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Greek and Roman coins discovered in Lichfield fetch £40,000 at auction

February 22, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Auctions, Bronze Coins, Coins, Collecting, Greek Coins, Roman Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, Treasure, World Coins

Bidding frenzy after experts estimated the collection at around £25,000

 

By Mike Lockley Feb, 20th, 2013 (http://www.birminghammail.co.uk)

A private collection of Greek and Roman coins has fetched £40,000 at auction – more than double what was expected.

The 400 lots of classic coins, discovered in Lichfield, went under the hammer last Wednesday at auctioneers Richard Winterton’s city centre salesroom.

The haul included a Roman Republic Apulia Luceria bronze ‘quincunx’. which realised £340, a group of Roman Imperial bronze coins, which went for £380, and a pre-Roman 450 to 350 BC Lucania silver starter, which sold for £360.

A spokesman for the auctioneers said: “Some of the world’s leading authorities in this highly specialised field made the trip to attend the sale. The live internet bidding facility enabled those long distances away and abroad to participate, enabling buyers around the globe to make successful bids.”

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