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CNG 91, Lot: 1647. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Preußen (Königreich). Friedrich II der Große (The Great). 1772-1786. AR Medal (66mm, 114.88 g, 12h). By A. Abramson. Dated 1785 in Roman numerals. FRIDERICVS LEGISLATOR, armored and mantled bust right / QVAERE VERITATEM ET LEGEM DOCE (teach to seek out the truth and the law), Justice standing left, pointing toward open books inscribed ORDO/IVDI/CIALIS (the judicial order) and CODEX/LEGVM (the code of laws), and holding scales balancing instruments emblematic of the working and ruling class; MDCCLXXXV in exergue. Choice EF, attractively toned. Rare.

Duplicates from the Kisch Medal Collection sold on behalf of the American Numismatic Society.