New York: 1990–1991. Eight catalogues, total. All 4to, in original bindings [hardcover except for the Islamic and second Byzantine sales, as issued in softcover]. Very well-illustrated, partly in color. 1946 pages total; 3798 lots total. Original prices realized lists laid into all catalogues except for the single-lot Islamic sale. Generally fine. Item #6530
The complete series of sales of the Hunt brothers’ collections, including all four Greek and Roman sales, both Byzantine sales, the vases and bronzes, and the infrequently seen Islamic sale. 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, while Richard Keresey was Expert in Charge of the antiquities sale. The sale catalogues are expertly written and beautifully illustrated. Rarely offered as a complete set (the Islamic sale, featuring over 8500 coins sold as a single lot for £150,000, was distributed to a particularly small circle).