Agora Ancient Coin Auction’s Numismatic Sale #5 closes Tuesday, February 18th, 2013 starting at 12:00 noon EST with lots closing every 30 seconds.
The sale has 336 lots which include several coins with pedigrees including five Lucanian silver coins from the Colin Pitchfork collection (some very rare varieties), one English Hammered penny from the North collection (North wrote the series “English Hammered Coinage”), two siliqueae from the Gussage All Saints Dorset hoard (including an EF Magnus Maximus!) and several British coins from old collections including GF Snelling, JP Mass, John Pittman and Chris Deuton. A few other highlights are: an unlisted Vandalic nummus of Huneric, an extremely rare Parthian dichalkon of Arsakes I, an exceptional archaic bronze of Himera, a rare bronze from the island of Melita, and a very rare countermarked coin from the Island of Gozo during the time of Napoleon.
This sale also has a very nice selection of Eastern and Islamic coinage as well as the usual interesting and diverse offerings of antiquities.
As you may have noticed, we have started branching out into world notes and have included a few rare and uncirculated specimens.
You may have heard that Agora Auctions is sponsoring the Journal of Ancient Numismatics. We look forward to seeing the next new issue at some point in mid-late March.
Agora is also taking consignments for their upcoming sixth and seventh sales. Those interested, may contact the firm to discuss terms and procedures.
About Agora Auctions
Agora Auctions’ mission is to provide the highest quality collectibles available, sold at realistic prices with low opening bids.
Founded by Alfredo DeLaFe, Tom Mullally and Matthew Richter, Agora Auctions boasts over forty years of experience in the ancient numismatic hobby and trade.
Alfredo De La Fe brings with him more than ten years of experience running a reputable numismatic firm (Imperial Coins & Artifacts) and is a collector of Biblically themed coins and antiquities. Alfred also has a solid background as an IT Project Manager and was the founder of CoinProject.com, a not for profit numismatic website.
Tom Mullally has been an advanced collector for over 25 years and has run his own retail coin store (Neptune Numismatics) for the past 10. Until recently, he has also been the administrator and cataloger for one of the better known online numismatic auction firms. Tom has first hand knowledge and experience running the day to day business of holding auctions every three weeks. His collecting interests primarily center around Roman Provincial coins from Asia Minor. Tom is the co-founder of Coinproject.com.
Matthew Richter is a CPA with over 20 years of financial planning and bookkeeping experience specializing in startup and young companies as well as growing businesses. He has expertise with both QuickBooks and FreshBooks, the accounting software that the company will use. He is also a collector specializing in the coinage of the Roman emperor Tiberius.