Here's the announcement for the last of Künker's four June 2023 sales.
Catalog 390: The Salton Collection
The following eLive Premium Auction 390 wonderfully ties in with the collection of Jewish medals, because it contains the seventh part of the Salton Collection, the fate of which we have already recounted on several occasions. Therefore, we will only mention a few key events here. Mark Salton used to be called Max Schlessinger before moving to the United States, and was a descendant of a long line of German coin dealers. His parents, Felix and Hedwig Schlessinger, died in the Holocaust. Max managed to escape. After the end of the Second World War, he moved to New York, where he met his future wife Lottie. The two of them built up a second life there.
This life obviously included the coins they collected. And their collection was typical of the pre-1970s era, as they paid more attention to rarity than to quality. Therefore, the Salton Collection contains both pieces of excellent quality and issues that we would describe as
very fine today. This enables collectors of Roman coins to consider bidding on an aureus this time, given that estimates start at 2,000 euros. Although, of course, the selection of denarii and bronze coins with estimates starting in the two-digit range is also quite extensive. Be it Roman Republic or Roman Empire, many historically important rarities of very fine quality can be found in this catalog. The material will provide those who are rather interested in history than in coin grades with plenty of opportunities to dream about the past.
But there are also coins for lovers of high-quality pieces. Have a look at the denarii by Hadrian: there are numerous coins with nice portraits whose quality is better than extremely fine. The Saltons were especially interested in this travelling emperor who, despite his love of peace, mercilessly crushed the Bar Kochba uprising. But there are also rarities of attractive quality in the section of the soldier emperors and the tetrarchs.
Please also take a look at all the carefully compiled multiple lots that are definitely worth to be viewed!
No. 3065: Roman Republic. Caesar. M. Mettius. Denarius, 44, Rome. Very rare. About extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros
No. 3187: Hadrian, 117-138. Denarius, 121-123. Extremely fine. Estimate: 300 euros
No. 3216: Marcus Aurelius, 161-180. Aureus, 161-162. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros
No. 3224: Faustina II. Aureus, 161-176. Very fine. Estimate: 2,500 euros
No. 3229: Commodus. Aureus, 178. Very rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 12,500 euros
Catalog 390: World Coins with a Focus on Italy and the German States
The Salton Collection is a universal collection, which is why many European coins will be on offer as well, including numerous pieces of the finest quality. However, once again, the Saltons paid more attention to rarity than to quality, which is why you will find a comprehensive offer of historically important and rare pieces of very fine quality.
Particularly noteworthy is a series of coins and medals from Italy, which tells of the great love of the Saltons for their third home country. It contains numerous rarities of the finest style, some of which in extremely fine quality.
And there are also many beautiful pieces from the German States.
Submit your bids as the money will go to charitable organizations working for reconciliation and the remembrance of Jewish history!
No. 3512: Italy / Ferrara. Alfonso I d'Este, 1505-1534. Testone n.d. Very rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros
No. 3519: Genoa. 2 scudi 1682. Very rare. Very fine +. Estimate: 2,000 euros
No. 3618: Sicily. Ferdinand III, 1759-1816. Oncia (30 tari) 1791, Palermo. Rare. Very fine to extremely fine. Estimate: 3,000 euros
No. 3946: German States / Lippe. Hermann Adolf, 1652-1666. Reichstaler 1658 (minted in 1659), Detmold. Rare. Extremely fine. Estimate: 2,000 euros
No. 4033: German States / Saxony. Vereinsdoppeltaler 1841 G. Diligence medal of the Freiberg mining academy. Only 200 specimens minted. Proof. Estimate: 2,000 euros
No. 4122: German Empire. Waldeck-Pyrmont. 5 marks 1903. Extremely fine to FDC. Estimate: 2,000 euros
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To read the earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
KÜENKER JUNE 2023 AUCTION 387
KÜENKER JUNE 2023 AUCTION 388
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