AUSTRIA, Holy Roman Empire. Karl VI.
|CNG 87, Lot: 2139. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $50000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1711-1740. AV Medal – ‘30 Dukaten’ (60mm, 103.33 g, 12h). Körmöcbánya (Kremnica) mint; by J. Roth, Sr.. Dated 1738. S : GEORGIUS EQVITUM PATRONUS (St. Georgius, the patron of knights
), Heiliger Georg on horseback riding slightly right, holding reins and raising sword toward dragon to lower left; across field, reverse and obverse medallic depiction of a 1738 Körmöcbánya mint Dukaten (Huszár 1586); in exergue, VIRTUTE PARANTUR (With courage they are prepared
) above floral scroll / IN TEMPESTATE SECURITAS · (In the storm [is] safety
), Christ rebuking the wind and the waves (Matthew 8:23-27
): Christ, calming the storm, standing with apostles within capsizing ship under sail left upon tempestuous sea; above, St. Jan Nepomucký facing among the clouds; in exergue, AMORIS PRÆMIUM (the reward of love
) above floral scroll. Cf. Huszár, Georgsmünzen
9 (‘100 Dukaten’); cf. K&H 346-7 (same); cf. Friedberg 572 (same). EF, lustrous, a few minor marks. Very rare.
From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.