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88th Birthday Commemorative


GERMANY, Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel (Herzogtum). August der Jüngere (the Younger). 1635-1666. AR Löser zu 2 Reichstalern (64mm, 57.72 g, 4h). Commemorating his 88th birthday. Zellerfeld mint. Dated 1666 HS. VIRTUTEM FAMA CORONAT AUGVUSTI (sic) AUGUSTAM, bust of August facing, wearing skullcap, two angels above, one crowing August, the other blowing trumpet; all within wreath / A : M : 1666 : ÆTA : 88 : NAT : X APR :, helmet surmounted by arms of Braunschweig facing; ALLES MIT BEDACHT around; all within wreath decorated with fourteen crowned coats-of-arms; 2 stamped below. Davenport 87; Welter 785; KM 482.1. Near EF, toned.

Ex Preussag Collection, purchased from M&M AG, June 1991.