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Top selling lots

Roma Numismatics, London, September 21

Gold aureus struck for Didius Julianus, Rome, March 28-June 1, AD 193.

Estimate: n/a

Hammer: £75,000

Gorringes, Lewes, September 26

Pentre Ifan, Prescelly Hills by John Piper (1903-92), gouache and mixed media, c.1975, 22 x 15in (56 x 38cm).

Estimate: £2000-3000

Hammer: £9500

Highest price over estimate

Dawson’s, Maidenhead, September 26

Large Meiji period Satsuma vase decorated with chrysanthemums, signed to base, 16in (42cm).

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer: £2600

Adam Partridge, Macclesfield, September 21

Turkish 19th century Tophane pottery coffee set with silver and gilt heightened decoration, some inscribed Husmeni Consple.

Estimate: £30-50

Hammer: £3100

Gorringes, Lewes, September 26

Beijing blue glass baluster vase with four character Jiaqing mark, 7in (18cm).

Estimate: £200-300

Hammer: £4000

Aldridges, Bath, September 26

Victorian mahogany collector’s chest containing specimens of flora, fauna, minerals, etc, acquired by Mary Catherine Stirling of Kippencross, near Dunblane.

Estimate: £150-200

Hammer: £2600

1895 Most registered online bidders

JS Fine Art, Cotefield, September 28-30

Source: Bid Barometer is a snapshot of sales on thesaleroom.com for September 21-27, 2017.

‘Highest price over estimate’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices as a multiple of the high estimate paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com

‘Top selling lots’ = Our selection of items from the top 10 highest hammer prices paid by internet bidders on thesaleroom.com