Mr. Randall Hixenbaugh Accredited

Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd.

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Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman; Numismatics: Coins of the World

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Insurance; Charitable Donation; Estate Tax Liability; Equitable Distribution

Appraiser's Statement

Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd is a brick and mortar storefront art gallery located at 235 East 60th Street in Manhattan. The gallery is dedicated to handling fine authentic antiquities. All of the pieces we handle are legally and ethically acquired, in complete accordance with US and international regulations and laws concerning the import and sale of ancient objects. We deal only in authentic pieces with minimal or no restoration. All objects sold by us are guaranteed genuine and as described in perpetuity. The director, Randall A. Hixenbaugh, has been involved in ancient art and antiquities for over 25 years. He holds a Master's Degree in Classical Archaeology and has participated in a number of archaeological excavations of Roman and Punic sites in Tunisia Mr. He is a specialist in ancient Greek armor and is the author of "Ancient Greek Helmets: A Complete Guide and Catalog," (2019), the most exhaustive study ever produced on the subject. He is the former Editorial Assistant of Minerva Magazine, the International Review of Ancient Art and Archaeology. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America. Mr. Hixenbaugh is also an accredited member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and is qualified by the IRS to perform appraisals of antiquities for insurance valuation, estate valuation, and charitable donation. Hixenbaugh Ancient Art Ltd is a member of the Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA), the Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA), the Association of Dealers and Collectors of Ancient and Ethnogarphic Art (ADCAEA), and the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art (IADAA) and abides by their strict rules and code of ethics. Mr. Hixenbaugh has participated in a number of public discussions relating to matters associated with the antiquities trade. In March of 2016, he spoke at the Committee for Cultural Policy's panel at the Cardozo Law Firm in New York entitled, "Rethinking Antiquities: Restitution and Collecting in the Time of Isis." In May of 2016 he was invited to speak at the University of Chicago's Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society conference as part of a panel of experts in a public discussion entitled, "Dealing with Heritage: New Policy Approaches," which sought to clarify the relationship between recent destruction of ancient cultural sites in the Near East and the international antiquities trade. In October of 2016, he spoke on a panel entitled, "A New Normal for Collecting Antiquities in a Post-Loot Culture," at TEFAF, New York. In all cases he advocated for responsible collecting and philanthropy as necessities to the long term preservation and study of ancient art. Mr. Hixenbaugh is one of only a handful of appraisers in the United States that is qualified in the area of Ancient Art, and is available to perform appraisals of Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman antiquities, as well as ancient coins. He has appraised thousands of antiquities including collections donated to a number of prominent American universities and museums. He has written appraisals for government agencies including US customs that have been submitted as evidence in several legal cases. He has also written appraisals for many private collectors and guided them regarding dispersal of their collections through donation or sale in the marketplace. All appraisals are rendered in accordance with the guidelines and by-laws of the Appraisers Association of America and are valid for estate planning, charitable donation, and insurance purposes.

Notably, Mr. Hixenbaugh recently appraised the Ancient Cycladic Art Collection of Mr. L. Stern that he donated to the Hellenic Ancient Culture Institute. This collection is now on long term loan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museums of the Hellenic Republic of Greece. This was the largest charitable donation of antiquities ever made.