Gorny & Mosch will hold auctions No. 224-226 Oct. 13-17.
The Munich, Germany, firm will put ancients through modern coins on the block.
Highlighting the sale is an archaic silver stater from Knossos on Crete that depicts the Minotaur on its obverse and a maze on its reverse. It has a presale estimate of 30,000 euros, or $38,700.
A stater of the Delphic Amphictiony, that was used to finance the building of the new Temple of Apollo after the fire in about EF also is estimated at $38,700.
There is also a posthumous gold stater of the Macedonian king Philip II, whose obverse depiction is often interpreted as a portrait of Alexander the Great. The EF piece has an estimate of $6,450.
A double stater of Alexander the Great minted during his lifetime at Aigai in EF is expected to bring $19,350.
A comprehensive series of more than 20 Athenian owls, including some pieces dating from archaic times are estimated at $1,290 to $3,225 each.
Auction 225 also will feature ancient coins and multiple-piece lots.
Apart from individual coin highlights, there are two very special collections in sale 226: The Jaggi Collection “Pledges of Divine Protection” and the “Collection of a Numisnautic.”
From Germany comes a ducat of Frederick, King in Prussia, from 1701. In EF condition it is estimated at $19,350.
A 2-1/2 ducats from Hamburg with no date in EF, could bring $25,800 and a thaler, no date, of Georg Christian, Regent of East Frisia, 1660-1665 in about EF has an estimate of $19,350.
All catalogs can be viewed on the internet at http://www.gmcoinart.de/online_katalog and ordered at Gorny & Mosch, Giessener Münzhandlung, Maximiliansplatz 20, D-80333 Munich, phone +49 / (0)89 / 24 22 643-0, telefax +49 / (0)89 / 22 85 513.