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Gorny and Mosch Slates Sale
By World Coin News
September 19, 2013

This article was originally printed in World Coin News.
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Auctions 215-217 will be conducted by Gorny & Mosch Oct. 14-18.

The auctions are billed as having Roman coins at their best. Going on the block is the Old Sable Collection as well as other material.

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The collection contains selected coins of the Romans from the early aes grave coinage until A.D. 476 when Odoacer deposed Romulus Augustus.

Among the additional material is a multiplum of Emperor Constantine the Great of 6 solidi from Nicomedia, issued on the occasion of his 30th anniversary wearing the imperial purple. The extremely fine piece is estimated at 150,000 euros.

Half of that sum is expected for an aureus dating to one of the most thrilling eras in world history, minted in 43 B. C., just the following year after the assassination of Julius Caesar. It is possible to date this coin with a tolerance of a couple of months thanks to the titles with which Octavian, the eventual winner of the civil war, refers to himself on the obverse.

Also going on the block is a small series of legionary denarii of Marc Antony as part of the Roman Republic section.

Among the many world coins featured in the sale, there will be 450 Russian coins.

The catalogs can be viewed online at http://www.gmcoinart.de/online_catalogue and ordered at Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich.



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