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440, Lot: 622. Estimate $100.
Sold for $70. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND, Kanton Zürich. Zürich. Cast AR Medal – ‘Bundestaler’ (44mm, 13.68 g, 12h). The Founding of the Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft (Swiss Confederation). After J. Stampfer. Dated 1296 (though a later production). + WILHELM TELL VON VRE · STOVFFACHER VO¯ SCHWYTZ · ERNI VO¯ VNDER WALD/+ ANFANG · DESS PVNTZ · IM IAR · CHRISTI · 1296 · (Wilhelm Tell from Uri, Werner Stauffacher from Schwyz, and Arnold of Melchtal from Unterwalden; the beginning of the pact in the year of Christ 1296), the oathtaking scene in the meadow of Rütli: three soldiers representing the cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Nidwalden; in exergue, T between two flowers / Small Swiss cross within border of seven coats-of-arms; all within border of thirteen larger coats-of-arms. Cf. Hahn 27 (for type); Wunderly 3418; Leu 35, lot 5. Fine/VF, toned, hairlines, flan flaw on obverse, edge marks.