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380, Lot: 680. Estimate $200.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND, Kanton Bern. Bern. AR Medal – Sechszehnerpfennig (57mm, 91.75 g, 12h). Founding of Bern. By J.C. Mörikofer and J. Dassier. Struck circa 1760. RESPUBLICA BERNENSIS ·, bear standing left, head right, wearing belt and armor, holding scepter and resting paws on shield; arms and cannon at feet; I C (MK) F in exergue / FELICITAS REIPUBLICÆ, Religion standing facing, holding fasces and sword and scepter over book inscribed LEGES/ FUNDAMENT set on garlanded plinth; to left, stork standing right, head elft; to right, owl standing right, head facing; in exergue, SENATUS ET SEDECIM/ VIRI REIPUBLICÆ/ BERNENSIS ·. Schweizer Medaillen 633. EF, toned.