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91001649

Conversion of Saul

CNG 91, Lot: 1649. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Sachsen. Circa 1530-1548. AR Medal (40mm, 26.23 g, 12h). Commemorating the Conversion of Paul the Apostle. Attributed to H. Magdeburger. × ORGANV ° ELECTV ° EST ° MIHI ° ISTE ° VI ° PORTET ° NOMEN ° MEV ° CORA ° GENTIB’, draped bust of Paul left, set on tablet inscribed °PAWLVS°; all set on branches; °ACT° °9° across field / × GA ° I ° SVPRA ° MOD ° PSEQBAP ° ECCLE ° DE × AC ° 9 ° SAVL ° SAVL ° Q D ° ME ° PERSEQRIS, Scene of Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, set on tablet inscribed SAVLVS; all set on branches. Forrer, p. 528; Katz 122. Good VF, a few minor field marks. An attractive original strike. Rare.