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On 23rd May 2019 we presented the collection of Erich Wäckerlin in our 47th Auction: circa 1000 coins of the Crusader States and the accompanying library were auctioned. The printed catalogue illustrates every single coin in the collection, even for sequences of similar coins which are only distinguishable from one another through minor variations, because it is important that a scholarly collection, assembled over the course of more than 40 years with much care and understanding, should be documented before the individual coins continue on their journey into the hands of other collectors.

 

Particularly interesting coins in the collection achieved notable prices in the auction:

 

No. 227, a Dirhem of the Kingdom of Jerusalem minted after 1251, featuring a cross and Christian legend, but in Arabic script.

Estimated at 1000 Euros, sold for 2300 Euros.

No. 304, a Gigliato of the Lordship of Mytilene on Lesbos, minted by Francesco Gattilusio, who names his overlord, the Byzantine Emperor John V. Palaiologos, in a Greek legend on the coin.

Estimated at 3000 Euros, sold for 9000 Euros.

No. 375, a Gros of the Kingdom of Cyprus minted in the reign of John II.,

estimated at 400 Euros, sold for 800 Euros.

No. 385, a Gros of the Kingdom of Cyprus minted in the reign of Katharina Cornaro.

Estimated at 3000 Euros, sold for 4900 Euros.

No. 508, a Gigliato of Antonio Fluvian, Grand Master of the Order of St. John on Rhodes.

Estimated at 2000 Euros, sold for 3300 Euros.

No. 522, a Ducat of Emeric d’Amboise, Grand Master of the Order of St. John on Rhodes.

Estimated at 5000 Euros, sold for 9750 Euros.

 

We are still accepting consignments of collections and individual coins of good quality for our upcoming auction in the year 2020. Whether you are ready to part with your entire collection or a selection from it, please get in contact with us at info@muenzenundmedaillen-gmbh.com or telephone 07621 48560.