emphasis on "Women of the Caesars," but the emphasis is not very great.
****** Between 374 and 376 they changed formats. Instead of publishing a huge two-volume catalog (10 14/" by 7 3/4") with all kinds of coins in it, they began to publish a separate volume slightly larger, 11' by 8 1/4") for ancient and Arabic coins only. This is a great improvement for ancient-coin-catalog collectors, because now their shelf space is used much more efficiently. Earlier catalogs had 3/4 or more of the coins non-ancients, taking up a large amount of space.
****** Catalogs below are in the new, much-improved, format. Photographs are throughout. Generally MV, MQP.
376  (2003, 29-30 Oct.)  1248 ancient plus 171 Byz seals and 208 Arabic among 1627 lots. 90 Celtic. 470 G (including about 120 Greek fractions), 238 Parthian "Sammlung Derfler", 6 Sasanian, 21 North Africa, 0 RR, 274 RI, 148 Byz, 171 Byz seals, with very extensive comments
     Parthian (238), Byzantine seals (171), Greek fractions (120)
378  (2004, 28 April)  1195 ancients plus 259 Arabic among 1454 lots, illustrated throughout plus 2 color ppl. 303 G, 15 Parthian, 10 Sasanian, 4 Ptolemies, 75 RR, 567 RI, 207 RP (mostly nice and large), 25 Byz AV, 3 DA, 18 Arab-Sasanian, 241 Arabic.
380  (2004, Nov. 3)  975 ancients plus 218 Arabic among 1210, illustrated throughout plus 2 color ppl, many enlargements. 42 Celtic, 583 Greek ("A collection of a Pfalzer Physician") 14 Persis, 15 Sas, 58 RR, 274 RI, 16 Arab-Sas, 218 Arabic.
382  (2005, April 26)  874 ancients, illustrated throughout, plus 2 color ppl. 241 G, 27 Parthian, 9 Sas, 90 RR, 285 RI, 66 RP, 38 Byz AV, 15 Crusader AR, 11 Arab-Sas, 2 Arab-Byz, 140 Arabic, and the library of Prof. Dr. Peter Robert Franke.
****** Catalogs below are now with High Quality Presentation, HQP, because illustrations are all in color, throughout.
384 (2005, Nov. 2) MV. HQP.  950 ancients plus 152 Arabic, all in color, illustrated throughout, some color enlargements.  8 Cletic, 350 G, 16 Persis, 3 Elymais, 53 Parthian, 53 Sas, 70 RR, 244 RI, 123 RP, 30 Byz AV, 9 Arab-Sas,  152 Arabic plus some later Islamic.
386  (2006, April 26)  MV, HQP. 928 ancients plus 239 Arabic.  All in color plus some enlargements. 315 G, 9 pre-Islamic Arabia, 59 Persis, 14 Elymais, 63 Parthia, 19 Sas, 185 RR, 221 RI, 43 Byz.
    Persis (59)
388  (2006, Nov. 1)  1244 ancients and 241 Arabic, all in color. 222 G, 54 Persis, 458 Parthian, 16 Sas, 12 Central Asia, 276 RR, 118 RI, 29 Byz, 7 DA, 27 Arab-Sas.
    Persis (54), Parthian (458), Roman Republican (276)
390
392
 (2007, May 4)  612 ancients plus 232 Arabic plus 136 later Islamic among 980.  MHV. HQP. A few enlargements. 414 G, 61 RR, 129 RI, 8 Byz, 14 Arab-Sas, 158 Arabic
393  (2007, Oct. 31) 739 ancients and 181 Arabic. 34 Celtic, 308 G, 15 Persis, 3 Elymais, 41 Parthian, 7 Hunnic, 91 RR, 200 RI, 30 Byz, 11 DA, 181 Arabic.
395  (2008, May 7-9)  410 ancients plus 42 Sasanian seals plus 143 Arabic among 3687 lots (i.e. only a small fraction are ancients). 9 Celtic, 211 G, 13 RR, 163 RI, 14 Byz, 42 Sasanian stamp seals "From an important London private collection"
    Sasanian stamp seals (42)
396  (2008, Nov. 5) 686 ancients plus 73 near eastern seals plus 76 Arabic.10 Celtic, 482 G including 44 of Taras = Tarentum abd 57 Seleucid, 54 RR, 127 RI, 13 Byz, 73 near eastern seals with part 2 of the Sasanian collection (catalog #395) "From an important London private collection"
   Near eastern seals (73)
407 (2012, Nov. 7) "Sammlung Fr. Maag" Hardcover. 919 Greek coins, including 33 Celtic, 98 Ionia, 61 Caria, 167 Lycia, 44 Cilicia
    Lycia (167)



Roma (London)

2 (2011, Oct. 2) HV. HQP. 806 ancients. 378 G (including 64 high-quality coins of Syracuse), 164 RR, 259 RI, 6 Byz.
3 (2012, March 31) HV. HQP. 580 ancients. 361 G including 65 electrum, 44 RR, 154 RI, 21 Byz.
    Greek electrum (65)
5 (2013, March 23) 957 ancients.  HV. HQP. 485 G including 15 of Mithradates VI, 152 RR (many outstanding), 100 Twelve Caesars, 189 more RI including many gold, 28 Byz gold
   Mithradates VI (15), Roman Republican (152) 


Schweizerische Bankverein  (= Swiss Bank Corporation)  Zurich, Switzerland.  Moderate and high value coins in hardcover catalogs with very nice catalog quality
2  (1977, Oct. 27)  M-HV. M-HQP.  HC. 647 ancients on 31 ppl + 7 ppl E. 395 G, 36 RR, 92 RI, 128 Byz gold and silver (including Carausius aureus and  Claudius II 8 aurei piece [not the same one as in auction 6])
5  (1979, Oct. 16)  M-HV. M-HQP. 584 ancients on 36 ppl plus 7 ppl E. 3334 G, 65 RR, 144 RI, 39 Byz AV.
6  (1980, April 19)  M-HV. M-HQP. HC. 239 ancients on 15 ppl + 3 color ppl. 90 G, 5 Roman Egypt, 111 RI, 33 Byz AV (including 3 AE medallions and a Claudius II 8 aurei gold medallion)




Schweizerische Kreditanstalt (SKA) (= Credit Suisse) Bern, Switzerland. Catalogs with concise descriptions in German. 9 1/2" by 8".  This series was only 8 issues.  All are MV with MQP, with good photographs. One unusual feature is most have some rare or very rare late Roman AE.
1  (1983, April 22-23)  646 ancients among 983.  23 Celtic, 148 G, 86 RR, 264 RI, 125 Byz (including AE).
2  (1984, April 27-28) 752 ancients among 1261. 28 Celtic, 330 G, 79 RR (including AE), 212 RI (including some very rare late Roman AE), 21 DA, 82 Byz gold.
3  (1985, April 19-20)  843 ancients among 1480.  28 Gallic, 4 Celtic, 284 G, 159 RR, 298 RI (including some rare late Roman AE), 28 DA, 2 Anglo-Saxon, 39 Byz gold, 1 Aksum gold.
4 (1985, Dec. 3) 859 ancients.  247 G, 62 aes grave, 350 R, 200 Armenian (10 ancient, 7 Roman-related, 12 Arabic, 162 medieval, 5 Georgia).
    Armenian (200), Aes grave (62)
5  (1986, April 18-19)  720 ancients among 1633. 11 British, 2 Gallic, 3 Celtic, 26 Spanish, 183 G, 109 RR, 272 RI (including some rare late Roman AE), 101 Byz gold, 8 Visigoth.
6  [was literature, not coins]
7  (1987, April 27-29)  1342 ancients among 2260. B&W thoughout plus 4 ppl of color enlargements.  35 British, 328 Greek, 40 cast AE of central Italy, 245 Greek AE, 122 RR (including AE), 300 RI (including some very rare late Roman AE), 61 DA, 211 Byzantine (including many AE)
    Greek bronze AE (245), Dark Ages DA (61), Byzantine AE (many among 211)
8  (1987, Oct 27-28)  958 ancients among 1563. 21 British, 303 G, 38 RR AE, 111 RR, 360 RI, 10 DA, 87 Byz (including AE), 6 Aksum, 1 Arab-Byz, 2 Arab-Sasanian, 15 Islamic.
    [This completes the series of auctions]



Schulman, Jacques (Amsterdam)
243  1966, June 8-10. HV-VHV. MQP. "The Richard J. Graham Collection" 1151 ancient coin lots, most not photographed. 40 looseleaf page plates tucked into the back cover in a pocket made for them (so, about 700 photographed). 10 ppl G, 2 ppl RR, 20 ppl RI (including many outstanding sestertii and important rarities), 1 ppl Byz, 7 ppl medallions.  (62 Roman imperial medallions isolated at the end, plus others in the main body that would be called medallions by most sellers).
    Roman medallions (62) and rarities


Sincona (Swiss International Coins Auction AG) Zurich
3 (2011, Oct. 25) Hardcover. "Important Collection of Byzantine Coins" HV. HQP. All in color and enlarged in color. 539 Byzantine gold coins
    Byzantine gold (539)



Sotheby's (London, Zurich and New York)  [This listing is far from complete and not entirely in choronological order.]
    Newer catalogs (below) are often high quality, but older ones may have pictures with quality well below modern standards.
1972, Nov. 10. "Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I, Roman Gold Coins" VHV, HQP. Green cloth hardover. 347 Roman gold.  (+ 6 ppl of enlargemsnts) low-quality photographs.
    Roman gold
1973, April 4.  "Metropolitan Museum of Part, Part II, Greek Coins from the John Ward Collection" MV. MQP. Green cloth Hardcover. 771 Greek on 31 ppl.  low-quality photographs.
    Greek
1979, June 20. "The collection of highly important Greek and Roman coins formed by Patrick A. Doheny" HV. HQP. Hardcover. 245 ancients. (+ 6 ppl of color enlargements of gold)  61 G, 184 R
    Roman gold (70)

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Sotheby's, continued. The next are thin green cardcovers, not glossy, 8 5/8" by 7 1/8".  London, unless otherwise mentioned. Because not all coins are photographed, the counts given are of page plates rather than numbers of coins.
1969, Feb. 19. "Extremely Important Collection of Roman Coins, Mostly in Gold"  HV. MQP. Good, but not great, photographs of 96 ancients, on 8 ppl.
1970, April 22. "An Important Collection of Ancient Coins"  HV. MQP. Good, but not fine, photographs. 500 ancients on 18 ppl. 16 ppl G, 1 Byz gold, 1 R.
1979, July 14. "Ancient Coins" (9 3/4" by 6" format) 238 ancients on only 4 ppl. Fine photographs. 1 ppl G, 3 ppl R. 
1982, July 1. "Brand collection part 1" (Brown cardcover) VHV. HQP. 135 ancients photographed throughout plus 5 ppl of enlargements plus 1 color E, plus 242 world coins.  84 Roman gold, 23 DA gold, 5 late Roman medallions, 23 contorniates. 
     84 Roman gold, 23 DA gold, 5 late Roman medallions, 23 contorniates
1982, Nov. 4. "Roman coins ... Duke of Northumberland" MV. MQP (photographs not good). 559 R on only 12 ppl (many not photographed), mostly Republican (5 ppl) and sestertii (4 ppl).
1983, Mar. 24.  MV. MQP. 442 ancients on only 7 ppl. Fine photographs. Some Jewish, Sasanian.  
1983, May 12. "Ancient Greek Coins" (Brown cardcover) HV. MQP. 299 Greek coins on only 6 ppl. 
1983, June 9. "Brand Collection 3" (Brown cardcover) HV. HQP. 468 ancients photographed throughout + 7 E + 2 color ppl. 191 G, 278 R. 
   gold quinarii of Augustus and Hadrian, and 13 silver quinarii
1983, Nov. 17.  MV.  360 ancients on only 6 ppl.  Fine photographs. 2 ppl G, 2 ppl Sasanian, 2 Roman
1984, Feb. 1.  "Brand Collection 5" HV. MQP. 716 ancients, half illustrated on 24 ppl. 212 G, 504 R.   
    1 quinarius of Brutus and 12 silver RI quinarii
1984, Oct. 26
. "Brand Collection 7" (Brown cardcover) HV. MQP. 715 ancients, 1/3 illustrated on 18 ppl. 432 G, 239 R, 18 DA illustrated.
1985, Oct. 24. "Brand collection, part 10" (Brown cardcover) HV. MQP.  193 ancients among 630, half on 3 ppl among 19. 

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Sotheby's, continued. The next are glossy cardcovers, 8 3/4" by 7 1/4".  The quality of the phtographs is fine, but not excellent nor up to modern standards.
7 May 1975 at 9:30 (Zurich) "Greek Coins ... Woodbridge". HV. MQP. 164 Greek coins on 9 ppl.
7 May 1975 at 14:00 (Zurich)  "Roman Coins... Woodbridge and a European Private Collector" HV. MQP. 345 Roman on 13 ppl.
    sestertii
24 Feb. 1977 (New York) "Sanborn" yellow cardcover, 9 1/4" by 8 3/4") MV. MQP. 437 ancients. 402 R, 32 Byz. Almost all photgraphed in text. Many sestertii with problems.

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Sotheby's, continued. The next are modern glossy 10 5/8" by 8 1/4" cardcover catalogs of London, unless otherwise noted.
1990, June 19 (New York)  Hunt part I.  "The Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection of  Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins." VHV. VHQP. Hardcover.  164 ancients, most with 2 pages of description, including B&W life-size photos and very large color enlargements. Many of the most famous and expensive types (EID MAR denarious, Agrigentum decadrachm, Athens decadrachm, Demareteion, Alexander "Porus" decadrachm, etc.) . 116 G, 48 Roman, including late Roman gold medallions.
    Extremely valuable coins
1990, June 21-22 (New York) Hunt part II. "The Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection of  Important Greek and Roman Coins." HV, HQP. Hardcover. 789 ancients illustrated throughout + 5 color plates. 481 G,  308 R.
1990, 4 Dec. (New York)  Hunt part III: "The Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection of Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins." VHV, VHQP. Hardcover.117 ancients, most with two pages each and large color enlargements. All spectacular and very expensive coins. 64 G, 53 Roman.  One of the finest catalogs.
    Extremely valuable coins
1990, 5-6 Dec. (New York)   VHV. QP. Hardcover. "The William Herbert Hunt Collection of Highly Important Byzantine Coins" 961 Byzantine on 67 ppl. (The photos are okay, but not as good as most catalogs)
    Byzantine (961)
1991, June 19-20 (New York) Hunt part IV: "Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection; Important Greek and Roman Coins"  VHV. HQP. Hardcover. 916 ancients among 1066 lots, the rest unphotographed multiple-coin lots. 22 color plates with one to several sides of coins on each. 524 G, 32 RR, 355 RI, 5 Byz.
1991, June 21 (New York) "The William Herbert Hunt Collection: Important Byzantine Coins"  HV. QP. 646 lots, 114 of individual Byz gold. The rest is multiple-coin lots of Byzantine gold, not all illustrated, but many photos of coins in groups.
    Byzantine (114 + large lots)
1992, 9-10 Dec.  HV. MQP. 151 ancients among 837.  90 G, 55 R, most, but not all, photographed.
9-10 April 1992.  HV. MQP. 296 ancients among 905, not all photographed. 7 ppl of ancients (+ 2 of Arabic gold + 1 color of Arabic gold).
    Arabic gold
1993, Oct. 26 (Zurich) "Important Greek and Roman Coins, sold on instructions of the Agent: Numismatic Fines Arts" VHV. VHQP. Hardcover. 156 ancients. 84 G, 72 R. All spectacular quality. Most coins with color enlargements throughout and very long descriptions, many with a full page to themselves. One of the finest catalogs.
    Greek, Roman gold
Sotheby's
1993, Oct. 28. (Zurich) "Greek and Roman Coins ... NFA" HV. HQP. Thick catalog. 1890 ancients (+11 ppl of color enlagements). 1074 G, 758 R, 58 Byz.  The "Samaria hoard" disbursed
    Samarian (31 lots, some multiple coins)
1993, Dec. 9-10.  (New York) "... Including property sold on instructions of the Agent: Numismatic Fine Arts" 567 ancient lots among 1060, but many are "large lots" of common types, and many are not photographed. (+3 color ppl of enlargements) This is not the typical sale with individual coins of interest. Multiple-coin Greek lots and multiple-coin Roman lots.  6 RI AV, 8 Suevic, 19 Visigoths, 1Arab-Byz AV.
    8 Suevic, 19 Visigothic
1995, July 5. "Two Hundred Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins"  VHV. VHQP. 88 G, 112 R. Many color enlargements within. Long discussions. An outstanding catalog.
    Roman and late Roman gold
1996, March 7.  (London) "Ancient Coins" HV. HQP. 248 ancients in B&W on 12 ppl plus 7 ppl of B&W enlargements. 135 G, 4 RP, 4 RR, 94 RI (most gold), 11 DA gold.
    Roman and late Roman gold
1996, July 8.  (London) "Highly Important Greek and Roman Coins," VHV. VHQP. 193 ancients. 73 G, 120 R (mostly gold). Numerous color enlagrements throughout. Long descriptions.
    Roman gold.  Major Greek rarities
1997, March 6-7. (London)  "The John J. Slocum Collection of Coins of the Crusades" 985 lots on 31 page plates.
    Crusader (985)
1998, Nov. 2 (New York) "An Important Private Collection of Byzantine Coins"  HV. VHQP. 599 Byzantine gold + 1 E + 11 color E + some enlargements thoughout. Very long coin descriptions.
    Byzantine (599)


Spink (London) Listing very incomplete -- barely begun. 8 1/4" by 10 1/2", glossy. They are a major London firm, but have not learned how to take and print good photographs. It is odd to see such fine coins phtographed so you can make them out, but with so little clarity, and never appearing really wonderful as I'm sure many must be in real life.  Their joint auctions had much better photographs.
1977, Feb. 15-16, joint with Galerie de Monnaies, using their horizontal format and better photography. HV. MQP. 755 Ancients. Illustrated throughout with one color ppl. 188 G. "An extensive collection of multiple-portrait Roman coins" (228 pieces two-headed or jugate, etc., RR, RI, and RP) 44 RR (including an EID MAR and Brutus gold) 266 RI, 24 Byz gold.
    Two-headed Roman coins (228)
1977, 10 Oct. joint with Galerie des Monnaies SA, Geneva.  MV. HQP. 589 ancients well photographed + 6 E + occcasional enlargements throughout. 323 G, 193 R, 5 DA, 78 Byz 
1983, Nov. 10-11 (Spink and Son USA, New York) auction 4.  4 1/2 ppl ancients among 20 ppl. Almost all G, some Byz gold.
32 (1983, Nov. 30, London)  235 ancients among 790 on 9 ppl among 27.  MV. MLQP. Photos too dark. 86 G, 19 RR, 111 RI, 18 Byz gold.
36 (1984, May 30) 7 ppl of ancients among 31 ppl, photographed too dark. 1 1/2 ppl G, 1/2 ppl RR, 5 ppl RI.  (Coins are not counted because many are not photogrphed.)
1986, Oct. 6, with Nomos AG (Zurich) "Greek Coins" Hardcover, 55 pages. HV. MQP. 416 Greek coins illustrated thourought with good photos.
123  (11/97) "Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins"  488 Roman imperial silver coins, the majority (19 ppl) denarii of the Severans, poorly photographed on 26 ppl, the last six of which cover Gordian III, Philip, and some later ants and the first ppl Hadrian and earlier.
    Severan (367)
51 (1994, June 1) (NAC and Spink Taisei, Zurich)  228 ancients among 1215 on 10 well-photographed ppl among 45, plus some medieval Italy  92 G, 47 RR, 63 RI, 21 Byz gold,  plus19 of Milan, plus 60 of 11th-13th C. Sicily. 
52 part 2, (1994 Oct. 26-27)
(NAC and Spink Taisei, Zurich) "Coins of Italian mints and Greek and Roman Coins" MV. MQP. 717 ancients plus many early Italian (e.g. 55 Beneventum, some early Naples, etc.)  among 1598 on 36 ppl among 82 plus 1 color ppl among 3.  237 G, 27 RR, 432 RI including many sestertii and middle bronzes, 12 Byz, 4 Paduans.
    Beneventum (55), early medieval Italy
1995, May 3 (Spink America, New York) 606 ancients, most but not all, illustrated throughout, plus 440 other lots. Photos are the usual too-dark meium-low Spink quality.  391 G, 43 Macedonian gold, 45 Athenian new style tetradrachms,  5 RR, 100 RI.
    Macedonian gold (Alexander the Great) 43, Athens new style tetradrachms
123  (1997, Nov. 18) "The Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins" 488 Roman imperial silver coins, the majority (19 ppl) denarii of the Severans, not well-photographed on 26 ppl, the last six of which cover Gordian III, Philip, and some later ants and the first ppl Hadrian and earlier. The photography is unfortunate because this is a major reference for the Severans.
    Severan denarii (367)
2000, April.  "The Dr. Anton C. R. Dreesmann Collection of Ancient Coins, Part I, Roman gold coins"  VHV. MQP. (London) 385 Roman imperial gold coins, photographed poorly throughout and enlarged beautifully on 6 color ppl
2000, July 13.  "The Dr. Anton C. R. Dreesmann Collection of Ancient Coins, Part II: Byzantine and Early European Gold Coins." HV. HQP. 574 ancients (only), almost all gold, illustrated throughout (in B&W with okay, but not great, photos) plus 7 excellent color ppl. 364 Byz AV, 5 barbarous AV copies, 8 Ostrogothic AV, 5 more barbarous AV imitations, 11 Lombard, 23 Beneventum, 5 Burgundian, 11 Merovingian, 3 Carolingian, 24 Visigoth, 7 Arab-Byz AV, 30 early Arabic gold, 10 Normans in Sicily, 14 Holy Roman emperors, 5 Crusaders, 12 florins, 37 Aksumite, 10 miscellenaeous.
    Early European gold (512) including Byzantine (364), Dark Ages gold (210), including Aksumite (37), Beneventum (23)


Spink America
 [barely begun and woefully incomplete]
    Sept. 12, 1995 has only 17 ancients pictured.

Spink and Son, London, with Galerie des Monnaies, Geneva.
     1974, April 26 and 1974, Oct. 16-17 do not have ancients
1977, Feb. 15-16
. HV. MQP.  755 ancients in B&W throughout, plus 1 color ppl.  Includes a remarkable collection of 230 Roman and Roman Provincial coins with two or more heads, mostly one on each side, some jugate. 188 G, 47 RR, 260 RI, 1 DA, 29 Byz gold.
     a remarkable collection of 230 Roman (mostly) and Roman Provincial coins (a few) with two or more heads, mostly one on each side 

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Stack's  (New York. They issue many catalogs without ancients, and many with only some of the ancients illustrated. However, occasionally they go all out and make a wonderful catalog of ancients.)
1990, Nov. 29 "Men of Rome, the John Whitney Walter Collection" VHV. VHQP.  79 very high quality ancient Roman portrait coins, almost all gold, in an attempt to create the longest run of Roman portrait gold. Long paragrphs of description. Spectacular!  For example, two portraits of Brutus in gold. Emperors through Severus Alexander. includng Pertinax, Didius Julianus, Pescennius Niger, Clodius Albinus, Macrinus, Diadumenian, and other rarities as aureii. A few denarii as included. All photographed in B&W plus very large enlargements in color.  Usually two coins per two pages.
2008, Jan. 14. "The Lawrence R. Stack Collection of Ancient Greek Coins" 271 very high value ancient Greek coins in a very high quality presentation catalog. Gorgeous!  Qite a bit of Greek gold, signed Katana tetradrachm, demareteion, etc. All Greek. Everthing in color and also enlarged in color.
    early Athens owls (22)
2009, Jan 12, "Moneta Imperii Romani Byzantini" 640 ancients, illustated throughout in color with almost all also x2 in color. 44 late Roman (moslty gold rarities), 344 Byzantine rarities, mostly gold but lots of silver and copper too,  281 Byzantine-related and early European coins (almost all outstanding), including 12 Ostrogoths, 3 Visigoths, 7 Merovingians, 10 Axumite, 3 Lombards, 3 Duchy of Naples, 4 Lombards, 14 Normans in South Italy, 14 Arab-Byzantine, 7 Georgia, 27 Armenian, 9 Latin East Crusaders, 3 Kingdom of Cyprus, 27 Turkoman, 16 Bulgarian empire, 13 Kingdom of Serbia, 1 of Bosnia, 1 of Venice, 4 of Patriarchate of Aquileia, 1 of Trieste, 3 Anglo-Saxon, 7 Norman and Platagenet England, 58 other early Europe.
    Late Roman (44), Byzantine (344), Byzantine-related (over 100), early medieval (over 100)
 



Sternberg (10" by 8" catalogs)
(11/73)  [#1, unnumbered] MV. HQP.  500 ancients, all Roman. 21 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements + 1 in color
    late Roman silver
Note: # 2 and #4 do not have ancients.
(11/74)  [#3, unnumbered]  HV and MV. HQP. 728 ancients. 673 R, 63 Byz.  28 ppl + 4 of enlargements + 3 in color.
    late Roman AE, Trier mint (218 on 4 ppl)
(11/75)  [#5, unnumbered]  HV, HQP.  760 ancients. 548 R, 208 Byz including AE.  38 ppl + 4 of enlargements + 1 in color.
(11/76) [#6, unnumbered]  MV. HQP.  1080 ancients.  180 G, 556 Jewish (including many AE) and related and Holy Land RP, 260 R, 43 Byz, 14 DA AE, 24 Arab-Byz.  On 47 ppl + 3 of enlargements
    Jewish and related (261), Holy Land Roman Provincial (295), Dark Ages AE (14), Arab Byz (21)
7  (11/77)  1315 ancients. 200 G, 1004 R, 112 Byz including AE.  On 64 ppl + 2 of enlargements
    late Roman AE (among 252 late Roman), 308 Republican (on 14 ppl)
8  (11/78)  MV, HQP.  1015 ancients. 339 G, 41 Aksum, 374 R, 238 Byz including AE, 18 Arab-Byz, on 50 ppl + 2E
    Aksumite (41), Byzantine AE (among 238)
(11/79)  [unnumbered #9] MV. HQP. Hardcover. 160 ancients among 1229 (mostly not ancients). 52 G, 87 R, 21 Byz on 7 ppl + 1E
10  (11/80)  MV. HQP.  728 ancients.  200 G, 434 R, 70 Byz, 12 DA, 12 Arab-Byz on 39 Pppl + 5E + 2 of cut stones
    Arab-Byzantine (12)
11  (11/81)  MV. HQP. 1052 ancients on 52 ppl + 5E + 6 ppl of cut stones.  222 G, 201 RP, 567 R, 17 DA, 9 Arab-Byz, 14 lead seals.
    late Roman AE (on 5 ppl), Roman provincial (201)
12  (11/82)  MV. HQP.  948 ancients on 39 ppl + 6E + 5 of cut stones and antiquities.  344 G, 553 R, 51 Byz.
Sternberg
13  (11/83)  MV. MQP.  1175 ancients on 46 ppl + 8 of cut stones and antiquities.  320 G, 652 R, 96 Byz, 53 Arab, 6 Arab-Byz, 48 Turkoman AE
    Turkoman AE (48)
14  (5/84)  630 ancients among 963, on 29 ppl + 4E.  180 G, 406 R, 44 Byz.
    late Roman AE (on 6 ppl)
15  (4/85)  MV. HQP. Hardcover.  864 ancients on 39 ppl + 4 E + 2 color ppl, among 54 ppl.  165 G, 24 aes garave on 4 ppl, 5 Italian social war, 110 RR including 15 early quinarii and many imperatorial, 524 RI (with 8 ppl of late Roman AE including 3 contorniates), 31 Byz
    late Roman AE (on 8 ppl)
16  (11/85)  MV. HQP.  Hardcover.  385 ancients among 539. On 18 ppl + 3 E among 33 ppl.  195 G, 166 R, 22 Byz.
17  (5/86)  MV.  HQP.  747 ancients on 27 ppl + 5 E + 2 in color + 8 sepia places of AES grave + 2 color plates of cameos.
    244 G, 44 Aksumite, 50 AES grave, 250 R, 6 tessera, 22 Byz, 7 Beneventum
    Aksumite (44), AES grave (50 on 8 sepia ppl)
18  (11/86)  MV, HQP. Hardcover. 716 ancients on 36 ppl + 5E + 3 color + 4 of cut stones + 1 color among 62 ppl.
    210 G, 64 Aksumite, 432 R (including 13 AES grave on 3 ppl), 52 Byz, 6 Turkoman AE
    Aksumite (64)
19  (11/87)  HV, HQP, Hardcover. 715 ancients among 885 on 46 ppl + 3 color + 10 of cut stones and antiquities + 4 color of cut stones and antiquities, among 70 ppl.  256 G, 512 R, 53 Byz, 148 DA
    Dark Ages (148)
20  (4/88)  HV. HQP.  "Greek coins from Italy and Sicily, and Greek gold and electrum" 559 Greek on 22 ppl plus 2 E. plus 4 color E.
    Greek (559)
21  (11/88)  MV. HQP. 631 ancients on 33 ppl + 6 E + 3 color (+ 9 ppl of cut stones and jewelry + 1 E + 4 color). 205 G, 337 R, 89 Byz.  Although MV, it includes a dozen coins over 10000 SF
22  (11/89)  MV. HQP.  Hardcover. 420 ancients on 19 ppl + 3 E + 1 color (+ 5 ppl of German bracteates + 14 of cut stones and ancient jewelry + 2 E + 3 color), 163 G, 236 R, 15 Byz, 6 DA.
Sternberg
23  [I don't know #23.]
24  (19-20 Nov. 1990)  MV. HQP.  Hardcover. 391 ancients among 1100, on 21 ppl + 3 E + 2 color (+ 16 ppl of antiquities, especially ancient objects with inscriptions, and cut stones + 2 E + 2 color). 173 G, 28 Samarian, 7 Philisto-Arabian, 143 R, 22 Byz.
    Samarian (28) and Philisto-Arabian (7), each natural size and also x3
25  (11/91)  MV, HQP. Hardcover. 535 ancients on 28 ppl + 4 E + 3 color (+26 ppl of cut stones and jewelry + 22 more pages largely of such pictures).  230 G, 230 R, 5 DA, 45 Byz including 23 lad seals, 6 Paduans. Thick, 208 pp of text.
26  (16 Nov. 92)  HV. HQP. 510 ancients on 26 ppl + 2 E + 3 color (+ 22 ppl + 2 E + 2 C of cut stones and small bronzes)
    177 G, 292 R, 41 Byz. 
    Yehud (17, each natural size and also x3)
27  (11/94)  MV, HQP. 653 ancients on 33 ppl + 3 E + 3 color (+ 17 ppl + 1E + 2 color of cut stones and jewelry)
    248 G, 391 R, 13 Byz.
    Samarian and Yehud (12)
28  (Oct 30, 1995)  Joint with Freeman and Sear. HV. MQP. 305 Roman imperial AE on 26 ppl + 2 color.
    Roman imperial AE (305)
29  (Oct 30-31, 1995) HV and MV HQP. 547 ancients among 868. On 27 ppl + 3 E + 2 color (+10 + 1 E + 3 color of ppl of cut stones and jewelry, + 4 ppl of German bracteates, among 69 ppl total)  154 G, 97 Jewish and related, 6 Arab Palestine, 100 Bactrian, 152 R
    Jewish and related (97), Bactrian (100)
[30 did not have ancient coins]
31  (1996, Oct. 27-28) MV, MQP.  936 Greek of Italy and Sicily on 35 ppl.+ 1 E. About half AE and many AR fractions. (e.g. 55 of the Bretti at Bruttium) including 58 didrachms of Taras = Tarentum
    Greek of Italy and Sicily (936), about half Greek AE and many Greek AR fractions, Taras = Tarentum (51 didrachms)
Sternberg
32  (10/96)  MV. HQP. 862 ancients (+ 17 Renaissance medals). 75 G, 787 R. On 42 ppl + 2 E, + 3 color.
    Republican (484)
33  (9/97)  430 ancients on 19 ppl + 2 E + 3 color among 1445 lots (+ 8 ppl of cut stones and jewelry + 3 E + 1 color).
    238 G, 173 R, 19 Byz.
    Julian II (58), VOTA PVBLICA (25)
34  (10/98)  MV. HQP.  846 ancients among 1325. On 44 ppl + 5 E + 1 color (among a total of 91 ppl + 6 E + 7 color).
    149 G, 40 Samarian and Jehud, 321 Holy Land Roman Provincial, 82 other Jewish and related, 24 Arab-Palestine, 11 Crusader, 104 R, 7 Visigothic, 4 Byz.
    Samarian and Yehud (40), Holy Land Roman Provincial (321), other Jewish and related (82), Arab-Palestine (24)
Mail Bid Sale #1 (12/99)  MV. MQP.  912 ancients on 45 ppl + 6 E (among 76 ppl)
    328 G, 517 R, 51 Byz
35  (10/00)  HV. HQP. 1057 ancients on 54 ppl + 15 E + 4 color (+ 15 ppl of cut stones and jewelry + 3 E + 3 color)
    56 Roman Provincial of Spain, 8 Celtic, 260 G, 628 R, 55 Byz, 33 Aksum, 11 DA, 6 Visigothic
    Aksum (33), Roman Provincial of Spain (56)
[This is the end of the Sternberg run. Their last auction was in 2000. None are on acsearch]

Stuttgarter Munzauktionen (Gorny, joint with BW Bank. See Gorny after 191.)


Superior
Stamp and Coin (Los Angeles)  [the vast majority are not listed here]
1991, Dec. 5.  "The Abraham Bromberg Collection of Jewish Coins, Part I",  HV. HQP.  315 ancients, illustrated throughout, with two coins per page and a few enlargements. 274 Jewish, 41 Jewish-related Roman
    Jewish (315)
1992, Dec. 10.  "The Abraham Bromberg Collection of Jewish Coins, Part II", HV. HQP.  311 ancients, illustrated throughout, with two coins per page and a few enlargements. 277 Jewish, 34 Jewish-related Roman
     Jewish (311)
1993, Dec. 8.  "The Abramowitz Family Collection of Judean and Biblical Related Coinage" HV. MQP. 437 lots of ancients plus some large lots. Illustrated throughout with pictures that are somewhat dark.  168 Jewish (some VHV) and Jewish-related Roman, 82 Holy Land city coins,  155 G.
     Jewish and Jewish-related (249)
1995,  Dec. 8-9. "The New York International Numismatic Convention Auction of the Dr. Jonathan A. Herbst Collection of Ancient Judaean Coinage" VHV. MQP. 773 ancients among 1566, illustrated throughout in B&W (photos somewhat dark). 53 G, 26 RR, 124 RI (including numerous highest quality sesterii), 46 Byz AV several very rare, followed by the Herbst Collection of 264 highest-quality Jewish, 58 Jewish-related Roman, 176 Holy Land RP.  
    Jewish and Holy Land (498)


Swiss International Coin Auction AG (SINCONA) Zurich
Auction 3 (2011, Oct. 25) "Important Collection of Byzantine Coins" HV. HQP. 539 Byzantine gold coins in color and enlarged in color. Descriptions in English.
    Byzantine gold (539)



Thesaurus (San Marino) Large A4 format. MV. All color.
6  (2011, Oct 8) "Andromeda" 595 ancients among 1255 lots, all in color throughout, with numerous enlargements. MV. MQP.  219 G including 81 Pegasi of Corinthian type, 29 aes grave, 127 RR, 201 RI, 6 Byz.  Some special coins but the coins are mostly lower grade and more common than other auctions.
    Pegasi of Corinthian type (81)
7 "Gemini" (2012, Nov. 10)  503 ancients among 1106. 71 G,  15 aes grave, 94 RR,  314 RI,  10 Byz



Tkalec  (Usually one catalog per year, numbered by the year. VHQP. Superb photography in catalogs since 1991.)
Although catalogs have many very high value coins, they are not all rare coins. They seem to regularly offer some common coins in superb condition. All their catalogs since 1994 are truly beautiful, and the color ones are lavishly produced with the finest quality color photography.  I won't say this every time, but since 1994 the catalogs are amazing and among the most beautiful ever produced. However, until the 2007 issue, none seem to offer amazing collections, rather they offer a broad selection of very high quality coins.
1986 (4/86) "Tkalec & Rauch" MV. MQP. (This one is before the catalogs became superb)  554 ancients, photographed within text. 198 G, 7 Parthian and 35 Sasanian, 220 R, 27 Byz, 13 DA.
1987 (1987, Nov. 16-17) "Tkalec & Rauch" MV. MQP. (This one is before the catalogs became superb) 569 ancients among 1151,  illustrated throughout plus 10 ppl of single-sided enlargements. Photos are okay, but lower quality than most.  226 G, 24 RR, 292 RI, 24 Byz AV, 5 Visgothic.
 ******  After this line the quality of photographs is excellent and the quality of the catalogs is very high. *******
     Tkalec Prices Realized can be found here. (This site is hard to find and not obvious from their main page.)
1991  (3/91) HV. VHQP.  564 ancients (+ 18 ppl of enlargements). 205 G, 325 R, 29 Byz, 5 DA
1992  (10/92)  HV. VHQP. 558 ancients. (+ 16 ppl of enlargements) 192 G, 331 R, 35 Byz.
1994  (10/94) Hardcover. HV. VHQP. 425 ancients (+ all enlarged) 142 G, 251 R, 32 Byz. Beautiful catalog.
1996  (10/96) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 335 ancients (+ all enlarged) 142 G, 251 R, 32 Byz.  Beautiful catalog.
1998  (10/98) Hardcover. HV. VHQP. 384 ancients (+ almost all enlarged in the text +  26 ppl of even greater enlargements in B&W)  76 G, 27 RR, 266 RI, 16 Byz. Beautiful catalog.
2000  (2/00) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP.  484 ancients, all in color and almost all enlarged in color + 29 ppl of even greater enlargements in color.  210 G, 250 R, 24 Byz.  Spectacular!  One of the most beautiful catalogs ever produced to date.
****
2001  (2/01) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP.  463 ancients, all in color and almost all enlarged in color + 34 ppl of even greater enlargements in color.  176 G, 258 R, 25 Byz, 4 DA.  Spectacular!  One of the most beautiful catalogs ever produced.
2002  (2/02) Hardcover. VHV. VHQP.  307 ancients, all in color and almost all enlarged in color in the text, with 20 extra ppl of even greater enlargements in color.114 G, 175 R, 17 Byz, 1 DA. Spectacular! One of the most beautiful catalogs ever produced.
2003  (24 Oct. 2003)  Hardcover. HV, VHQP.  484 ancients, all in color plus most x2 in color, plus 31 color ppl of even larger enlargements.  8 Celtic, 155 G, 47 RR, 253 RI, 20 Byz, 1 DA.  Spectacular! One of the most beautiful catalogs ever produced.  (I'm repeating myself!) 
[no 2004 catalog]
2005  (2005, 9 May)  429 ancients, all in color and almost all x2 in color. 6 Celtic, 106 G, 135 RR, 159 RI, 23 Byz
   RR Roman Republican (135)
2006  May 7) HV. VHQP.  283 ancients, all in color, almost all x2 in color as well, plus 3 more ppl of enlargements. As usual, the quality of the catalog is spectacular. 14 Celtic, 76 G, 37 RR, 148 RI, 8 Byz AV
2007 (Feb. 28)  "Roman Gold Coins, the Ferruccio Bolla Collection"  VHV. VHQP. 114 spectacular Roman gold coins, all in splendid color and enlarged in color.  Most with famous pedigrees. Very brief descriptions.
    Roman gold (114)
2007, April 22.  HV. VHQP. 403 ancients, all in color and all x2 in color, plus 6 ppl of even greater enlargements in color.  8 Celtic, 114 G, 78 RR, 194 RI, 18 Byz AV.  All highest quality for type, but quite a few common types. Spectacularly beautiful catalog, as are the rest of Tkalec also.
    Tkalec has old PRs on his site, but the site is not well-designed or maintained and the link is hard to find, so here it is:
    http://www.coinstkalec.ch/home/PricesRealized.aspx
2008, Feb. 29.  HV, VHQP.  "Collection of Roman Republican" 538 ancients among 725, all in color and all x2 in color, plus 3 ppl of even greater enlargements in color.  299 extremely high grade RR AR, 9 Augustus, 19 RR brockages, 64 RR AE, 3 RR AV, 7 Celtic, 38 G, 94 RI, 98 RI, 6 Byz, 4 British.  (Finest quality Republican coins, most(!) in FDC. Includes a superb IDE MAR). A spectacular catalog.
    Roman Republican (388)
2008, Sept 8.  HV. VHQP. 393 ancients among 978, all in color plus 27 ppl of color enlargements of ancients. 48 G, "A collection of Roman Republican denarii, part II" 142 RR silver, "A collection of Roman Republican bronzes, part II" RR AE 75, RR AV 3, 69 RI gold, 51 RI.
    Roman Republican (220)
2009, May 7
. HV. VHQP.  228 ancients among 328, all in color and almost all also x2 in color, plus 4 ppl of additional color enlagements.  Highest quality examples, although many are common coins. 55 G, 68 RR, 91 RI, 15 Byz.  Here is a link to a printable copy of the PR in Word.
2010, May 17.  HV. HQP.  490 ancients, mostly common but with extremely little or no wear. This sale has only color enlargements (not life size photos) of very high grade, but usually common, coins. 60 G, 85 RR, 15 RI, and then "A gentleman's collection of Roman portrait coins" consisting of 330 very high grade (but sometimes partially weakly struck or off-center) Roman imperial silver portait pieces, many from the 3rd century.
2011, May 9. HV. HQP. 296 ancients, mostly common with extremely little or no wear. This sale has only color enlargements (not life size photos) of very high grade, but usually common, coins. 70 G, 62 RR, 131 RI, 30 Byz ZV and AR, 4 weights including one of 10 Roman pounds.
2011, Oct. 27. HV. HQP. 268 ancients, most close to uncirculated although many common types. All enlarged in color (but not natural size) 9 Celtic, 111 G, 38 RR, 94 RI, 6 RP, 10 Byz, 1 DA
2012, Feb. 29. HQP. MV. 308 ancients, almost all extremely fine or better, but many common types. All coins are photographed enlarged in color, unusually, all to the same size and not in original size or proportional to original size. 110 G, 20 RP, 24 RR, 112 RI, 41 Byz gold, 1 DA.
2013, Oct. 22. HQP. MV. 88 ancients, enlarged, 9 enlarged even more. 3 Celtic plus 7 Celtic imitations of RR, 14 G, 8 RR, 49 RI, 3 Byz, 2 DA.


Tradart
     ("The Numismatic Auction" NewYork)  A short run of three auctions of highest-quality ancient coins, all well-photographed in B&W on page plates, plus page plates of some enlargements in B&W.  All VHV. HQP.
1   (1982, Dec. 13)  512 ancients on 33 ppl.
plus some much enlarged on 17 ppl.  179 G, 90 RR, 201 RI, 42 Byz gold
2   (1983, Dec. 12)  452 ancients on 28 ppl. plus some much enlarged on 19 ppl.  208 G, 46 RR, 158 RI, 40 Byz gold
3   (1985, Dec. 1)    372 ancients on  23 ppl. plus
some much enlarged on 18 ppl.  190 G, 13 RR, 145 RI, 24 Byz  gold.
    [This completes the run of "The Numismatic Auction."]
In 1991 in Geneva they began a beautiful series of large format (12" by 9") high-quality catalogs in French. All cions illustrated throughout in B&W with typically 3 coins per page, each is supplemented with color plates and full-page enlargements of wonderful coins.
1991, Dec. 12.  Hardcover. HV. HQP. 438 ancients. 16 color plates plus 9 full-page color enlargements. 224 G, including some high-quality AE, 16 RR, 196 R.
1992, Nov. 8.
  HV. HQP. 286 ancients. 10 color plates plus several full-page enlargements. 141 G, 20 RR, 125 R
1993, Nov. 18. HV. HQP. 367 ancients. 11 color plates plus 22 full-page color enlargements. 160 G including some high-quality AE, 26 RR, 140 R, 41 Byz including some AE.
1994, Nov. 17.  HV. HQP. 290 ancients. 2 color plates plus 16 full-page enlargements.  124 G, 20 RR, 156 R.
1995, Nov. 16. HV. HQP.  262 ancients. 5 color plates plus 13 full-page enlargements. 129 G, 18 RR, 116 R.
.


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Triton  (See CNG. Originally joint offerings of CNG, Freeman & Sear, and NAC, later of CNG alone.) All high to very high value coins with very high quality presentation.

See CNG for Triton catalogs, all of which are numbered in the CNG run beginning with Triton I = CNG number 44.
 

UBS  (Zurich, Switzerland)  I don't know this series, except for the listed catalogs.
45  (9/98)  1235 ancients among 3225. MV. MQP. Very thick catalog. 318 G, 382 Roman Republican, 346 R, 153 Byz.
    Aes grave (among 62), Byzantine gold (153)
59 (2004, Jan. 29-30) MV. MQP. 261 pages of Greek and Roman coins, mostly in multiple-coin lots. 55 aes grav. Multiple lots of numerous common Greek types, e.g. over 50 individual lots of Alexander the Great tetradrachms and hundreds more in large lots. 
75
(2008, Jan. 22) "Roman Gold Coins." Hardcover. VHV. HQP. 145 Roman gold coins, 4 Republican and 141 imperial, all in color and enlarged in color.

    Roman gold (145)
77 (2008, Sept. 9) "Celtic and other ancient coins." Hardcover.  The Erich Karl collection." 757 ancients, 620 Celtic including many in gold, 81 G, 30 RR, 4 RI, 12 Byz
    Celtic (620)
78  (2008, Sept. 9-10) "Important Collection of Roman Gold and Silver Coins." Hardcover. HV. HQP.  1061 ancients, all in color illustrated throughout and many with enlargements. 82 G, 2RR, 135 R Imperatorial, 173 Augustus, 118 Julio-Claudians, 6 civil war, 531 RI, 13 Byz.
    Roman Imperatorial (135), Augustus (173), Julio-Claudians (118), and civil war (6)
 



Vecchi Moderate value catalogs with moderate quality presentation, usually with a few page plates of enlargements. Generally very interesting coins with interesting and unusual mini-themes. I, personally, find these some of the most interesting catalogs.
1  (1996, Feb. 1-2)  MV. HQP. 931 ancients among 1839 on 52 ppl + 7 color ppl of enlargements among 98 ppl.  452 G, 367 R, 87 RP, 23 DA, also Carolingian and "Mediaeval Christendom."
2  (9/96)  MV. MQP. 1137 ancients among 2140 on 50 ppl + 3 E among 100 ppl.  62 Celtic, 605 G, 267 RR AR, 252 British
    Roman Republican AR (267), British (252)
(9/96)  a specialized collection of 646 Roman Republican struck AE, illustrated throughout.
    Roman Republican struck AE (646)
4  (12/96)  738 ancients on 43 ppl plus 4 E. 417 R, 321 Byz, including AE,
    sestertii, Byz AE
5  (3/97)  1198 ancients on 69 ppl + 4 E among 92 ppl. 358 G, 618 R, 75 DA, 62 Byz, 9 Papal-Byzantine, also Arabic, Crusader, 22 Roman imitations
    sestertii, Papal-Byzantine AR, late Roman AE, Dark Ages (75), imitations, Turkoman AE (38)
6  (6/97)  1575 ancients among 2253 on 81 ppl + 3 E among 135 ppl.  92 Celtic, 512 G, 887 R, 63 Byz, 5 DA,
    Carthage, Roman Republican AE (282), Roman Republican AR (143), Constantine of London (14), Samarian (16, not enlarged)
7  (10/97)  1702 ancients among 2107 on 83 ppl + 3 E among 111 ppl.  541 G, 565 R, 546 RP
    Roman Provincial (546)
8  (12/97)  MV. HQP. 675 ancients illustrated within + 10 E + 6 ppl of enlargements in color. 157 G, 206 R, 31 DA, 282 Byz.
    Byzantine and Byzantine AE (282), Dark Ages (31)
Vecchi
9  (12/97)  MV. MQP. A specialized collection of Augustus. 366 coins of Augustus illustrated within + 5 ppl of enlargements.
    Augustus (= Octavian)
10  (3/98)  MV. MQP. 1343 ancients among 2043 on 67 ppl + 4 E + 1 ppl of enlargements in color among 106 ppl. 483 G, 730 R, 130 Byz including AE.
    Republican Aes grave
11  (6/98)  MV.  HQP. A specialized collection of Thrymsas Sceattas. 121 of the finest coins of this type.  All illustrated on 3 ppl + all greatly enlarged on 10 ppl.
    British Thrymsas Sceattas
12  (6/98)  MV. MQP. 1280 ancients among1666 on 50 ppl + 5 E among 73 ppl. 465 G, 478 R, 148 RP, 27 imitations, 38 DA, 52 Byz, 43 British
    Dark Ages, Roman Provincial, imitations
13  (1998, Sept. 4)  1344 ancient among 1803 on 60 ppl (+ 5 ppl of enlargements of Meroningian and 4 ppl of enlargements of others) among 86 ppl. 49 Merovingian and related, 504 G, 435 R plus 84 5th C. AE4's, 84 Byz including AE and AR, 16 DA.
    Merovingian and related (49), 5th C. AE4's (84), weights (33), Roman lead tessera (10), imitations (21), Byz lead seals (39), Gallienus legionary (21)
14  (1999, Feb. 5)  "The William Subjack Collection of Coins of the Germanic Migrations Part III,  Ancient, Medieval and Modern Coins and Seals."  MV. MQP. 1522 ancients among 1795 on 66 ppl + 6 E among 85 ppl. 65 DA,  7 imitations, 630 G, 130 RP, 520 R, 29 DA, 112 Byz including AE
    5th C. AE4's, Dark Ages gold (53), Dark Ages AE4's, Greek fractions
15  (6/99)  MV. MQP. 1789 ancients among 2003 on 80 ppl + 5 E among 100 ppl. 528 G, 93 RP, 639 R, 166 Byz including AE, 143 Celtic, 20 DA AE, 58 Anglo Saxon, 25 imitations, 16 lead tessera.
    Nabaetean, 5th C. AE4's, imitations, Celtic and early medieval
Vecchi
16  (10/99) HV. HQP. "The London Auction"  628 ancients illustrated throughout + 8 color ppl. 325 G, 243 R, 61 Ostrogoths and related.
    Dark Ages (61) including Ostrogoths (34)
17 (12/99)  MV. MQP. 1382 ancient among 1814 on 61 ppl among 79 ppl. 503 G including 5 of Hatra, 96 RP, 623 R, 12 imitations, 17 DA, 78 Byz w AE, 25 crusader, 20 Anglo-Saxon.
    Hatra (5)  
[This completes the Vecchi series.]



Vinchon
  (Paris, Monte Carlo) The finest France has to offer. Vinchon is the coin expert, but the cover does not mention his name. It will often say "Monte-Carlo" or "Paris - Drouot Richelieu" or "Numismatique" on the cover.  Large catalogs 11 3/4" by 8 1/4" with glossy covers or hardcovers. Usually high-value to very-high-value ancients, well-photographed, among many European coins.  The organization is by metal, almost always with a strong emphasis on gold, both Greek and Roman, and then Greek silver. Vinchon rarely has much in the way of Roman silver or bronze unless it is very special. Byzantine coins are gold, not, for example, unusual AE. Coins are photographed throughout, and additional large color page plates are usually crammed with lots of natural-sized photos. 
1966, Nov. 7.  "Collection P. M." HV. MQP. 62 ancients among 177, photographed throughout from casts. 49 G, 6 Roman gold, 7 Roman AE medallions.
    Roman AE medallions (7)
1974, 29 April.  "Collections Roger Peyrefitte" VHV, HQP.  Red hardcover. 166 ancients and 57 antiquities, usually 2 or 3 coins per page, plus 6 color ppl. of coin enlargements. 134 G, 32 R, 7 spintraie, 57 seals and cameos.
1976, 19 April. "Monte-Carlo, Monnaies." VHV. HQP.  Green hardcover. 319 ancients among 523. 4 RR, 181 RI sestertii, 20 G, 95 RI gold, 7 Byz, 4 DA, 4 Gaul
    sestertii (181)
1977, 22-23 April, "Monte-Carlo"  Black hardcover. 98 ancients among 631, plus 1/2 color ppl among 4. 5 Gaul, 37 G, 8 RR, 48 RI.
1977, 7-8 Nov., "Monte-Carlo" Dark green hardcover. 174 ancients among 496, plus 1 color ppl among 2. A few enlargements throughout. 4 Gaul, 8 RR, 14 G gold, 88 G silver, 45 Roman gold, 3 Visigothic
1978, 30 June, "Monte-Carlo." HV. MQP. White hardcover. 199 ancients among 499, plus 1 color ppl among 2.  97 G, 8 Jewish, 66 Roman gold, 10 Byz gold, 15 Visigothic, 3 Merovingian
1980, Feb. 25-26, "Glyptique et Numismatique" 156 ancients and 109 Mesopotamian seals among 701, illustrated throughout. 64 G AR, 9 G AV, 9 late R gold, 13 RI AR, 45 Byz gold, 4 DA, 12 Gallic gold and AR.  
(tucked in the Feb. 25-26, 1980 catalog) "Hebrew coins, Meyer coll." 2 necklaces and 8 coins on a glossy inserted pamphlet. VHV. HQP.
1980, Oct. 13-15. "Monte-Carlo."  MV. MQP. Light blue hardcover. 926 ancients among 2016, plus 5 color ppl among 8.  514 G, 33 RR, 282 RI, 68 Byz, 8 Celtic.
1982, Nov. 12-13. "Numismatique" HV. HQP. 76 ancients among 485. Illustrated throughout in B&W plus 1 color E among 8.  27 G, 5 RR aes grave, 11 RI gold, 18 RI, 6 two-coin large lots of late Roman AE, 7 Byz gold, 2 Gallic (including one Parisii gold).
1984, 14 April.  "Numismatique, Collection Comtesse de Behague, Monnaies Grecques"  VHV, HQP.  220 Greek plus 8 color ppl of enlargements. 
1985, 13 April. "Monnaies Grecques Antiques" VHV. HQP. Brown hardcover. 437 ancient Greek coins, plus 8 color E.
    Greek (437 including gold)
1986, Nov.  "Monaco"  "Collection Armand Trampitsch." HV, HQP. Blue Hardcover 901 lots of ancients, plus 9 ppl of color enlargements. 301G, 98 Gaul, 77 RR, 21 RI gold, 25 Byz gold, 5 DA, 374 RI.  The Gallic coins are outstanding with 37 in gold!
    Gaul (98), sestertii and middle bronze (many)
1988, April 11-13.  "Numismatique." HV. MQP. 712 ancients + 1 color ppl. + 300 mostly French. 94 Greek gold and electrum, 463 G silver, 14 Gaul, 16 RR, 66 RI gold, 30 RI, 13 Byz , 1 Ostrogothic,
1989, 14-15 March, "Numismatique, Paris, DM" VHV. MQP. 177 ancients among 497. 16 Greek gold, 137 G silver, 13 RI gold, 1 medallion, 4 Byz, 4 Gaul, 2 Carolingian. 
Vinchon
1989, 4-5 Oct. "Collections Etiene Page, Paris, DM" VHV. MQP. 151 ancients among 477. 20 Greek gold and electrum, 28 R gold, 36 Byz, 33 DA gold, 34 Carolingian
    Dark Ages, DA gold (33)
1989, 15 Nov., unusual small format (9 1/2" by 6 1/2") thin, "Quelques Fleurons de la Numismatique." [This issue begins at lot 116. There was another auction the same date with lots 1-115.] VHV. HQP. 41 ancients among 60, all in color. 24 G, 16 R gold, 1 Gaul gold. 
1990, 23-24 April. "Collection J. M. de Costa Rica"  MV. MQP. 113 ancients among 732.
1991, 13 April. "Numismatique, Paris, DM."  HV. MQP. 67 ancients among 481, plus 1 color ppl among 2. 5 G gold, 18 G silver, 17 R gold, 11 Byz, 11 Gaul, 4 Merovingian, 4 Carolingian
1991, 16 Nov. "Numismatique, Paris, EC"  VHV. MQP. 98 ancients among 475, plus 14 one-sided color photos among 2 ppl..  19 G, 12 RR, 21 RI gold, 37 Byz.
1992, 20 Nov., "Numismatique, Paris, DR" 278 ancients among 491, plus 1 1/2 color ppl among 2. HV. MQP. 90 G, 75 Roman gold, 5 RR, 13 RI, 8 Byz, 55 Gaul, 9 Danube Celtic, 2 Merovingian, 20 Carolingian
1994, 18 May. "Collection Manuel Canovas" small-format. VHV. HQP. 120 ancients manong 160, all in color. 27 G, 9 Gaul, 12 RR, 48 RI, 14 Byz, 6 DA.
1994, 24-25 Nov., "Paris, DR" "Collection Velkov, Feret." VHV. HQP. Dark blue cardcover. 478 ancients among 525 plus 2 1/2 color ppl among 3. Some enlargements throughout.  173 G gold and electrum, 117 G silver, 36 G AE, 11 RR, 30 R gold, 37 Byz gold, 27 RI silver, 50 RI AE, 7 Gaul.
    Greek gold and electrum (173)
1995, 22-23 May, "Numismatique, Paris, DR"  MV. MQP.  454 ancients among 954, plus 2 color ppl among 4. 178 G, 51 RR, 176 RI, 28 Byz, 10 Celtic wheels, 11 Gaul.
1999, 26 April, "Paris, DR" "Numismatique."  HV. HQP. 362 ancients among 620, plus 3 color ppl (on cover). 255 G, 6 RR, 25 RI, 18 Byz, 19 DA, 39 Celtic of Gaul.
2001, 23 Jan.  "Numismatique"  VHV. HQP. 71 ancients among 185, all in B&W plus most in color enlargements. 9 G, 56 R mostly gold, 5 sestertii
2003, 7 Oct. "Monnaies Antiques"  VHV. VHQP.  79 ancients, all in color, all also beautifully enlarged, none under $1000 and typically more like $10,000. Two coins per page; sometimes only one. Thin but gorgeous. Wow!  65 G, 13 RI, 1 DA.

    [Other French catalogs, including Gadoury, Poinsignon, etc. Many French catalogs do not mention the name of the firm prominently like other catalogs do. They are catagorized by coin "expert". There may be the names of several individuals on a catalog.]
1972, 28-29 Feb and 1 Mar. "Monnaies de Collection, Paris"  HV. MLowQP.  5 G gold, 63 R gold (4 photos), 42 Byz (22 photos), 12 Gaul gold, 4 DA (only 2/3 the coins are photographed)
1982, 17-19 Oct. "Monnaies de Collection" , "Lyon," Yellow hardcover. MLowV. MQP. 743 ancients among 1834. Celtic 26, 253 G, 57 RR, 313 RI, 59 Byz, 6 DA.

Waddell.  Waddell, Edward J.  Washington D.C.  
Auction 1 (1982, Dec. 9).  MV. MQP. 584 ancients, almost all Roman provincial in nice grade on 34 ppl + 1 E.  Some very large module pieces.   [$19]
    Roman Provincial (584-)



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The end of the list.  Comments on the firms and how the list was assembled follow.




Additional Comments

     Another consideration is the interest of the coins in the catalog. Some firms tend to disburse collections or smaller themed groups that have been very thoughtfully assembled by serious collectors. Other firms seem to sell any expensive coins that come along. Coins do not have to be expensive to be unusual and interesting. Catalogs with themes or numerous mini-themes are much more interesting and desirable than catalogs with random selections of coins. For example, a catalog with a run of 10 legionary issues of Gallienus has something special, clearly assembled with serious intent, whereas a catalog with 10 random coins of Gallienus, no matter how high their grades, would not be nearly as interesting.
    If a collector who had been seriously collecting those series for ten years would nevertheless find in a catalog numerous rare and historical types to interest him, I will try to note this even if the coins and presentation are not noted as high.

   
Catalogs with many coins in the $100 or less price range are hardly considered on this site. If they, nevertheless, have many coins of interest to advanced collectors because of some special collecting theme, they will be denoted MLV for "moderately low value."  For example, some M&M Deutschland catalogs fit this category because they have extensive runs of interesting, but inexpensive, Roman provincial coins.
   A link to a few caveats.

Comment:  There is a series of books on Roman coins that gives auction listings and prices realized for Roman coins from very many auctions. A list of the auctions is here.  However, it does not have photos of the coins-- just the auction house descriptions and prices realized. Combined with a catalog collection, it would be a powerful tool to research coins, condition, value, and relative rarity.  Now, for many important recent sales this can be done at coinarchives.com .



Emphases I will note (and their abbreviations):  I am more interested in Roman and Roman Provincial than Greek. Therefore I will notice more about the Roman and Roman Provincial coins than the Greek coins. I will try to distinguish any major emphases I notice, such as the following sub-classifications of the major classifications:
Greek  = G  (= primarily silver tetradrachms and drachms)
    Greek AE  (= copper denominations, not including Roman provincial)
    fractions (= silver fractions)
    collections emphasizing particular cities
Greek Imperial (see "Roman Provincial" RP)
Roman = R
    R = Roman, including both Republican and imperial (When I began the site I did not distinguish Republican from Imperial, now I do, but not all have been updated.)
    RR = Roman Republican (before Octavian), Roman Republican AE
    RI = Roman imperial (including Octavian through Zeno)
    Roman gold (= aurei), late Roman gold (= solidii before Anastasius)
    late Roman AE (= unusual AE of the tetrarchy and later)
Roman Provincial = RP (= Greek Imperial), includes European, Asia Minor, the Levant, and Roman Egypt in the main count. If dominated by Roman Egypt, the count of Roman Egypt may be separated out.
    Roman Egypt = Roman Alexandria (in my counts, often not separated out from Roman Provnicial unless very numerous)
Byzantine = Byz (beginning with Anastasius, and sometimes including a small amount of related material such as coins of Trebizond or lead seals. In high quality catalogs "Byz" usually means solidi and very occasional silver. Good selections of high-quality AE will be mentioned.)
    Byzantine AE (= unusual Byzantine AE)
Dark Ages = DA  (= Ostrogothic, Vandal, etc., often gold)
    Dark Ages AE (if all AE and not gold)
Armenian
Oriental Greek (= Parthian, Sasanian, Arabian, etc. When I began this site, I did not separate out this category from "Greek." Now I do if and only if the catalog has substantial numbers of unusual examples.)
Celtic  (if a significant section of them is separated out)
Celtic England
Arabic (means early Arabic)
Arab-Byzantine
Aksumite
Axumite (see "Aksumite")
Quadrans, Quadrantes
Parthian 
Samarian references
Sasanian  Sas
Sassanian (see "Sasanian") 

****  For a given firm, catalogs before this symbol are not on Coinarchives for anyone, and catalogs after that are on Coinarchives for subscribers (but not for most of us, unless they are in the last 6 months).

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Why auction catalogs are useful to collectors and therefore collectable
. The auction-sale catalogs I am writing about are all well-illustrated with excellent ancient coins. If you are interested in high-quality ancient coins (with quality far above almost all eBay coins) the best way to learn about them and their prices is to peruse catalogs like these with their "prices realized." Collectors in the US should be aware that most high-quality ancient coins are sold in Europe, not in the US. If you want a top-quality piece or a major rarity, you have a much better chance of finding it in a European catalog.
    You can extend your horizons by seeing new types and series you have not seen before. You can learn about what is out there to collect. You can enjoy learning about beautiful ancient coins! You can look up a series of coins and see what has been offered. You can determine the frequency with which a type is offered and its prices. You can knowledgeably prepare bids. You can take notes and prepare a want list. You can learn what good coins should look like in order to learn to spot fakes. You can learn about typical flan sizes, tyical centering, and other factors that impact value.
    I suggest you take a few catalogs with you when you watch sports on TV. During the breaks in the action and commercials you can peruse the coins and learn a lot (or, don't watch TV and just look at coin catalogs!).

A typical catalog -- the norm from which unusual catalogs deviate.
    Expect catalogs to be large format (about 8 x 11 inches or a bit smaller), with card covers (paperback), photographs on glossy paper with almost all coins photographed with excellent photographs lifesize in black and white. A page plate or two of black and white enlargements is common. Deviations from this norm will be noted, for example, hardcovers, or significantly smaller size, or numerous additional enlarged or color photographs.
    Catalogs usually identify all coins according to the major reference works. Types are usually described and legends written out. Higher quality catalogs often have identifications that are significantly more extensive and historical commentary. If coins are barely identified, without writing out the types and inscriptions, the identifications will be called "brief."
    Typical quality catalogs have about half Greek and half Roman, with a few Byzantine gold and very few Roman Provincial.
    Most modern catalogs have the photos throughout the text. Most older catalogs have "page plates" of photos at the end. If the catalog has page plates, they will be counted and noted.



US firms introduced first (European firms introduced below):
(Details of particular catalogs are given in the list.)

Berk  (Chicago, Illinois)  [Here is a link to a page on  Berk catalogs, which I did not review so thoroughly as catalogs on this page.]
    Quality coins. Usually 600 or more coins very well illustrated, with a few enlarged and recent issues always have a few plates in color. Berk offers some extremely expensive coins and many high grade common hoard coins. He offers relatively few collections, although some issues have outstanding groups. Most descriptions are brief, occasionally with a paragraph or more devoted to rarer types. Unfortunately, they are in "buy or bid" format with a relatively high "buy" price. Because no prices-realized is published, it is impossible to tell what the coins would be really worth on the auction market. (Berk catalogs are very inexpensive on the secondary market.) 

CNG (Classical Numismatic Group) (Quarryville, Pennsylvania).
    These catalogs are the finest currently being produced in the US. They are commonly available and recent issues are the best value for money of all catalogs. If you are thinking of beginning a good reference collection of sale catalogs, begin with these. They have a website at  cngcoins.com
    CNG sells some of the very best coins, but every catalog has numerous more affordable coins. Catalogs 35-70 are very large with thousands of nice coins. I list them as "MV" for "moderate value" because they have many coins of interest to collectors who buy coins for under $500. This does not mean that they do not carry high value coins. After 2002 the average value of the coins increased to well-above the minimum for "MV" because they began selling more of their coins worth under $500 on-line at their web site. Beginning with issue #67 the photographs are all in color and the presentation is excellent. My abbreviations for value, such as "MV", do not refer to the highest value coins in the catalog, rather to the lowest.  As of 2004, it is almost fair to say their catalogs have "high value" coins because the minimum quality has gone up significantly and very few $100 coins are offered. Many of their $100-$500 coins are offered in the their on-line auctions that close every second Wednesday.

Freeman and Sear (Los Angeles, California)
    High and moderate value coins, with some very high value coins. Moderate quality presentation with hiqh-quality photography. Usually about 600 coins, almost all ancients.

Markov  (New York)   
    Moderate value coins, with some high to very high value pieces. Moderate quality presentation. Markov specializes in  coins of the former Soviet Union, with strong selections of some series seldom seen elsewhere. He has remarkable runs of "Central Asian" pre-Islamic and Islamic coins. He has outstanding "Black Sea area" runs, such as Panticipaion, Kings of the Bosporus, and Byzantine AE from Cherson. He also offers, but not in large numbers, traditional Greek and Roman coins. 

The New York Sale
    High value coins. High quality presentation. December sales  in New York at the New York International Coin Show conducted jointly by two or three firms including Baldwin's and M&M Numismatics, with originally Vecchi and now Markov.

NFA = Numismatic Fine Arts  (Los Angeles, California)
   Very high to moderate value coins. Very high quality presentation to moderate quality presentation. This firm folded in 1993. They produced some of the finest ancient coin catalogs of the time, with coins of the highest quality very well described. Not all, but about half their catalogs are truly splendidly produced with wonderful coins, long and interesting descriptions, and excellent photographs. Their "mail bid" sales offer moderate value coins with moderate quality presentation.

Triton
    Very high value coins. Very high quality presentation. Superb annual sales at the New York International Coin Show originally conducted jointly by three firms -- CNG, Freeman and Sear, and NAC, and most recently CNG alone. These are wonderful catalogs. Their format and extensive writeups are much like catalogs of CNG, and the numbering of other CNG catalogs includes these in the sequence. The main difference is that the coins in the Triton sales are all of very high quality.


 
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European firms introduced:
(Details of particular catalogs are given in the list.)

AAG (= Auctiones A.G.) (Basel, Switzerland)
    An affiliate of Leu. Moderate value coins and moderate quality presentation.

Christie's (London)
    Very high value coins. High quality presentation. Like Sotheby's, Christie's ancient coin catalogs tend to disperse outstanding collections. All the ones I have seen have high production values. (I do not know the entire series.)  [I have few of their catalogs to reveiw.]

Elsen (Brussels, Belgium)
    Moderate to low value coins. Moderate quality presentation. Most catalogs are quite heavy and thick with hundreds of ancients, but the other coins are even more numerous. Typically only 1/3 the coins will be ancient. Most of the ancients are common and many are worth only $100 or less.  [I have reviewed only a few of the most interesting  issues.] 

Gorny = (now) Gorny Mosch = (formerly) Giessner Gorny (Munich, Germany)
    Moderate to high value coins, with moderate to high quality presentation. Their location in Munich, gateway to the west for many travelers from the east, seems to give them access to the best of new hoards. They have excellent coins with many of high and even very high value, but unlike Leu or M&M or NAC or Vecchi, their catalogs do not have the flavor of a laboreously assembled collection.  Rarely is there a strong theme or even mini-theme. So many coins are very high quality that I suppose much of their material must be from collections (I don't know), but much of their material is apparently the top end of recently-appearing hoards. If you want to see the very best of what is coming out of the Balkans and points east, look in the Gorny catalogs. The photography is excellent.

Hess-Leu
    High and very high value coins. Moderate quality presentation. Catalogs from the 1950's and 1960's. I do not know this series well.

Künker, Fritz Rudolf 
   This firm did not specialize in ancient coins until the last few years. Formerly, some of their catalogs had some ancients, but most coins were world coins. Approximately 2002 things changed. Some of their catalogs were devoted to ancients and many very desirable coins were offered. They still print many catalogs without ancients, but when they have huge auctions, as they often do, they put the ancient coins in a separate catalog.

Lanz (Munich = München, Germany).
    Moderate to high value coins. Moderate quality presentation. They are now past issue number 135. Of the first 96 issues, all the even numbers are solely ancient coins, and all the odd numbers have no ancient coins. That is very convenient. Excellent photographs. Recent issues are in color. Usually about 600 coins in a 1/4 inch thick catalog. Issues 1-10 went under the name of "Gitta Kastner" before continuing under the name "Lanz München." "Lanz Graz" has quality coins but inferior illustrations. It seems to have discontinued auction catalogs in 1980, while Lanz München continued.  (Hermann Lanz collected Celtic coins and published a book on them, and the catalogs of Dr. Hubert Lanz usually have a better selection of Celtic coins than the catalogs of most other dealers.)  

Leu Numismatik = Leu Numismatics, formerly known as Bank Leu and now LHS Numismatik (as of 2005)  (Zurich, Switzerland).
    Very high value coins.  High quality to highest quality presentation. The multimillionaires sell and buy with Leu. Their catalogs are superb, with highest quality coins often enlarged and extensively discussed, usually in German but sometimes in English (the recent issues have been in English). They sell the best and just the best, not diluted with "affordable" or hoard coins. If a coin is in a Leu catalog, it is probably from a serious collection assembled by a very wealthy collector.
    Some Leu issues do not have ancients. Some have ancients among a larger number of other coins. But some issues are devoted to ancient coins alone and they are always beautiful and highly desirable coins.

LHS Numismatik [see Leu above]

M&M = Monnaies et Médailles S. A. Bâle (French) = Münzen und Medallen A. G. Basel (German) (Basel, Switzerland).
    Most early issues are in French. A few are in German. All later issues (#77ff) are in German. 
    Very high value to high value coins. Moderate quality presentation. Many issues have ancient coins of outstanding value and interest. Some issues do not have ancient coins, and some issues with ancients have many non-ancient coins. They discontinued business in 2004 and the run of their catalogs is now complete.

M&M Deutschland, now M&M GMBH (omitting "Deutschland")
    It was founded as a Germany-based affiliate of M&M (Issue 1 was September 1997). Now that the original M&M is out of business, it has had its name shortened to M&M. Moderate and low value coins with excellent photographs and moderate presentation. They often have very interesting runs of coins on particular themes -- clearly assembled by thoughtful collectors. The coins are just not necessarily of high value. Many catalogs have been very strong in Roman provincial coins and some in Greek AE coins.

NAC = Numismatica Ars Classica (Zurich, Switzerland)
    They have numbered sales and named sales with high and very high value coins and very high or high quality presentation, and they have lettered (A, B, ...) sales of moderate value coins with moderate quality presentation and brief descriptions.
    Not all numbered sales have ancients, but the majority do and they have splendid coins. Many numbered issues have many plates of enlargements and color photographs. Their production values are outstanding. Catalogs since number 4 have been in English. The lettered sales consist of ancients on many page plates. If you want to see spectacular catalogs, the numbered sales of NAC are among the best.

Peus = Busso Peus (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
    Moderate value coins. Moderate quality presentation until 2005, when they switched to color. Until recently, Peus put out huge catalogs, often in two volumes with very many plates, but typically only about 1/5 or 1/4 the coins were ancient. Only some of their catalogs concentrated on ancients. In late 2003 they changed formats to a slightly larger page size and catalogs with exclusively ancients (including "oriental" such as Arabic coins). If you are only interest in ancient coins, you no longer have to get the "world" coin issues which have no ancients at all. This is a distinct improvement for the ancient-coin catalog collector.
    They often have extensive selections of "oriental" coins including Parthian, Sasanian, and Arabic coins. If you collect those series, Peus catalogs are essential.

Sotheby's
    Very high value coins. Like Christie's, Sotheby's ancient coin catalogs tend to dispurse outstanding collections. Recent catalogs have high quality presentations. However, earlier catalogs are in a small format and not well illustrated. In fact, many are much less attractive than most modern catalogs.

Spink (London)
    Moderate value coins. Spink is a major coin firm in London, but much of their business is in coins other than ancient. Their ancient coins are very nice, but only occasionally does one of their auctions emphasize ancients. I am not familiar with many Spink catalogs.

Sternberg (Zurich, Switzerland).
    High and moderate value coins. Catalogs with high quality presentiation (in German), often in hardcover. Sometimes with outstanding theme collections of less expensive coins such as Axumite, rare Late Roman AE, unusal Byzantine AE, etc. Most catalogs have many high value coins, but they almost always have many excellent less expensive coins. They also often include antiquities, with outstanding selections of cut stones (including stamp seals, cylinder seals, and rings) and ancient jewelry.  They went out of business in 2000.  

Tkalec = Münzauction Tkalec A.G. (Zurich, Switzerland)
    Very high quality and high quality coins. The catalogs since 1994 have had the highest quality presentation (in German). The photography is superb. Some of the recent catalogs are hardcover, with many, or most, or all, coins in color and also enlarged in color. All the coins are at the extreme high end of condition for their types, but, unlike Leu coins for example, some are relatively common coins merely in spectacular grade. If you want a coffee table coin book, a recent Tkalec catalog would serve well.

Vecchi (London, England)
    Vecchi went out of business in 2000 after 17 very interesting issues. Moderate quality coins. Moderate quality presentation. However, the coins are of exceptional interest. Somehow he found long runs of unusual series to sell. For example, no other catalogs have better runs of 5th century AE4's. He published several specialized catalogs. If you like something different in the way of ancients, he may have a good run of it along with many mainline quality ancient coins. I love Vechhi catalogs for the unusal interest of the coins he offered.


 
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Here is a link to the table of contents of the SAN (Society for Ancient Numismatics) journal:  http://www.grifterrec.com/SAN/san.html


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