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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
20191170

British

Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 170. Estimate $150.
Sold for $160. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Allen, D. F.. Lot of three books on Celtic coins. Includes:

Belgic Dynasties of Britain and their Coins. (Archaeologia or Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity. Oxford; Society of Antiquaries, 1944). 4to. 184 pages; 32 plates, some photographic, illustrating 164 coin types.

An Introduction to Celtic Coins. (London, 1978).

The Coins of the Ancient Celts. (Edinburgh, 1980).

The main title attractively bound in full tan blind stamped cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, the later volumes in the original printed boards. Fine condition, light wear to extremities but clean throughout. The attractively produced and seldom offered, separate printing of Allen’s useful work on Celtic coins, with two other valuable titles by the same author, the last much-used and sought after.

Clain-Stefanelli 5185, 5189 and 5012*. Daehn 2224, “A catalogue of the coinage of the Belgic tribes in Britain during the period ca. 60 B.C. to A.D. 70.” 2170 & 2171.. Website shipping rates do not apply.



From the Numismatic Library of a Major North American Dealer. The first title ex Bibliothek der Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel, (Künker 102, 23 June 2005), lot 3894.