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The Death of Karl XII

CNG 111, Lot: 1005. Estimate $300.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWEDEN. Karl XII. 1697–1718. Oval AR Medal (24x32.5mm, 7.63 g, 12h). On His Death, 11 December 1718. By G.W. Vestner. Dated 1718. CAROLVS · XII · D · G · SU · G · V · REX ·, bareheaded, draped, and armored bust right, seen from behind; V · on truncation of arm; OB · 11 · DEC : 1718 : below / FORTITVDO ET IMMORTALITAS, personifications of Fortitudo and Immortalitas standing side-by-side on ground and gazing at one another; Fortitudo placing hand on broken column to left. Hildebrand I 217; IMEANS 1694. EF, iridescent toning.


From the RAJ Collection. Ex Leu 85 (23 October 2002), lot 496.