The Calouste Gulbenkian Collection of Greek Coins
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Robinson, E. S. G. A Catalogue of the Calouste Gulbenkian Collection of Greek Coins. Part II: Italy, Sicily, Carthage. Part II: Greece to East. Two parts complete in four volumes. Lisbon, 1971. Quarto, pp. 136; 42 superb plates; 200; (43)-99 plates.
All in the original gilt embossed cloth boards, the plates in matching folders and still shrink-wrapped.
A superb catalogue of a wonderful collection, now housed in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. Out of print with complete sets becoming difficult to obtain.
Clain-Stefanelli 1898*; Daehn 1889 & 1886; Kroh 10 (4½ stars) – “A magnificent achievement and a record of exceptional coins beyond compare. Mr Gulbenkian collected only coins in perfect mint condition with a concentration on their artistic merit and (as one of the richest men in the world at that time) was able to purchase many of the best pieces from the auctions of the 1930’s and 40’s as well as significant private purchases from the Vlasto and Jameson collections.”