Shoshana Collection Part 2 Offered in Long
A five-year run of silver shekels struck by Judaean rebels during
the Jewish War against Rome, circa 66-70 AD, highlights the second
half of the world-famous Shoshana
Collection of Ancient Judaean Coins
, offered by Heritage
Auctions the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 5, during the Long Beach
Coin & Collectibles show.
The Jewish War section, lots 20105-20128, includes multiple
examples of the silver shekels and half-shekels, dated Year 1
through Year 5, struck by Judaean forces engaged in a titanic
struggle against the Roman Empire.
All of these coins are in wonderful condition and their stark
imagery beautifully conveys the devotion and convictions of the
courageous Jewish rebels. This sale shows the great breadth and
depth of the Shoshana Collection. The first Shoshana sale last
March was already the greatest offering of Judaean coins every
brought to public auction, and the second half is – in many ways –
a reprise of the first.
rare Year 5 shekel, struck during the Siege of Jerusalem from
May to September of 70 AD, is among the finest known of 14
surviving "irregular" examples, including one now residing in the
British Museum and a second in the Israel Museum. The coin carries
an estimate of $50,000.
The Shoshana Collection, assembled over a 30-year period by a
Southern California collector, comprises coins related to the
founding of Ancient Israel and the story of the Jewish people in
the Holy Land. The auction of the first part of The Shoshana
Collection, March 8-9, produced several world records, including
$1.1 million for a "prototype" shekel of the Jewish War struck in
the first year of conflict, 66 CE, one of two known examples. Two
other coins also sold for just under $1 million each and the 712
coins comprising the first part of the collection realized a total
of $7.6 million.
The second Shoshana auction, with estimates totaling $1.2
million, will cover an even greater span of time than the first. It
comprises 585 lots covering about 1,700 years of history, from the
first coins ever struck in ancient Judaea — circa 480 BC — to the
fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187.
It also presents a prime opportunity to collectors who may have
been "priced out" of the first Shoshana event due to the highly
competitive bidding occasioned by the great rarities offered. We
don't expect any million dollar shekels in Shoshana II, although we
expect several coins to sell well into five and possibly six
figures. There will be many coins well within the reach of
As with the first auction, the second catalog is being written
and annotated by David Hendin, author of "Guide to Biblical Coins"
and the best-known authority on Judaean coinage.
The catalog for the first Shoshana auction won the Numismatic
Literary Guild's award for Best Auction Catalog of 2012 and became
an instant collector's item and educational tools. The catalog for
this auction, which, like the first, was written and annotated by
David Hendin, will also become an important addition to any library
of ancient coin literature.
The Sept. 5 offering will be divided between several phases of
Lots 20001-20051: The Persian Period (480-333 BC), when the
first primitive coins, many of them copies of the famous Athens
"owl" coinage, were struck at Holy Land mints such as Gaza, Samaria
Lots 20052-20104: The Maccabean and Herodian Kingdoms (135
BC-93 AD), the first independent Judaean kingdoms to strike
Lots 20105-20128: The Jewish War (66-70 AD), a titanic uprising
against Roman tyranny that shook the Empire to its core.
Lots 20129-20296: The Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-135 AD), the final
major rebellion against Roman rule in the Holy Land.
Lots 20297-20321: Judaea Capta Issues, coins struck by the
Romans to celebrate their costly victories in the Jewish and Bar
Lots 20322-20545: City Coins, struck under Greek, Roman,
Byzantine, Islamic and Crusader authority by cities in the Holy
Land from circa 37 BC to 1187 AD.
This auction is open for bidding now at HA.com/Coins.
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Now, you can view some of the highlights of our 2012 September
US Coins Signature Auction and 2012 September 5
The Shoshana Collection of Judaean Coins Part 2 Signature
Auction through YouTube (no link) or right here at
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This Week's Top Ten
The ten highest valued California Fractional Gold coins to sell
in Heritage auctions:
1853 Liberty Octagonal 1 Dollar, BG-503, R.7, MS61 PCGS. Sold
1853 Arms of California 50 Cents, BG-435, Low R.5, MS64 PCGS.
Sold for $21,275.
1871 Liberty Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-718A, R.8 MS64+ PCGS. Sold
1853 Peacock Reverse 50 Cents, BG-411, R.7, MS63 PCGS. Sold for
(1853) Liberty Round 25 Cents, BG-204B, R.8, AU58 NGC. Sold for
1853 Arms of California 50 Cents, BG-435, Low R.5, MS63 PCGS.
Sold for $18,975.
1853 50C Arms of California 50 Cents, BG-435, Low R.5, MS63
PCGS. Sold for $18,400.
1854 $1 Liberty Round 1 Dollar, BG-602, High R.6, AU55 PCGS.
Sold for $18,400.
1876 25C Indian Octagonal 25 Cents, BG-799GG, R.8, MS65 PCGS.
Sold for $17,250.
1882 25C Indian Round 25 Cents, BG-892, High R.7, MS66 PCGS.
Sold for $17,250.
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Our Rare Currency Team Is Expanding
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|Furnishings, Legal Ephemera And Art
That Once Decorated The University Of Texas School Of Law
The Elton Hyder III Collection will be offered in Dallas
and online on Sept. 13 as part of our Estate
Signature Auction at the company's Dallas Design District
Annex, 1518 Slocum Street.
"For many UT alums and prominent lawyers in Texas, this
collection will take them back to the days when they were studying
for the bar," said Brian Roughton, Director of Heritage's
Department of Fine Arts. "For collectors with a fondness for law
and historical artifacts, it's a bonanza of fascinating art and
documents as well as stately library furniture."
"Hyder's objective for this collection was to give the Library a
sense of history within the law," said Roughton. "In the
contemporary Internet world, however, the UT School of Law no
longer needs floors of library space and has begun converting into
faculty offices, negating much of the need for this furniture and
art. Consequently, Elton Hyder III and his wife want to share it
with fellow alumni, the art world and interested individuals."
Among the choice items being auctioned on Sept. 13 are a working
(estimate: $4,000+), a framed
display containing 17 19th Century English
(estimate: $6,000+), a large oil painting, "George
" after a Gilbert Stuart original (estimate:
$10,000+) and a "William
" portrait with a crown pediment (estimate: $8,000+), all of
which decorated the halls of the Law Library for years.
The bulk of the collection is based around historical prints and
manuscripts, which exhibit judicial proceedings and ideas. One
example is an exquisite framed
1708 print "Queen Anne Illuminated Manuscript in Latin on
Parchment, Exemplification of a Recovery, Buckinghamshire,
1708" (estimate: $2,000+). Another highlight is a 19th
century "George the Fifth by the Grace of God," Illuminated
Manuscript with Royal Seal (estimate: $2,500+).
Star lots include a 17th
century Italian Renaissance Style Walnut, Glass and Iron
(estimate: $6,000+), a Spanish
Baroque wood and Ivory Vargueno and Tranquillo
$1,500) and a stunning Italian
Renaissance Style Painted Wood Bench
Among the judicial offerings are four English Barristers Wigs
with provenance linking them to established judges. One such
example belonged to Charles
Dickson Esq. (estimate: $1,500+), with an archival photograph
displayed with the wig under a Plexiglas case.
"This is a collection where the worlds of law, art and history
intersect," said Roughton. "We think collectors, lawyers and UT
alums alike will find unique pieces that will have special meaning
to each one of them."
More information about fine and
decorative art auctions.
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Art From the Heart Charity Auction
Bidding in the September 14 Art
from the Heart Auction
supports Dallas Challenge in its mission
to help youth stay in school, off drugs and alcohol, and out of the
criminal justice system.
Artists and celebrities create one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork
for our auction. Proceeds support programs dedicated to improve the
health, education and wellbeing of children and youth from our
community. This auction is presented only online and bidding is
taken through our website. Internet bidding closes at 10:00 PM
Central Time on September 14, 2012.
Thank you from Art from the Heart!
No buyer's premium is due for these Charity items.
about Charity auctions.
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