Here's the announcement for the July 2023 internet auction from Stephen Album Rare Coins.
Stephen Album Rare Coins will hold its Internet Auction 21 on July 10-11, 2023. The auction is
made up of exactly 2200 lots of Ancient, Islamic, Indian, Chinese, and World Coins.
The sale includes additional items from collections that were consigned to the firm's May 2023
Auction 46. Notable sections of interest include The Butalia Collection of Sikh Empire Coins
(Part 2), some single lots and group lots of Ottoman countermarked coins from the Hans Wilski
Collection, as well as a varied assortment of medieval Islamic gold coins. One additional
internet auction will take place in August before the firm offers up its next premier auction in
Some highlights from the July sale follow:
OTTOMAN EMPIRE: Mehmet III, 1595-1603, AV sultani (3.43g), Dimashq, AH1003, A-1340.1, NP-
319, good strike, VF, ex. Ken Bovenkamp.
Estimated $350 to $450
GOLDEN HORDE: Toda Mangu, 1280-1287, AR dirham (1.68g), Qrim, AH683, A-2021.1, tamgha
in central circle, a wonderful mint state example! NGC graded MS64.
Estimated $300 to $400
JAPAN: Bunkyu, 1861-1864, lead 100 mon (154.98g), Hosokura mine, Mutsu province, H-6.8,
JNDA-Bakumatsu-17, hosokura to hyaku, official's signature on reverse, cast in the 4th year
Bunkyu era (1864), a superb quality example, EF. Made by the Sendai clan at the Hosokura mine
in Mutsu province. It is said that because it was so heavy and inconvenient to carry, a smaller
10 mon piece was made, but this has not been recorded.
Estimated $400 to $600
CRUSADERS OF TRIPOLI: al-Mustansir, 1036-1094, AV dinar (3.31g), NM, ND, A-720A, Ma-7,
Latin B above obverse, T above reverse, without cross, flan crack, EF, RR.
Estimated $400 to $500
SCOTLAND: James V, 1513-1542, AR groat (2.59g), ND (1526-39), Spink-5379, crowned bust
right with +IACOBVS 5 DEI GRA SCOTORV around, head with pointed nose // pointed shield over
cross fourchée with :OPPI - DV (trefoil) E - DINB - VRGI around, a bit wavy with weak legend at
Estimated $275 to $375
GREAT BRITAIN: Edward VII, 1901-1910, AR medal, Barac-151, 37mm silver Tibet Expedition
medal by G.W. de Saulles and E.G. Gillick, uniformed bust left with EDWARDVS VII - KAISAR-I-
HIND around // fortress of Potala Lhassa with TIBET 1903-4 below, with ornate hanger, with
GYANTSE campaign bar, "7344 Naick Madho Singh Private 1st Bengal Garhwal Rifles" engraved
in cursive script on edge, EF.
Estimated $400 to $500
The firm's COO and director of auctions Mike Barry notes:
Bidders can expect to find a wide
variety of offerings in this sale. Clients often tell us that they are excited to browse our new
auctions when they come online as they are never quite sure what diverse items we might have
in store. We are happy that our reputation as a specialized auction house keeps consignments
of interesting material coming our way that you just won't find in other venues.
The firm is always accepting consignments for future premier auctions, as well as future
internet-only sales. Please see
www.stevealbum.com for more information.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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