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Priced & Named 1909 Benson Sale

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:170.00 USD Estimated At:250.00 - 250.00 USD
Priced & Named 1909 Benson Sale
SOLD
200.00USDto n*********r+ (36.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jan 09 @ 15:15UTC-5 : EST/CDT
A buyer’s premium of 18% will be added to the cost of all lots purchased by absentee bidders. The premium is reduced to 15% for floor bidders. See shipping info and full terms.
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE COLLECTION OF GREEK COINS FORMED BY THE LATE FRANK SHERMAN BENSON, ESQ. OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, COMPRISING CHOICE AND INTERESTING EXAMPLES OF THE ANCIENT COINAGES OF ITALY AND SICILY, GREECE AND THE ISLANDS, ASIA MINOR, &C. SYRIA, EGYPT, ZEUGITANA, &C. London, 3-11 February 1909. Crown 4to, contemporary black half straight-grained morocco, gilt; original yellow printed wraps bound in; all page edges speckled red. iv, 110, (2) pages; 808 lots; 26 fine plates. Ruled, priced and named by hand. Binding and original wraps somewhat worn, but sound. Very good or better. A highly important sale. Benson’s well-known overview, Ancient Greek Coins: Magna Graecia, Syracuse, Sicily, was published serially in the American Journal of Numismatics between 1900 and 1905. Clain-Stefanelli 1943. Daehn 2106: “one of the most important collections of Greek coins in private hands in the United States.” Grierson 280. Spring 797 [also listed under “Most important sales of ancient Greek coins”]. Ex RBW Library.