GERMANY, Sachsen-Albertinische Linie. Johann Georg I and August.
|Sale: Triton X, Lot: 929. Estimate $750.
Closing Date: Monday, 8 January 2007.
Sold For $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Electors, 1611-1615. AR Taler Klippe (28.68 g, 6h). Commemorating the baptism of his son, Christian. Dated 1615 (in chronogram on reverse). IOHANN : GEORG : D : G : DVX SAX : ARCHIM : ET ELEC (rosette), armored half-length figure right, holding baton in right hand, resting left on helmet set on table; SCOPAS - VITÆ - MEÆ - CHRISTVS and rosettes in corners / INGLADIIS FLORET RVTA ITA AMONA SVIS (rosette), crowned crossed swords within branches; winged cherub heads in corners. Schnee 805; Merseburger 2295; Davenport 7587; KM 82. Good VF, nicely toned.
This klippe, similar to the previous, marks the baptism of Christian, born 27 October 1615. Christian inherited the duchy of Saxe-Merseburg, one of many subdivisions of Saxony.