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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 75. Estimate CHF2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

France, Strasbourg. 1678. Medal (Silver, 48mm, 45.83 g 12), on the city’s guilds. SOLIUS VIRTUTIS / FLOS PERPETUUS (=Of virtue alone is the everlasting flower) / 1678 View of the city of Strasbourg with and angel flying above bearing a lily and a sword Rev. In Zwantzig Zunften und Gottes Hutt Strassburg die Statt bestehen thutt (=Strassburg consists of twenty guilds in God’s care) Arms of the city of Strasbourg within a circle of the arms of the city’s twenty guilds; around. Engel & Lehr 543/4. Rare. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.

This medal celebrates the city’s guilds and describes them, along with God’s help, as being the shield of the city.