NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction- New YorkJan 12, 2020 10:00 CST - Jan 13, 2020 19:00 CST
The Una and the Lion gold five-pound piece of 1839 had a mintage of just 400 coins. This coin is leading the upcoming NYINC World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction, presented by Heritage Auctions. On one side, the coin depicts William Wyon’s portrait of Queen Victoria. The reverse is also the work of Wyon, who took inspiration from The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spencer. It shows the Queen as Una guiding the British lion. An ancient Roman Empire gold medallion from 307-337 A.D. is also among the top lots of this sale.
A silver decadrachm of Syracuse from the later fifth century BC will also be available. Representing the full flowering of classical Greek sculptural art, the coin depicts a racing quadriga driven by a charioteer; the Nike flies in the field above to crown him. The other side of the coin shows the head of Arethusa wearing a triple pendant earring and a beaded necklace, surrounded by four dolphins. Additional lots include a German ten ducat gold coin produced between 1790-1792, as well as a significant Islamic coin, the dinar of the year 77 Hijra. For more information, visit Heritage Auctions.
Lot Categories:Coins (1622)
# of Lots:1622
Price Range:$100 - $50,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Great Britain Sublime Una and the Lion 5 Pounds|| Estimate: |
|Spain: Philip V gold 8 Escudos 1708|| Estimate: |
|German New Guinea: German Colony. Wilhelm II gold Proof 20 Mark 1895|| Estimate: |
|CYPRUS. Amathus. Zotimus(?) (ca. 385-380 BC). AR stater or didrachm|| Estimate: |
|MYSIA. Lampsacus. Ca. 395-350 BC. AV stater|| Estimate: |