Gorny & Mosch (Numismatics and Ancient Artefacts)

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2015-06-26 11:00:44

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Gorny and Mosch are a German auction house and dealer specializing in both numismatics and ancient artefacts.

Based in the heart of Munich, the company has both an office and a gallery showroom dedicated to their collection of ancient masterpieces, offering a variety of Greek and Roman artefacts as well as constantly refreshed excavations.

In addition to its prestigious auctions, the company also has an online shop offering a wide range of rare and collectable numismatic items from Roman times up to the present day.

Auctions

The company conducts 10 auctions each year, with eight of these dedicated to numismatic material. Four numismatic sales are held in March, with another four in October.

Sales of ancient antiquities are held twice a year, in June and December. All of these sales generate interest from around the globe, due to internationally-distributed colour catalogues for all sales and a large number of internet bidders participating in each sale.

History

The company began life in 1970, when Dieter Gorny founded the ‘Giessener Münzhandlung’ in Giessen, and since 1978 the company is located in the heart of Munich. In 1986 the company held its first sale dedicated entirely to antiquities.

By transferring parts of his business interests to Dr. Hans-Christoph von Mosch, the company subsequently changed its name to ‘Gorny & Mosch’. For more than 30 years the company has dealt in coins and artefacts of the antiquity as well as coins and medals of medieval and modern times.

In autumn 2002 the company expanded, and in addition to their office they now offer Roman and Greek antiquities in a separate gallery.

Notable sales

In March 2010 the company sold a rare stater of Phanes coin, from the earliest period of coin production. The coin, featuring the inscription ‘Phanos emi Seima’ (I am the badge of Phanes), is one of only four known examples, and was sold for 345,000 Euro.

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