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Lot 1026

Estimate: 150 EUR   |   Starting price: 120 EUR Price realized: 275 EUR
[Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum America.] The Burton Y Berry Collection. Complete in two parts. Part 1. Macedonia to Attica. Part 2. Megaris to Egypt. New York; The American Numismatic Society, 1961–1962. Folio, pp. (3); (5), 58 fine plates each with facing page of descriptive text. [With:] The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. Parts 1–2 only. Part 1: Etruria-Calabria. Part 2: Lucania. New York; The American Numismatic Society. 1969–1972. All four volumes in the original russet printed card covers. A little worn and rubbed at extremities, contents clean. Very good. (4)
Clain-Stefanelli 1916* & 1917*. Daehn 1961 & 1962. Kroh p. 14, “[The Burton Y Berry Collection] contains 1,506 coins from Macedonia to Egypt illustrated on 57 fine plates. Berry was a serious collector since the 1920s, and assembled an excellent and varied collection with many unusual and artistic items. Out of print, popular and elusive…”. Kroh p. 13 (four stars), “[The ANS] collection is one of the best in the world and both the scope and scholarship of these volumes [is] excellent…”.

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