Selling and Evaluating Gems
Are you intending to sell ancient gemstones or seals? Or perhaps you need an expert evaluation of a piece of your own gem collection? At Kölner Münzkabinett we have many years of experience in trading gems, and most importantly, in being able to identify and assess their value competently. Buying and selling ancient seals, gems and cameos from all periods of antiquity – whether Ancient Near-Eastern, Minoan-Mycenaean, Phoenician, Greek, Etruscan or Roman – is part of our everyday business.
We would be delighted to feature any high quality gemstones or related objects such as cylinder and stamp seals, signet rings, or ancient jewellery beads in our next auction. Our catalogues have a reach of more than 1000 collectors and dealers. To ensure the highest possible visibility of your consignments, all items are also offered internationally via sixbid.com. There is no charge for unsold items.
If you live in the Cologne area, you are welcome to come by our store with your treasures. We will examine them, assess their value and of course, and if you prefer, we can also arrange the sale.
To ensure that the right person to advise you is on site, we kindly ask you to arrange an appointment by phone.
You are a gem collector, or are interested in ancient gems? You would like to buy gems to enhance your collection, or are looking for a specific gemstone to bring it back to life set in a piece of jewellery? For this purpose you need personal and competent advice?
Then you’ve come to the right place! Our shop in downtown Cologne is open every day (Tues-Sat) and we always stock a number of interesting ancient gems and seals.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, if you are looking for a specific stone. We would be delighted to help you with your search, so that you can benefit from our long-standing relationships with collectors and dealers.
The Kölner Münzkabinett regularly holds two floor and two e-auctions a year, mainly selling coins and medals, primitive money and antiquities. At the same time, we offer a wide range of ancient seals and gems, covering the entire spectrum from ancient Near-Eastern cylinder and stamp seals to Minoan-Mycenaean seals to Greek, Etruscan and Roman gems. We also feature modern seals and signet rings, gem cast collections, as well as literature on ancient glyptic art.
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