France. Louis XIV. 1643-1715.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 70. Estimate CHF3000.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF4200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Medal (Silver, 61mm, 98 g 12), on the capture of the Franche-Comté, by John Roettiers, 1674. LVDOVICVS.MAGNVS.REX.CHRISTIANISS. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Louis XIV to right, wearing aegis and with his armor decorated with fleurs-de-lis; below, monogram of JR
DE SEQVANIS.ITERVM / ADDITA.IMPERIO.GALLICO. / PROVINCIA. / M.DC.LXXIV. (=the Franche-Comté again conquered, an added province of the French Kingdom
) Louis XIV riding in triumphal quadriga to right; below, shields bearing the arms of the conquered cities; in tiny letters, monogram of JR
. Cf. van Loon III, p. 137, but a smaller version by Mauger. Very rare. An impressive medal, beautifully preserved. Lightly toned. Good extremely fine.