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11100996

Large and Impressive “Judenmedaille” Type

CNG 111, Lot: 996. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AUSTRIA, Holy Roman Empire. temp. Rudolf II to Ferdinand III. 1576-1657. Cast AV Medal (51.5mm, 20.33 g, 12h). So-called “Judenmedaille” type. Praha (Prague) mint. Dated 1231 (in Roman numerals), but cast early 17th century. ЄLISABЄTA • FILIA • AnDR • RЄG • UnGAR • OBIT • mARB • An • m • CC • XXXI (triple pellets), crowned and veiled bust of St. Elizabeth of Hungary facing slightly left within tressure of seventeen arches; each arch ending in triple pellets; annulets in spandrels / + DISPЄRSIT • DЄDIT • PAUP : IUST : ЄIUS • MAnЄT • In • SЄCUL : SECULI, view of the Elizabethkirche in Marburg within tressure of seventeen arches; each arch ending in triple pellets; annulets in spandrels. Cf. Hoffmeister 4; cf. Bernhart 21; cf. Klein B 21; cf. Prince Alexander 3; cf. Nomos 5, lot 52 (all refs. for example in silver). EF, chased, a few minor scratches in field, edge marks, stress crack on bust resulting in a perforation, as made. Rare in gold.