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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
20191164

Byzantine

Summer 2019 Literature Auction, Lot: 164. Estimate $500.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Dumbarton Oaks]. Lot of five volumes of the Dumbarton Oaks collection. Comprising:

Bellinger, A. & Grierson, P. [Eds]. Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and the Whittemore Collection. Volume One. Anastasius I to Maurice, 491–602. Volume Two. Phocas to Theodosius III, 602–717. Volume Three. Leo III to Nicephorus, 717–1081. Volume Five. Michael VIII to Constantine XI 1258-1453.. (Washington D.C.; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1966-1999). Four Parts complete in five volumes. 4to. 383 + 383 + (385)-728 + 470 + (473)-887 + 285 + (289)-611 pages; 80 + 46 + 70 + 91 plates.

Lot also includes:

Grierson, P. & Mays, M. Catalogue of Late Roman Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks an Whittemore Collection from Arcadius and Honorius to the Accession of Anastasius. (Washington D.C.; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1992). Large 4to. 499 pages; 37 plates.

All volumes in the original publisher’s cloth, the first three parts of Dumbarton Oaks in the original glassine wrappers. Fine condition, light wear to the extremities. The tops and spines of the earlier Dumbarton Oaks volumes slightly marked and discoloured, all volumes internally clean throughout. A good run of the preferred, original editions of this monumental series, the most comprehensive reference for Byzantine coins. Lacking part four, but all volumes now out of print and becoming difficult to obtain, especially volumes one to three. Highly important and scarce thus.

Clain-Stefanellli 5392*. Kroh p. 94 (five stars) and p. 91 (five stars), “This is, by light years, the greatest reference for the period...”. Website shipping rates do not apply.



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