CNG has put the Triton XII auction catalog live on their website.There are some very nice pieces including a tetradrachm of Pyrrhos of Epeiros.A few years ago CNG started describing the Etrurian 'gorgon' coins as depicting Metus, the personification of Fear. I haven't noticed any other catalogers doing this. I wonder what lead to the change?In Medusa: Solving the Mystery of the Gorgon Stephen Wilk theorizes some 'gorgons' might depict Fear and Dread, but he knows of no examples.
The catalog for LHS auction 103 is up. 145 Greek Lots, 99 Roman, 6 Celtic.A highlight, for me, is lot 96, a rare gorgon stater from Melos. Most Greek coins with gorgoneions are small but this weights over 14 grams. Unfortunately, th... Read Post
(CNG, auction 61, 2002, lot 245) Pictured above is a very scarce bronze coin struck by Mithradates the Great. It is usually described as depicting an Amazon wearing a wolf's scalp. We know that Mithradates' die cutters liked to engr... Read Post
John Spring, Ancient Coin Auction Catalogs: 1880-1980 (2009), self-?published, distributed by Spink (but not yet on their website). 369 large pages describing 886 auction catalogs. Charles Davis is selling this for $110 and CNG is s... Read Post