Dealer Frank S. Robinson will conduct his 111th mail and internet auction of Ancient and Early Coins with a closing date of February 11. The sale includes 487 lots, with low minimum bids, and bids to be reduced as competition permits. Robinson notes that reductions have averaged 15-20 percent in his recent sales. There is no buyer fee.
Noteworthy among Greek coins in the sale are three classic Athenian “Owl” Tetradrachm in Choice EF to Mint State, two rare early Elymais silver tetradrachms; a Choice EF Tetradrachm of Antigonos Gonatas; a rare Persis Tetradrachm of Autophradates II in EF; an EF Rhodes Tetradtachm; a VF Populonia 20 Asses; and good run of Parthian coins.
Roman highlights include a nice VF Pompey denarius; a VF Cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia; an EF Agrippa As; a high-grade Sestertius of Nero Claudius Drusus; an extremely rare Dupondius of Agrippina Junior; a Quinarius of Galba in VF; a Choice EF Paulina denarius; and a very rare Majorian bronze in F-VF.
The auction also includes Byzantine and other early coinages, group lots, literature, and a section of items offered at fixed prices.
Robinson holds about three such sales annually and tries to offer a broad range of material for advanced collectors as well as bargain hunters. Catalogs are free; contact Robinson at Box 8600A, Albany, NY 12208; phone/fax 518-482-2639; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The full catalog can be viewed on his website.