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CNG 91, Lot: 1644. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Hildesheim (Bistum). AR Medal (56mm, 43.70 g, 12h). By J. Thiébaud. Dated 1761. CAPITULUM/HILDESIEN, the Virgin seated slightly right upon clouds, wearing nimbus crown and holding Holy Infant and scepter; above, dove flying upward within rays; to lower right, crowned and garnished coat-of-arms set upon pillow; palm frond behind, sword and crozier below; around, sixteen crowned and garnished coats-of-arms / SEDES VACANS/1761, cathedra (bishop’s chair) facing slightly right, under canopy and set upon three-tiered dais; rayed Eye of Providence above; in background to right, Hildesheim Cathedral; around, sixteen crowned and garnished coats-of-arms. Mehl 676; Zepernick 145; Forrer VI, p. 65 (this medal cited). EF, attractively toned, small deposit at 10h on obverse.