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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 74. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF4200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

France. Louis XIV. 1643-1715. Medal (Silver, 70.5mm, 139.8 g), on the capture of Ghent, by J. Roettiers, 1678. LVDOVICVS.MAGNVS.REX.CHRISTIANISS. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Louis XIV to right, wearing aegis and with his armor decorated with fleurs-de-lis; below, R. Rev. CELERITAS.ET.PROVIDENTIA / EXPEDITIO.GANDAV. / M.DC.LXXVIII. (=Speed and Providence - the expedition to Ghent, 1678) Victory alighting to right, holding arrow and winged hourglass; to right, female figure seated to left, wearing grain wreath and holding a cornucopiae; below her, arms and munitions; behind, view of the city of Ghent. Van Loon III, p. 225, I. Very rare. A large and impressive piece, nicely toned. Some very minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.

Ex Künker 183, 14 March 2011, 1639.