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The A.K. Collection

Triton XXI, Lot: 804. Estimate $5000.
Sold for $4750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Collection of Imperial silver of Elagabalus. AD 218-222. AR Antoniniani and Denarii. Includes the following: 8 Antoniniani and 70 Denarii. Various types. Mostly Rome mint. Seventy-eight (78) coins in lot. Near VF-EF, toned. Photos and detailed descriptions available online at

From the A.K. Collection.

The A.K. Collection of the coins of the Roman Empire was carefully assembled over several decades with a great deal of thought and commitment. The present selection consists of 471 silver and bronze pieces, mostly from the reigns of Elagabalus, Severus Alexander, Maximinus I, Maximus, Balbinus, Pupienus and their wives, sisters, mothers, and aunts, including both Imperial and Provincial issues. Within the lots of provincial coins and ancient imitations, there are also coins of Trajan, Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla, Geta, Macrinus, and Diadumenian.

The quality of the coins ranges from Fine to Extremely Fine. This interesting collection includes some very rare coins as well as pieces from important collections such as Dattari, Naegeli, Niggeler, Prinz W(aldeck), Rosen, Steger, Stöcklin, and Voirol. Most of the coins are provenanced from auctions or lists or were bought directly from stock such as those of J. Schulman, Amsterdam; Münzhandlung Basel; Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel; Dr. Wruck and Habelt, Berlin; W. Winkel, Bielefeld; Frankfurter Münzhandlung E. Button, later Schweizerischer Bankverein, and B. Peus, Frankfurt; H.P.R. Frey, Freiburg; Lanz, Graz; Rigö Münzenhandlung, Konstanz; Naville, Geneva; Kurpfälzische Münzhandlung, Mannheim; Ars et Nummus, Milan; E. Beckenbauer, G. Hirsch, Münchner Münzhandlung, K. Kress, and L. von Ohlendorf, Munich; A. Malloy, New York; Seaby, London; E. Bourgey, Maison Florange, Maison Platt, and J. Vinchon, Paris; L. de Nicola, Rome; H.-W. Müller, Solingen; G. Neider, Stadtbergen; H.H. Kricheldorf, Stuttgart; G. Bernardi, Trieste; H.D. Rauch, Vienna; Bank Leu and F. Sternberg, Zurich.

A separate, fully illustrated catalog of the complete collection has been compiled, containing the photos and full description of all the coins in each lot. This catalog will be available during the Triton lot viewing at the Grand Hyatt New York, but you may also request that a catalog be sent to you. Additionally, this catalog will be available online (see individual lots below for details).