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11101004

The Battle of Poltava and the Flight of Charles XII to the Ottoman Empire

CNG 111, Lot: 1004. Estimate $500.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWEDEN. Karl XII. 1697–1718. AR Medal (44.5mm, 28.44 g, 12h). On the Battle of Poltava (27 June 1709 OS) and the Flight of Charles XII to the Ottoman Empire. By P.-H. Müller. Undated, but struck 1709. CAROLVS XII D G REX SVE, bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right; P · H · M · on truncation of arm; tick stops / PER AMICA SILENTIA LVNAE, sleeping lion left on ground; overhanging tree to right; in background, country building and mountains; above, night sky with crescent moon, stars, and clouds; OCVLIS DORMI =/TAT APERTIS in two lines in exergue. Hildebrand I 147; IMEANS 1684 . EF, toned, a few field marks.


From the RAJ Collection. Ex Künker 194 (26 September 2011), lot 2628.