Ancient coin books and auction catalogs for sale.

Roman coin, Greek coin, Byzantine coin, and other ancient-coin reference works.
Numismatic literature for the ancient-coin specialist.
   [My sale catalogs come with PRs so you can tell what the coins really sold for.]

Shipping is in the US only. It is $3.50 for one catalog or book and 75 cents for each additional catalog
USPS media mail. You must be in the US; I do not ship to other countries unless you pay very large shipping costs required by the US Post Office.
Note: Auction sale catalogs come with copies of the PR, which makes a big difference. You can tell what coins really sold for. If you get the catalog elsewhere, you probably won't get the PR with it.


Go to major references on:   Greek, Greek AECeltic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.

  (If you would rather see coins for sale, go to the main page ).

NEW: 2020, July 7: Many that were sold are completely removed. Sales picked up since Covid-19 kept people at home. Each of the books below is one-of-a-kind. I am selling the books of a retired dealer and when they are gone they will be gone.
May 30:  Some Lanz catalogs added. Triton X.
2020 April 13:  Armenian, Northumbrian, Lydian, at the top
March 29: Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins found in Britain and Ireland.  At the top. If you would like some literature to read, make me an offer. I think most, if not all, of my prices are the lowest on the market, but I'd like to sell some of these to someone who would like to look at them. That might be you! Make me an offer. 
Jan. 30:  Many prices reduced. Wonderful NAC catalogs on Roman gold coins added.

Of very special interest are: The Labors of Hercules and other heroic epics as depicted on Roman Provincial coinage Gold of Venice, reference books on coins ofthe Jewish War, and Heiss on ancient Spain, the Mabbott Collection, with more Contorniates than anywhere else. Sale catalogs with an outstanding Byzantine collection, an amazing collection of sestertii, an outstanding collection of Jewish and Holy Land provincial coins, a collection with 74 coins of Lucilla, a collection with 51 varieties of symbols on Republican coins with griffins from moneyer L. Papius and a run of Aksumite pieces. The Lanz "Leo Benz" collection of Roman imperial coins in two volumes. A collection of very large diameter Roman provincials, BCD ThessalyVan Arsdell's Celtic Coinage of Britain classic, many Greek SNGs

Sale catalogs come with Prices Realized.

Green means especially good for that series. Bold green is highly desirable because of the selection of coins in that series. Green without bold is desirable.
Purple means sold.

Terms: To ask me a question, or to order, e-mail me, Warren, at e
I accept personal checks, Zelle, and PayPal to that e-mail address.  Please write first so I can confirm availability.

All sale catalogs are in good (often better) used condition and come with a copy of the Prices Realized (PR), unless marked otherwise, so you can tell what the coins were really worth. If you buy these elsewhere, you probably won't get the PR and you won't get this critical information. You won't be able to tell what the coins really sold for.

Abbreviations are explained below, such as"HV" for catalogs with High-Value coins, and "ppl" for page plates of coins.
Links to catalogs alphabetically by firm:  CNG (and Triton), Lanz, M&M, NAC, Tkalec.

Go to references on:  Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.

 

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Four slim books as one lot:  $16 + $4 shipping. They are all on a single theme--the connection between coins and history.
Coinage and Conflict, by Henry Pollak. 2001. 8 1/2" square, 73-page paperback, many ancients, but not limited to ancients. Well-illustrated with many coins enlarged in color.  Seems to be coins from the author's (expensive) collection placed in history. It includes an Ides-of-March denarius, Cleopatra tetradrachm, etc. 

Historical References to Coins of the Roman Empire, E.A. Sydenham. 1917  [It says, by accident, "to Coins" on the cover but really should be "on Coins" as it is on the title page]. Hardcover. 155 pages. Illustrated throughout with less than one coin per page on average. Arranged by emperor. A short discussion of what each did and coins that are related. I book I enjoyed and used to think about which coins best reflected the emperor.  It discusses coins that connect to history. As new.

Some Historical Roman Coins, by Edward Lee Terrace. A 44-page booklet describing 41 coins on exhibition at Dartmouth.  1958. Nicely printed but the photos are not up to modern standards.

Historical Roman Coins Illustrating the Period 44 B.C. to A.D. 55, by K. D. White. 1958. PB. A selection of the collection at Rhodes University. Printed from typewriter font. 25 coins, each extensively discussed. The photos are not up to modern standards.

 


Medieval Armenian Coins, by Paul Bedoukian. 1971. No interior marks.  1971. Paperback. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2". 68 pages plus 10 page plates. A few small stains on the covers.  [$22]

The Coinage of Lydia and Persia; From the Earliest Times to the Fall of the Dynasty of the Achaemenidae, by Barclay Head (1844-1914), Pegasus reprint from 1987, but a printed reprint of the original, not a photocopy as are the paperback copies on Amazon. 4+55 pages. One page plate. Large 8 1/2" x 11" format. The original is very old [$6].  

Cleopatra, A Life. By Stacy Schiff. Winner of the Pulitzer prize. Paperback. Not a coin book. Free with a $10 or more book order.  Just ask for it. 

The Roman Legions, by H.M.D. Parker. 1928, reprinted by B&N, 1993. Hardcover. 296 pages. No plates. This is not a coin book. Free with a $10 or more book order.  Just ask for it. 

Roman and Early Byzantine Gold Coins found in Britain and Ireland, by Bland and Loriot. Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication 46, 2010. Hardcove. Large format. With DJ. 370 pages and 22 plates. Very fine. [$29]  

A Dictionary of Ancient Greek Coins, John Melville Jones  1986. New. 248 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. [$19]. Hardcover. All the terms related to Greek coins that you want to know. Was $49 when I bought my copy when it first came out and it was worth it. Reprinted since then. My price is too cheap! 

Roman Coins and Their Values, 3rd edition, 1981. David Sear. New. A one-volume source for Roman Coins. Representative, but far from a complete list of types. I find it the short histories of the emperors useful and I can't understand why the newer and larger edition omits the tables of titles and their dates, which is very useful. It covers over 300 Republican types, too.  Obviously, the prices are outdated, but the relative prices are not.  [$12] I consult mine almost every day, even though I have the 5-volume edition too. 

A Dictionary of Roman Coins, Seth W. Stevenson.  My page of book reviews says "Many collectors enjoy A Dictionary of Roman Coins by Seth Stevenson. A massive 929-page work published in 1889 (but mostly written c. 1850), it has been reprinted and is not hard to find. It has a quaint 19th century style more than compensated for by its extremely thorough listing of types, legends, attributes, and any other term that might come up in conjunction with Roman coins."  $65 and $60 elsewhere. As new. [$45, reduced to $39, + $5 shipping]

Coins of the Crusader States, Malloy, Preston, and Seltman.  1994 first edition. 12 pages shorter than the second edition. Virtually new. [$45, reduced to $29] (The second edition goes for over $120 at auction and on Amazon.)
 


BCD Thessaly, auction sale catalog Nomos 4, 10 May 2011:  Coins of Thessaly.  Hardbound, 167 pages, 437 lots, including many multiple lots, all illustrated in color with many enlargements.  The best coins of the BCD Thessaly collection. The others were in Triton XV.  [$35, reduced to $29]  (with PR, of course) Compare to this copy on vcoins:https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/kirk_davis/45/product/bcd_thessaly__nomos_auction_4_10_may_2011_the_bcd_collection/1151244/Default.aspx




Rudolf Hilbert, Die Elektronprägung von Milet (Nomismata 9), in two volumes.
11 1/2" x 8". Large volumes.
Bonn 2018. 2 Bde. 511 Seiten, 111 Tafeln. Abbildungen in Farbe und s/w.
Band I: Die Elektronprägungen von Milet. S. 1-256, davon 22 Tafeln
Band II: Anhänge und Tafeln. S. 257-511, 111 Tafeln (Plates of electrum coins of Miletus).
[$89] If you own one of these coins, it cost a lot more than $89!  Get the new reference work on them.

 

 

Gabrici "La Monetazione del bronzo Nella Sicilia Antica" 1975 Forni cardcover reprint of the 1927 original. 213 large A4 pages and 10 plates with 320 AE coins photographed in B&W. If you like Greek copper of Sicily, this book will appeal to you. [$25]  

Voegtli, H. Bilder der Heldenepen in der kaiserzeitlichen griechischen Munzprägung. (Aesch, 1977). Dr. Voegtli's (formerly of Münzen und Medaillen AG) doctoral dissertation on the Labors of Hercules and other heroic epics as depicted on Roman Provincial coinage. A4. Cardcover. 168 pages (in German) plus 24 individual page plates (loose and designed to be tucked into a slot in the back cover. It looks like a typewritten thesis with 24 inidvidual page plates. Rare and interesting. Excellent condition. [$179, reduced to $159] (This is probably less than the cost of one nice coin of these types.)

[SNG Lockett]. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. British Series. Volume III. The Lockett Collection. All five parts. Part I. Spain-Italy. Part II. Sicily-Thrace. Part III. Macedonia-Aegina (Gold and Silver). Part IV. Peloponnese-Aeolis (Gold and Silver). Part V. Lesbos-Cyrenaica: Addenda (Gold and Silver). (London; Published for the British Academy, 1938-49). Complete in five parts. Folio. 64 fine plates illustrating 3,542 coins with accompanying pages of descriptive text. All in the original printed card covers. Fine condition. Important and seldom offered, original edition of this major collection. Clain-Stefanelli 1913. Daehn 1971. Kroh p. 13 (four stars).
https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=385203
My set is in better condition from the looks of the bindings (CNG's were far from "very fine"). Their set went for $1900 + fees in summer 2019. If you know who the underbidder was, let him or her know of this set which is better and much less expensive. [$1495, reduced to $1395]

Sylloge Nummorem Graecorum (all folio, that is, very tall, about 15", but not thick):


SNG ANS part 1: Etruria-Calabria (cardcover)   Very good condition. No marks. [$95 SOLD]
SNG ANS part 2: Lucania (cardcover)               [$85]   not much more than half the most recent price elsewhere I could find.
CNG had parts 1 and 2 for $255+fees. 
   https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=104502

Folio!  Huge paperback. 1975. 38 plates. Very good interior. Nice cover but spine sunned.   $1092(!) on Amazon  [$85 + $7 shipping. It is folio, tall, and hard to ship.]        (I could not find these individually on CNG) 

SNG ANS part 5: Sicily III: Syracuse-Siceliotes (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: The Collection of the American Numismatic Society, by Denyse Berend. 
Note:  This includes Syracuse with some of the finest coins of all. Hardcover, folio (15 1/4" x 11 3/4"; you need a tall shelf), hardcover, nearly new. There was one copy on Amazon at $155 and a second copy listed at $485. Here, an excellent copy: $95 + $7 shipping (it is large and awkward to ship) media-mail in the US only. 

SNG ANS part 6. Unlike the others, this one is common. (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum) ANS (American Numismatic Society) VI, Palestine-South Arabia. Hardcover. Folio. 1615 coins photographed, covering the Holy Land very well. It should be a $100 book, but they printed too many for the market. Supply and demand have balanced. Hard to pack it is so big (not thick, but folio! You need a tall shelf!)  [$29 including S&H in the US (US only) media-mail. It is tricky to ship because it is so large, but I'll absorb the cost.] A great reference work. I use mine a lot. 

SNG IV Fitzwilliam Museum, part I (Spain-Italy)  Folio. 1972 Plates 1-14. Nearly new. Very thick covers. [$39 + $7 shipping]


SNG IV Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections, part II, Sicily-Thrace. Folio. 1972.  Covers very thick. Plates 15-33. Excellent plates.  [$39 + $7 shipping, it is folio]  A web search found none on Amazon or vcoins and it at $86 elsewhere.

SNG IV Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections, part VIII, Syria-Nabathaea.  Folio. 1971. Covers very thick. Plates 117-136.  Excellent plates. None on Amazon or vcoins and a book consolidator search found none. [$39 + $7 shipping (it is folio!)]

SNG Deutschland Statliche Munzsammlung Munchen, volume 1 (Hispania-Gallia Narbonensis) Cardcovers. 432 coins on 17 folio page plates. Very fine. No marks. Excellent for ancient Spain and Gaul [$39 + $7 shipping in the US only] 

Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tubingen. Palastina. IVa Bilad as Sam I, 1993, 51 pages which include 18 plates, map, folio, tan card covers. Near new. No marks.  $100 elsewhere. $59 here + $7 shipping. 

Not folio, but large:

Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum. SNG FRANCE 3. PAMPHYLIE, PISIDIE, LYCAONIE, GALATIE
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, 1994, 34 pages, 146 plates each with facing text, tall quarto, red cloth, dust jacket. [Very good, former owner's name on flyleaf, 12 pages with 2-4 names of emperors in the descriptions circled in ink, and 4 pages with one name circled in ink. 146 pages and their plates have no ink. The plates are all clean and nice. Dust jacket very good. $115, reduced to $95 + $7 shipping. (This book is more than worth it if you collect any coins from that region).] Compare to: 
https://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=348715   


 


RIC V, part I, photocopy. [$3]  This part covers Valerian to Florian.  Long ago when reprints of volume 5, part 1, were not available I photocopied it and put the loose copies in manila folders by emperor. Later, I bought a real copy when I found one. Now, rather than waste this, I want to pass it on.

Royal Greek Portrait Coins, by Edward Newell. Hardcover 1937. 103  pages with stories and one portrait coin from each Hellenistic King. The original 1937 edition in great shape, not the reprint. I really like this book. [$4] 

Beginner's book:  Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Coins and How to Know Them, by G. B. Rawlings. HC. 1966. 360 pages. 184 pages on ancients, 83 on English, 42 on Scotish and Irish, 32 page plates of okay photos, but modern printing is better. [$5, reduced to $4, with good DJ]
 

Catálogo General de la Moneda Hispánica: Desde su orígenes hasta el siglo V (Spanish Edition) 1982. Good condition. Nice DJ and tight contents but occasional inked notes (such as "Augustus" identifying the a run of coins of Augustus) and inked index notes on the back flyleaf. A price guide for and line drawing of 1967 types with short descriptions in Spanish, almost all illustrated with 248 pages of line-drawings of ancient Spanish coins. Only ancient coins. Hardcover with DJ. 8 1/4" by 11" [$89, reduced to $79]     

Le Bestiare des Monnaies, des Sceaux, et des Medailles. Heavy glossy paperback with XLIV plus 535 pages of articles in French on animals on coins and medals. Only a fraction is on ancient coins. You won't want this unless you read French, since it is mostly text--not an exhaustive list of photos.  No internal flaws. 3/4' tear at the top of the spine (could be easily taped). [$39, reduced to $19]



 


Go to major references on:   Greek, Celtic, Biblical, Roman Provincial, Roman Republican, Roman Imperial, Roman Gold, Byzantine, English, Medieval, Scholarly journals, sale catalogs by firm.



AHigh value for money: SNG (Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum) ANS (American Numismatic Society) VI, Palestine-South Arabia. Hardcover. Folio. 1615 coins photographed, covering the Holy Land very well. It should be a $100 book, but they printed too many for the market. Supply and demand have balanced. Hard to pack it is so big (not thick, but folio! You need a tall shelf!)  [$25 including S&H in the US (US only) media-mail. It is tricky to ship because it is so large, but I'll absorb the cost.] A great reference work. I use mine a lot. Table of contents to the right.


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Greek Coins  (Roman, etc. follow chronologically)  



Rudolf Hilbert, Die Elektronprägung von Milet (Nomismata 9), in two volumes.
11 1/2" x 8". Large volumes.
Bonn 2018. 2 Bde. 511 Seiten, 111 Tafeln. Abbildungen in Farbe und s/w.
Band I: Die Elektronprägungen von Milet. S. 1-256, davon 22 Tafeln
Band II: Anhänge und Tafeln. S. 257-511, 111 Tafeln (of electrum coins of Miletus).
[$89] If you own one of these coins, it cost a lot more than $89!  Get the new reference work on them.


Portraits of Royal Ladies on Greek Coins, by. L. Forrer, 1969 thin hardcover. 72 pages. 1-3 coins illustrated per page.   $10 on Amazon. Here $6.

Historia Numorum by Barkley Head (967 pages plus 7 tables) dark green cloth, Spink 1993 reprint, plus The Illustrations of Historia Numorum, by John Svoronos and Barclay Head (64 pages plus 34 plates plus 4 tables of lettering), both volumes as one lot [$59, reduced to $45 The book is old but remarkably complete and well done.

The Arthur S. Dewing Collection of Greek Coins, by Mildenberg and Hurter. ACNAC # 6 in two volumes, text , 194 pages, and plates, 142 with 2797 coins.  Boxed set of two hardcover books in orange cloth. [$95 on vcoins. Virtually new. $72.50 in this condition on Amazon. Here $59.] Dewing is famous for having loved (and being able to afford) decadrachms. Over 60 of his are illustrated here.

Ancient Coins from Olbia and Panticapaeum, Photographed by Hrbas and Marco. Hardcover. No dust jacket. 168 pages, the first 136 pages are gigantic photos of coins, one side per page (the photos are too large) with a small life-size image too at the bottom of each page. The end pages are short descriptions of those coins in English. Spine sunned. Large. Contents fine. [$7, reduced to $6] An impressive book it you like Greek coins of the north Black Sea region.

Greek and Roman Coins in the Athenian Agora, American School of Classical Studies at Athens. 34 page pamphlet with illustrations of over 150 coins found. [$9.95 elsewhere, $2 here.]

Monnaie de Tarente, Collection Claudius Cote.  Attic book reprint of a famous Ratto catalog devoted to coins of Tarentum. 600 coins of Tarentum illustrated, but not well, plus 42 pages of lot descriptions, in French. paperback [$12.50 used on Amazon, $8 here, reduced to $6]


A. Heiss, Description generale des Monnaies Antique de l'Espagne [Ancient Coins of Spain] 1870, Forni Reprint (The date of the reprint is not given in the book, but it looks old), in one large volume, 548 pages plus 68 plates of line drawings. Text in French. 9" by 12". 2" thick. Maroon hardcover. No marks. Some foxing. Very good condition. Remarkably nice. As far as I can tell, it is unavailable elsewhere and sold for $300 + fees in a 2012 auction. [$265, reduced to $165, reduced to $125, reduced to $95]

F. Imhoof-Blumer and P. Gardner, Ancient coins Illustrating Lost Masterpieces of Ancient Art: A numismatic Commentary on Pausanias, which was reprinted in 1964. 176 pages and 36 page plates (of casts). Nice condition. [$18, reduced to $16 +$3.50 shipping in the US]

If you own SNG Copenhagen (Danish). I made a map of the regions covered by each of the 8 volumes of SNG Copenhagen (Danish).
http://augustuscoins.com/ed/catalogs/SNGCopenhagen.pdf
It was not so obvious which volume to look in to find coins of various cities, but with this map you can find the right volume rapidly.  If you have the volumes, print this and put it with your books.

Catalog: M&M GMBH 9 (10/01)  MV. MQP. 676 ancients on 25 ppl among 1487 on 64 ppl. 286 G, 380 R, 10 Byz   [$7, reduced to $3]
    electrum of Mytiline, Alexander III drachms

M&M Bale, 66 Monnaies Antique de la Crete
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)  [$12, reduced to $9, with PR]

Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 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   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)

Facing heads:
Triton X is CNG 74 (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 [$8, reduced to $6]
    Greek facing heads from the David Hermann collection (many), "Further Selections from BCD Boiotia" (43)

Facing Heads of Ancient Greek Coins, by Agnes Baldwin. 1914 reprint. Pamphlet. 23 pages plus 4 page plates crammed with photographs of obverse only of coins with facing heads. [$6]

BCD Thessaly
Nomos 4 (2011, May 10) 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. $90 on vcoins. Here [$69, reduced to $35, reduced to $29] with PR. 
   Greek Thessaly (437)

 

Greek AE

M&M GMBH 40 (2009, May 28-29) 1375 ancients among 1601, including "The Roland Muller collection of Greek Coins." (low value coins for a printed catalog) The collection has 860 Greek lots, half AE. The catalog continues with another 273 G from other properties including 18 from Arabia, 44 RP, 51 Celtic, 10 RR, 117 RI, 5 Byz, 5 Arabic, 1 Crusader lot. [$5, NO  PR] A good catalog for those collecting Greek and Greek AE on a budget.

    Greek AE



Sasasanian Coin books:

[all sold]

 



Celtic, Gallic


Celtic Coinage in Britain, van Arsdell. Hardcover.  Dust jacket good with one wrinkle along the back top. Very good. Former owner's name on flyleaf, otherwise no marks.  [$210 minimum on Amazon. Reduced to $155 + $6 shipping in the US only.]

Compare to:  https://www.icollector.com/item.aspx?i=24871124

 

 

 


Roman Provincial coins = Greek Imperial coins
 

Die Antiken Munzen Nord Griechenlands, in four volumes with volume II in two books, making five big hardcover books. Forni blue cloth hardcover reprint. Edited by Imhof-Blumer. Commonly abbreviated AMNG.   12 1/2" high. 6" of shelf space. For the specialist who wants some beautiful books that are remarkably complete for their regions. However, no one claims they are easy to use. You can find them as "print on demand" paperbacks. 

Volume I, Part 1. Pick, B. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien. xv, pages 1-519, 20 photographic plates // Volume I, Part 2, Section I. Pick, B., & K. Regling. Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien. pages 520-920, with only 1 photographic plate is missing // Volume II, Part 1, Section I. Münzer, F., & M. Strack. Die antiken Münzen von Thrakien. vi, 308 pages, 8 photographic plates // Volume III, Parts 1 & 2. Gaebler, H. Die antiken Münzen von Makedonia und Paionia. vii, 196 pages, 5 photographic plates + viii, 234 pages, 40 photographic plates. Volume IV, Fritze, H. von. Die antiken Münzen Mysiens. v, 223 pages, 10 photographic plates.  

I invite you to check CNG's auction prices realized.  Note there is some ink helping identify the volumes on the covers (first photo). A few plates have notes inked next to some photos (not many). Former owner's name on flyleafs. This set of five books:  [$325, reduced to $195 + $12 shipping in the US only.]

(Typical pages and plates below.)

 

 

 

 

Roman Egypt:

 

The Coinages of the Nomes and Prefectures of Roman Egypt, by Rouge and Feurardent. Small paperback Obol reprint. Some pages loose, but all there. [$5]


Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 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   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)

 



Holy Land, Jewish, Biblical

Coins of the Jewish War of 66-73 C. E. [Corpus Nummorum Palaestinensium, Vol. III] (Hardcover, 1960) by Leo Kadman. 205 pages. 59 coins on five page plates.  Good condition. Dustjacket has 2" tear. [$45, reduced to $39]

Sternberg auction catalog 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.    [$4]
    Yehud (17, each natural size and also x3)

Sternberg catalog (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  [$10, reduced to $8, with PR, as all do below, so I'll stop saying it.]
    Jewish and related (261), Holy Land Roman Provincial (295), Dark Ages AE (14), Arab Byz (21)

Rachel Barkay. The Coinage of Nysa-Scythopolis (Beth-Shean), Israel Numismatic Society, 2003, 272 pages, 14 plates of coins, maps, brown cloth, dust jacket. Expostion in excellent condition. The back flyleaf and plates 1-4 have notes to the relevant pages where the coin IDs can be found (which is useful, but not pristine). Former owner's name on flyleaf. [$69, reduced to $49, reduced to $39]


span style="color:#000000">QEDEM 4  Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  Bullae and Seals from a Post-Exilic Judaen Archive, by Nahman Avigad.   Hardcover.   36 pages in English,  15 plates, 4 pages with images of lettering.  Also, the entire text in Hebrew.  Excellent condition except "Seals Judaea" written in ink in the spine  (since the title isn't!). No interior marks and almost seems new. [$30 on Amazon, $19 here, reduced to $12]

Arabic:  Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tubingen (German Edition, but there are only several pages of text; it is an SNG-style folio book.) (Paperback) Palastina, IV a Bilad as-Sam I, by Lutz Ilisch.  Folio. 577 coins on 18 plates. [$87 on Amazon.  $55 here + $7 shipping, reduced to $39+$7]

  


Roman Republican:

M&M GMBH 37 (2012, Nov. 23) 275 ancients plus 25 group lots among 644 plus literature. 81 G, 16 RP, 54 Roman Republican (a collection of 51 varieties of the L. Papius with Griffin type, each symbol enlarged), 113 RI, 6 Byz  [$6, with PR, as usual on this page]
    Republican L. Papius with griffin (51)

NAC 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.  [$9]
   Roman Republican (208)

NAC 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   [$12]
    Jewish related Roman imperial (31), Italian Aes (23), Roman Republican (265), Roman imperial rarities (265) 

M&M GMBH 40 (2014, June 4) 643 ancients among 1018. 346 G, 21 RP, 51 Celtic, 47 large aes grave, 17 RR AE, 40 RR, 52 RI, 11 lots, 52 Byz AE, 47 Islamic.  [$4, NO PR]
 



Roman


Rodewald: Money in the Age of Tiberius  $25 on Amazon.  $15 here.  HC. VG.  [Economics and money, not collecting]

Helios 1  (2008, April 17-18)  [sale catalog] 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.  [$9, reduced to $7]
    Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199)

Berk 100  Buy-or-bid sale with a hoard of Maxentius coins, some very rare (e.g. elephant quadriga), AE (24), DIVO of tetrarachs (23), Romulus (12)  [The best coins from what I call the "Maxentius hoard"]  [$6, reduced to $4]

Flavians! A collection of Flavian coins disbursed over two catalogs (plus many other coins, outlined below) Gemini  
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.  [$12 SOLD]
      Flavian (Vespasian-Domitian) (207), Roman Republican denarius imitations (182 lots)
X (2013, Jan. 13) [Berk and Kreindler] 798 ancients and 33 group lots. [$10]  
      Flavians (Vespasian - Domitian) (149)


The Nietulisko Hoards of Roman Denarii [from Poland] by Kunka Mitkowa-Szubert.  Paperback, 1989. 9 1/2" by 6 3/4". 199 pages, almost all English, plus 69 plates of hoard coins, almost all Trajan to Commodus.  For the specialist scholar. Out of print. Not on Amazon. $37 on ABE but the copy is in Europe. [$35, reduced to $17, reduced to $13]

Monnaies de Fouilles du Sud-Est de la Gaule, by Claude Brenot et Jean-Pierre Callu. In French. 113 pages plus 5 page plates of coins, some Gallic but most Roman imperial coins in bad shape. Universite de Paris X Nanterre, Centre de recherches sur l"antiquite tardive et le haut moyen age, cashier no. III - 1978. You do not want this unless you are trying to build a major library complete for such things, in which case I will hold it for ransom [$19, reduced to $5].
Roman Coins and Their Values, by H. A. Seaby (the OLD 1954 version, before Sear!)  133 pages plus 5 half-tone plates of obverses (to show the emperor's portraits).  Excellent condition. Buy this as a curiosity. [$9, reduced to $3]  (I'll include the orignal invoice for $23.)


Catalog: NAC 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).  [$25, reduced to $11]
    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).  [$9, reduced to $5]


Catalog: "Manhattan Sale 3" 2012, Jan. 3  236 ancients, all in color and almost all enlarged in color. HV. HQP. 52 Celtic, 106 G, 8 RR, 62 RI including 22 argentii and 4 later Roman silver, 8 Byz, 1 Arabic  [$8, reduced to $4]
     Celtic (52), Roman argentii of the tetrarchy (22)

Leu and M&M
Sammlung Niggler, part 3:  (11/67) VHV Roman "after Augustus". 526 Roman on 32 ppl.  [$25]
    Trajan, Hadrian, and Antoninus Pius sestertii, several AE medallions, late Roman argentei (19), late Roman silver and gold, 17 contorniates
   A wonderful and often-cited collection, not on vcoins or anywhere else I could find. One sold on vcoins at $35: 
 https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/ancient_numismatic_enterprise/9/product/auction_of_walter_niggeler_collection_part_3_roman_imperial_coins__sammlung_walter_niggeler_teil_3/40313/Default.aspx

NAC catalog: (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).  [$9, reduced to $7]

Lanz 94  (11/99)  "Sammlung Leo Benz (Imperial, part I)" VHV. VHQP. 694 Roman imperial, Augustus-Commodus, on 40 ppl + 15 ppl of color enlargements.  [see #100]
    Roman imperial Augustus-Commodus (694), Roman AE medallions (14) 
Lanz 97  (5/00)  MV. MQP.  1094 ancients on 46 ppl + 1 in color.  355 G, 652 R, 48 Byz, 8 DA.  [Free with one of the others.]

Lanz 100  (11/00)  "Sammlung Leo Benz (Imperial, part II, the final part)" HV. HQP.  682 Roman imperial from Pertinax to 476 on 35 ppl + 7 color plates of enlargements
    late Roman  [$13, reduced to $9 for the 94&97 pair, only one shipping cost]

NAC (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.  [$4]

M&M GMBH 43 (2016, Feb. 26) 606 ancients among 1065. 146 G, 49 RP, 21 Celtic, 31 RR, 358 RI including 25 Gallienus legionary, 5 Byz, 4 DA.  [$5, reduced to $3, NO Prices Realized sheet]
     25 Gallienus legionary  

M&M GMBH 44 (2016 Nov. 25)  451 ancients among 767. 230 G, 22 RP, 8 Celtic, 32 RR, 140 RI including 74 of Lucilla and 17 other women, 6 Byz, 5 lots.  [$6, NO Prices Realized sheet]
    Lucilla (74)  

Sternberg 28  (Oct 30, 1995)  Joint with Freeman and Sear. HV. MQP. 305 Roman imperial AE on 26 ppl + 2 color.  [$5]
    Roman imperial AE (305)

 

For Trajan lovers!
Trajan and the King of Armenia.
An old print, taken from a book, plate XXII from volume IV, I think. I don't know which book. An eBay seller is selling different pages which he claims are from 1620 (mine is old, but I doubt it is that old. His pages are probably copies, not originals, from a book from 1620) for $185 + $16 shipping, and his pages are cut down so the "Tome IV" part is missing.

This one could be framed. $19 + $10 shipping in the US only.
Minor crease along the bottom right corner. Short tears along the top edge. Nice condition and worthy of hanging on the wall.

 

 

 


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Roman Gold Coins: 

NAC 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.  [$12, reduced to $9]
    Roman gold coins (176) many of the highest desirability

 

NAC 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.  [$9]
   Roman gold (255) many of the highest desirability


NAC 91 (2016, May 23) VHV. VHQP. "The George W. La Borde Collection of Roman Aurei--Part I" 68 Roman gold coins.  [$9]
   Roman gold (68)

 

NAC 102 (2017, Oct. 24) "A very important series of Roman gold coins." 89 splendid Roman gold coins, mosty two per page with substantial writeups.  [$9]


Catalog: Gemini: Heritage-Gemini 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. [$6, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
    Elis = Olympia (13), Roman aureii (37), tetrarchal and Constantinian gold (21), late Roman gold (54)


Sincona 41 (2017 Oct. 23) Hardcover. 280 ancients, mostly gold. 31 Philip II and Alexander staters. Early Roman gold, late Roman gold, 87 Byz gold, 2 Visigothic gold.  [$8 with printed PR, of course]
   Gold  

 



Late Roman


Schulman, Hans (NY, NY) "The Thomas Olive Mabbott Collection" Part II, Coins of the Roman World, with text and plates. 1969. More contorniates than anywhere else, by far. As many as in all the rest of the catalogs put together!  With original PR. Very hard to find. [$29. If you want it, I have the text of Part I, the Greek World, and the PR, but not its plates, which I can add in for free.]
   Medallions (45) and Contorniates (59) mostly low grade   

LeCam, Guy. La fin de l'empire romain et le monnayage or en Italie 455-493 [Two massive hardcover volumes.] 1983. Nearly new. [$455 + $15 shipping--they are huge!] All the gold coins of that period, usually numerous examples of each type, many greatly enlarged. Text in French. If you can afford one late Roman gold coin, you might want this massive work to see very many photos of all the types.  

Catalog: Stack's 1984, May 5. The Frederick S. Knobloch Collection of Late Roman and Byzantine Coins" small format. 679 lots, many not illustrated. (I'd guess about 400 of the best are illustrated) 569 gold and silver from Diocletian to the end of the empire, 310 Byzantine gold and silver. (A few excellent copper coins are illustrated)  [$9, reduced to $7, reduced to $6]

    Late Roman and Byzantine gold and silver (579, many not illustrated)

Late Roman argenti (silver)
Nomos 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 [$5, reduced to $4]
     late Roman argentei (41)

New York Sale 14  (2007, Jan. 10) (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics) HV. HQP.  494 ancients among 856, all in color.  [$10, now $8, now $6]   48 rare late Roman tetrarchal AE. [$8, reduced to $6, reduced to $4]
    late Roman tetrarchal folles and fractions (48)

Sternberg (11/73)  [#1, unnumbered] MV. HQP.  500 ancients, all Roman. 21 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements + 1 in color.  [$4]
    late Roman silver (17 argentii and 34 siliquae)

    Scholarly journals (NC, ANJ) below
 


Byzantine

Clark, C. Daniel. Speedy Identification of Early Denominationally-Marked Byzantine Bronzes
If you see poorly preserved Byzantine bronzes (491-886 AD), he wrote the book to help you identify them and tell you the corresponding Sear number. It is not a catalog, but a classification scheme in which the most visible parts are used first. For instance, if it is the "M" denomination with a star to the left and cross to the right, the possibilities are listed according to the remaining distinguishing features. Varieties are often listed more than once along different threads you might follow. Or, if you want to know who issued "XXX" coins, it will tell you. 
  Dan bought and sold many thousands of Byzantine coins and developed this classification method and finally put it in book form in 1990. It is on very heavy card pages that lie flat in a spiral binding. 8 1/2" by 6", and 3/4" thick.  You can keep it open flat while you are studying the coin. It is 130 pages with a few coin images per page
  I see two used copies are on Amazon for $49. I put one up on Amazon for $30. Vcoins and ABE have none. I think so few copies are available that you probably have not seen it and so didn't know if you want it. Finally, they are available again for a while, from me.
  Buy it here for $25 new + $4 media-mail shipping in the US. That should make if affordable to anyone with an interest in Byzantine coins. It is not a pricture book or a book to read for fun. It is a book to consult and to show you what is out there to become interested in. 

Sternberg catalog 8  (11/78)  MV, HQP.  1015 ancients. 339 G, 41 Aksum, 374 R, 238 Byz including AE, 18 Arab-Byz, on 50 ppl + 2E  [$8, reduced to $6]
    Aksumite (41), Byzantine AE (among 238)

HAHN, Wolfgang and METCALF, William E.-1988 (ANS) "Studies in Early Byzantine Gold Coinage"-144pp, 24pls, hardbound in red cloth,  gilt, 4to. [$17, reduced to $14] 

Catalog:  Baldwin's 5 (11 Oct. 1995)  "Byzantine Gold Coins from the P. J. Donald Collection" 285 Byz gold on 12 large ppl. Photos okay but worse than most. [$5, reduced to $3]
    Byzantine gold (285)

Catalog: Gemini 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 "Patrick Tan collection", 19 DA, 165 Byz including many rarer AE.  "SAVE" in bold on the cover.
[$9, reduced to $3]
    Byzantine AE (among 165)

Elsen 125 (2015, June 13) 1085 ancients among 1982. 120 G, 157 Celtic, 25 RR, 130 RI, 16 RP, 544 Byz gold and silver "Collection Henri Potteir", 32 Carolingian  [$7]
    544 Byzantine gold and silver


 


Arab-Byzantine


[all sold]



Medieval, Arabic, Armenian, etc.:


Spahr, Rodlofo. Le Monete Silciliane Dagli Aragonesi ai Borboni (1282-1836)  (1982. 305 pages, 39 plates. Many excellent photographs. Green cloth cover. None on vcoins, Amazon, or ABE.  [$175, reduced to $145]  Excellent condition except former owner's name on flyleaf and a few notes on one page.

Sternberg 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  [$7, reduced to $5]
    Dark Ages (148)

Lanz 159 (2014, Dec. 8)  658 ancients among 914. 273 G, 45 RR, 302 RI including many sestertii, 38 Byz. Followed by the Mazarakis collection of gold of Venice  [$9]
     Venice gold (76)



English Coins:

The Norman Conquest and the English Coinage, by Michael Dolley. a 40-page booklet wrtten at the 900th anniversary of 1066 explaining how the coinage changed. 28 coins have enlarged photos. [$24 on Amazon, $9 here]
 

Arabic, World

Arabic:  Sylloge Numorum Arabicorum Tubingen (German Edition, but there are only several pages of text; it is an SNG-style folio book.) (Paperback) Palastina, IV a Bilad as-Sam I, by Lutz Ilisch.  Folio. 577 coins on 18 plates. [$87 on Amazon.  $55 here + $6 shipping, reduced to $37 +$6.]

Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 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   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)

  



World Coin books

[all sold]

 


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Scholarly Journals

ANS 12, 13, 22 (22 sunned)  $5 each, reduced to $3 each.

 


  
Ancient-coin sale catalogs by firmCNG,  Lanz, NAC
etc. in alphabetical order

Ask for a big discount on these. I want you to have them!

All the auction catalogs come with PR's (unless marked otherwise)

CNG = Classical Numismatic Group   The most prominent American ancient-coin firm.

Triton I, II, III, and IV (not part II of IV which was only Polish coins):  [Usually $25 each on vcoins when they have them (they have none as I write this), here $15, reduced to $12, each]  I think they are before CoinArchives. 

CNG 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  [$15]
    Beneventum (32),  Roman Republican AE (cast and struck, among 520), Roman gold (100+)
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  [$15]
     Baktrian (39)
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  [$12]
    RR and imperatorial gold (46)
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 [not offered here].  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.  [$10, reduced to $8 (not $15)]

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)

Triton XV, sessions 3 and 4 [only]. 2012, Jan. Lots 1020 to 2000. Many wonderful Greek, Roman Provincial, and Roman coins. [$4, with PR, of course]

 CNG 

[44, 48, 52, 56 above as Triton catalogs] 
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  [$8]
    Roman Republican AE ("Goodman 3") (509)
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  [$6]
    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  [$6]
    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  [$5]
    Greek AE of Sicily (c. 83), Athens AE (28), Ionian electrum (16), Kroisos (14), Armenia (47)
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  [$6]
    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  [$5]
    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  [$5]

Turkoman! Facing heads. Ships. 
CNG 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   [$15, reduced to $8]
    facing heads (many), ships on coins (98), Turkoman bronze (41), "Boeotia [sic], Further Selections from the BCD Collection," (58)

 

   (Ask for a volume discount if you want several.)

Kirk Davis: small format fp lists: Spring, Summer, and Fall 1995, b-or-b cat. 16 (12/96), 20 (Fall 97), 29-57 (2010), 60 (2011 Fall), 61 (Summer 2012)
36 catalogs, a group about 4" thick. [$9 + $5 shipping]


Gemini

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. "SAVE" in bold on the cover.  [$9, reduced to $4]
    Byzantine AE (among 165)

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.  [$6, reduced to $4]
XIV (2018, April 18-19) 696 ancients offered by Harlan J. Berk. [$3, with PR, as always with my catalogs]


Helios (Munchen = 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.
1  (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.  [$9, reduced to $6]
    Frank L. Kovacs collection of Roman coins referencing games and sports (199)


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    [$4, reduced to $3] 

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Lanz  (Munich firm). Catalogs with only ancients, all with PRs, all in German -- but the pictures are in English  :)   Lanz, unlike some firms, separated ancients from other coins and issued catalogs that specialized in one or the other. Most of the missing issues did not have ancients (You can tell which had ancients and which did not on my educational site on Ancient Coin Catalog Contents).
(as "Gitta Kastner". If you want the run of Lanz catalogs, it begins as "Gitta Kastner" with the same format)
6  (11/74)   (also as "Gitta Kastner") HQP. 476 ancients on 35 ppl + 9 E.  222 G, 194 R, 60 Byz   [$12, scarce, reduced to $10, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
    After #12 the named changed to Lanz Munchen.  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.

Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.
42  (11/87)  835 ancients on 38 ppl. 356 G, 436 R, 43 Byz   [$6, reduced to $4 ]
44  (5/88)  925 ancients on 43 ppl. 319 G, 539 R, 65 Byz   [$6, reduced to $4 ]
46  (11/88)  835 ancients on 38 ppl. 353 G, 410 R, 61 Byz, 10 DA.   [$6, reduced to $4 ]
48  (5/89)  886 ancients on 38 ppl. 420 Greek, 28 Juba II, 402 R, 36Byz.  [$6, reduced to $4 ]
Lanz
Note:  Photograph quality before here is very good, but after here it is excellent.
Starting with #50 the cover color changes from pale green to black.

Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.

60  (6/92)  1025 ancients on 41 ppl + 2 color E. 270 G, 494 R, 48 Byz, 11 Byz lead seals [$6, reduced to $4]
62  (11/92)  987 ancients on 40 ppl + 2 color E. 453 G, 457 R, 51 Byz, 22 Byz lead seals  [$6 , reduced to $4 ]
67  NOT ancients. Middle ages and modern. 73 pages plates. [$1, without PR]

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.  Much Roman gold.  10 regular plates, plus 18 color page-plates. 289 expensive lots. [Higher quality than the usual Lanz catalog]  [$10, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
    
Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.

80  (5/97)  800 ancients on 26 ppl. 215 G, 539 R, 36 Byz.  [$6, reduced to $3]
Lanz
82  (11/97)  879 ancients on 35 ppl. 227 G, 611 R (including RP), 36 Byz, 6 coins of the mines. [$6, reduced to $3]

****  on CoinArchives beginning with 94, but not on acsearch at all.

Note:  Before number 97 the odd-numbered catalogs did not have ancients and the even-numbered catalogs had only ancients.

97  (5/00)  MV. MQP.  1094 ancients on 46 ppl + 1 in color.  355 G, 652 R, 48 Byz, 8 DA.   [$6, reduced to $3 ]
106  (26-27 Nov. 2001) MV. HQP. 816 ancients on 39 ppl + 4 color ppl of enlargements. 180 G, 613 R, 23 Byz. [$6, reduced to $4]
112  (25/26 Nov. 2002) MV. MQP. 1000 ancients on 48 ppl + 4 color E. 244 G, 702 Roman, 51 Byz, 4 DA  [$6, reduced to $4]
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.  [$6, reduced to $4
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. [$8, reduced to $6 ]

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  [$5, reduced to $3]
138  (2007, Nov. 26)  MV. 1007 ancients. 53 Celtic, 437 G, 44 RR, 413 RI (includng some RP), 54 Byz (Including AE), 6 DA. [$5, reduced to $3]
141 (2008, May 26) 930 ancients  [$6, reduced to $3]
145 hardcover 
"Numismatic rarities" 162 ancients among 280.  [$3]
148 hardcover "Numismatic rarities" 168 ancients among 226. [$3]
Lanz 159 (2014, Dec. 8)  "Numismatic rarities" 658 ancients among 914. 273 G, 45 RR, 302 RI including many sestertii, 38 Byz. Followed by the Mazarakis collection of gold of Venice  [$9, reduced to $6]
     Venice gold (76)


166 numismatic rarities (2018, June 11) 318 coins including 200 high-quality ancients. [$3]

Lanz Graz
10  (1977, Dec. 3)  "1000 Ancient coins" [in German]  31 ppl.  [$8, reduced to $6, reduced to $2]


Leu = LHS (Bank Leu, later Leu Numismatik AG -- Zurich, later LHS)  11 3/4" by 8 1/4".

[all sold]


Manhattan Sale (see Freeman & Sear)


Munzen und Medallien = M&M = Monnaies et Medailles (Basel, Switzerland) Many of the highest-quality coins have been sold by M&M - one of the most prominent firms in the world until they folded in 2004.
    Most early issues are in French. Some are in German.
    Very high value to high value coins. There are generally wonderful collections, not just nice coins fresh out of the ground.
    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.

35   (6/67)  HV. MQP. 246 ancients among 645 on 15 ppl + 2 E (+ 2 ppl bracteates + 25 other) 212 R, 33 Byz.   [$12, reduced to $8]
53  (11/77)  VHV. HQP.  306 ancients on 21 ppl + 3 E + 1 color. 173 G, 133 R.  [$10, reduced to $5]

68  (4/86)  VHV. MQP.  463 ancients on 28 ppl + 3 E. 325 G, 111 R, 27 Byz. [$8, reduced to $4]
95  (2004, Oct. 4)  178 ancients among 463 plus one color ppl among 5. HV. MQP.  110 G, 64 RI, 4 Byz.   [$8, reduced to $3]
  [This is the end of the M&M series. They went out of business.]


Munz Zentrum thin small-format fp list 38 with 47 ancient counterfeiter's molds and 10 ppl of ancients. [$4] Not worth anything except for the molds.

NAC (see Numismatica Ars Classica, below)


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 high value coins with high quality presentation.

1  (12/98)  409 HV ancients among 605.  162 G, 16 RP, 203 R, 27 Byz.  Additional 4 color plates.  [$2]
IX  (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.  [$10, now $8, now $6, reduced to $5, reduced to $4]
14  (2007, Jan. 10) (Baldwin's, Markov, and M&M Numismatics) HV. HQP.  494 ancients among 856, all in color.  [$10, now $8, now $6]   48 rare late Roman tetrarchal AE. [$8, reduced to $6, reduced to $4]
    late Roman tetrarchal folles and fractions (48)


23  (2010, Jan 6)  288 ancient, 100 India, some Islamic [$4, reduced to $1, reduced to free! with an order]

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  [$2, reduced to free, with an order]
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] [$2]
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. [$4]

Nomos "123 distinctive numismatic items" Winter-Spring 2012. Many over $10,000.  [$2 each, or $3 the pair]
Nomos "100 distinctive numismatic items" Winter-Spring 2008. Many over $10,000.  [$2 each, or $3 the pair]

 



Numismatic Fine Arts = (NFA)
[all sold]


Many NAC catalogs. The finest catalogs ever produced. Totally gorgeous coins and excellent cataloging.
Numismatica Ars Classica (NAC)
Numismatica Ars Classica  (auction sales)  (Swiss firm, but text in English, with PRs)

The numbered sales are all superb, with highest quality coins and major rarities. All coins are very well illustrated with excellent high-quality photos. The numbered sales have additional color plates and plates of enlargements. There are also four special sales.
If you know CNG catalogs, think of the NAC numbered sales as, on average, significantly higher quality coins, equally well photographed, with less description, but far more enlargements and use of gorgeous color. If you like CNG quality coins, you will love these.
All with "Prices Realized."  That is important. PRs are not easy to find. Most catalogs come without PRs. If you buy these elsewhere, you probably won't get the PR and won't be able to tell what the coins really sold for.

[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.  [$15]

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.  [$9]
   Roman Republican (208)

41  (2007, Nov. 2) VHQ. VHQP. 146 ancients.  7 G gold, 28 VHQ RR including 12 gold, 109 RI mostly gold.  [$8]

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. [$8]
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.  [Massive catalog, $15, reduced to $12]
 

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).  [$12]
    sestertii (45+ others)

52 (2009, Oct. 7)  1208 ancients.  "Featuring the William James Conte Collection of Roman sesertii and bronze and silver medallions part 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  [massive catalog, $15, reduced to $12]
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. [massive catalog, $15, reduced to $12]


66 (2012, Oct. 17)  Hardcover!  "An Important Series of Greek Coins" Hardcover. VHV. VHQP. 84 Greek coins formerly in the Nelson Bunker Hunt Collection.  [$12, reduced to $8]

Here are two important, but not ancient-coin, catalogs:
[14 is a huge and spectacular collection of coins of the Popes and Italian and Spanish mints -- not ancients. $15, reduced to $9]
[16  is not ancients, rather Italian, Spanish, huge 128 B&W plates plus XXX color plates!  $15, reduced to $9]
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A few Sternberg catalogs:

(11/73)  [#1, unnumbered] MV. HQP.  500 ancients, all Roman. 21 ppl + 3 ppl of enlargements + 1 in color.  [$4]
    late Roman silver (17 argentii and 34 siliquae)
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  [$7]
    Dark Ages (148)
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.    [$4]
    Yehud (17, each natural size and also x3)

28  (Oct 30, 1995)  Joint with Freeman and Sear. HV. MQP. 305 Roman imperial AE on 26 ppl + 2 color.  [$5] 
    Roman imperial AE (305)


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 with spectacular patina or toning. All their catalogs since 1994 are truly beautiful. Swiss firm, catalogs in English. All spectacular!
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   [$8, reduced to $6]
   RR Roman Republican (135)
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.  [$6]
    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


Triton (these are regarded here as CNG catalogs with numbers in their run of catalogs.) (joint offerings of CNG, Freeman & Sear, and NAC, and later CNG alone) All high to very high value coins with very high quality presentation.

 



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What is in ancient-coin auction catalogs? 
See my educational site, "Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: Contents," to find out.

As they say, "Buy the book before the coin." Catalogs are cheap compared to coins. What's rare? What's not? What is valuable? What's not? What is high grade? What is not? Find out by collecting these extensively illustrated catalogs with the prices realized. [If you order and don't love what you get, I'll happily refund all but postage (but, I'll wonder why you don't realize how valuable and beautiful catalogs are!).]

People often feel that their reference books do not have enough pictures. Well, catalogs often have hundreds of high-quality photos of top-quality coins with real prices actually paid! If you want more photos of high-quality coins (far nicer than most eBay coins), catalogs are the source for you.

Most of us really want to "look up" our coins and find out the Sear number, Van Meter number, RIC number, BMC number, etc. Well, with catalogs you have still more places to look them up. I take notes on the auction-sale prices and conditions of coin types I have. I have a lot of catalogs, so that makes for a lot of fun "looking up" the new coins I buy. Also, I take notes on prices of coins I would like. I spend a lot of time reading and rereading my catalogs.
 



Abbreviations
Green marks themes with a remarkable emphasis in the catalog. 
Bold green makes it one of the very best catalogs for that theme.

used:
PR = prices realized. Except as noted, all have photocopies of the prices realized (unless mrked otherwise), which makes them much more valuable as references .
    VHQ  = very high quality presentation [Such as most horizontal format NFA catalogs and many NAC catalogs.]
    HQ = high quality presentation  [Much better than typical, probably with plates of enlargements and color plates, but not as spectacular as VHQ.]
    MQ = moderate quality presentiation. [One excellent photo per coin with not very many enlargements, such as most CNG catalogs.]
    VHV = very high value = Many coins above $5000 and the offering is not diluted by many coins below $500. The finest and rarest Greek silver types, the best sestertii and Roman gold. Perhaps unusual Greek gold and Roman medallions. The finest coins you could possibly buy.
    HV = high value = Most coins costing over $500. Collectors who want to spend less than $500 on a coin will find little they can buy.
    MV = moderate value =  Collectors who want to spend less than $500 on a coin will still have a lot of coins to consider. MV catalogs will probably have some very expensive coins above $5000 and many expensive coins above $1000, but  the majority of their coins will be between $100 and $500.

ppl  = page plates  (Some catalogs have illustrations throughout, some at the end on page plates.)
E = page plate of enlargements
G = Greek (includes, as usual for the term "Greek,"  Jewish, Parthian, Sasanian, etc. unless those series are mentioned separately)
RR = Roman Republican  (before Octavian/Augustus)
RP = Roman provincial = Greek Imperial
RI = Roman imperial (before Anastasius)
Byz = Byzantine
DA = Dark Ages


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