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The Hunt Collection

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:300.00 USD Estimated At:450.00 - 450.00 USD
The Hunt Collection
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Sotheby's. THE NELSON BUNKER HUNT COLLECTION: HIGHLY IMPORTANT GREEK AND ROMAN COINS: I-IV. New York, June 19, 1990; June 21-22, 1990; December 4, 1990; and June 19-20, 1991. Four volumes. Part I: (272) pages, 55-164 lots, all coins illustrated in monochrome at actual size, with color enlargements of both sides. Part II: (328) pages, lots 165-953, all coins illustrated in monochrome at actual size, with a number of full-page color illustrations. Part III: (256) pages, 117 lots, all coins illustrated in monochrome at actual size, accompanied by full-page color enlargements. Part IV: (400) pages, 1066 lots, most coins illustrated in monochrome at actual size, with a number of full-page color illustrations. 4to, original matching gray boards; jackets. Fine or nearly so. [with] Sotheby's. THE WILLIAM HERBERT HUNT COLLECTION: HIGHLY IMPORTANT BYZANTINE COINS: I. New York, Dec. 5-6, 1990. 4to, original gray boards, jacket. (350) pages; 962 lots; all coins illustrated in monochrome at actual size. Fine. [with] Sotheby's. THE NELSON BUNKER HUNT COLLECTION: ISLAMIC COINS. London: April 4, 1991. 4to, original pictorial card covers. (2), 37, (1) pages; 1 lot; 5 plates. Fine. The complete hardcover series of sales of the Hunt brothers' coin collections, including all four Greek and Roman sales, the first Byzantine sale and the infrequently seen Islamic sale (this last in softcover, the only format issued). The Hunt brothers began assembling their collections in the late 1970s, frequently buying large quantities of remarkable coins at aggressive prices. Tom Eden catalogued the Greek coins, with David Tripp cataloguing the Roman material; Simon Bendall was consulted on the Byzantine coins. The sale catalogues are expertly written and beautifully illustrated. The second Byzantine sale, issued only in softcover, is not present. The Islamic sale, featuring over 8500 coins sold as a single lot, was distributed to a particularly small circle.