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Pleasing Terrestrial Representation

412, Lot: 861. Estimate $200.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWEDEN. Gustaf af Klint. 1771-1840. AR Medal (43mm, 37.98 g, 12h). The Life of the Admiral and Cartographer. By P. Lundgren. Dated 1841 in Roman numerals. GUST. A KLINT CLASSIS SV. PRAEF. NAT. MDCCLXXI DEN. MDCCCXL, bare head right / APERIT SYRTES (he renders the seas navigable, —adapted from the Aeneid), half view of earth focused upon Europe; rayed star above, clouds below; in three lines in exergue, REI BELLICAE NAVAL./REG. SOCIETAS/MDCCCXLI. Hildebrand p. 327. Superb EF, highly lustrous and lightly toned, with a few scattered marks; inconsequential rim bump near 3h on the reverse. An extremely rare and interesting terrestrial representation.