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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 199. Estimate CHF7000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Sachsen-Kurfürstentum. Johann Georg I. 1611-1656. Double Ducat (Gold, 6.93 g 12), Dresden, under the mint master H. Jacob, 1630, on the one-hundredth anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. CONFESS:LUTHER:AUG:EXHIBITÆ SECULUMM / 1630 25 JUNY / IOH GEO Three-quarter bust of Johann Georg I to right, wearing electoral robes and cap and holding a sword in his right hand; before, arms in cartouche Rev. NOMEN DOMINI TURRIS FORTIS / 1530 25 JUNY /IOA NES Bust of the Elector Johann to right, wearing electoral robes and cap, and holding sword; legend quartered by four shields of arms. Baumgarten 295. Fr. 2701. Mersebergeer 1058. A fresh, perfectly struck example of exceptional quality. Virtually as struck.