German States, Bavaria, Maximilian I, Gold 5 Ducat, 1640
Lot 12
German States, Bavaria, Maximilian I, Gold 5 Ducat, 1640
Sold for US$ 29,250 inc. premium

Coins and Medals

11 Dec 2017, 13:00 EST

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German States, Bavaria, Maximilian I, Gold 5 Ducat, 1640
German States, Bavaria, Maximilian I, Gold 5 Ducat, 1640
Munich Mint, 17.43 Grams. KM-269, Fr-196. Obverse: Standing figure in armor holding a scepter and an imperial orb. Arms on an alter to the right. Legend: MAXIMIL:COM:PAL:RH::VT:BA:DVX:S:R:I:ARCHIDAP:ET.ELECT. Reverse: Madonna with child over clouds. to the sides are two angles, and below, a city view with fortifications. Date, 1640, in legend. Surrounding legend: NISI.DOM:CVSTODIERIT.CIVIT.FRVST:VIGIL:QVI.CVSTODIT.1640

An exceptional example of this issue struck to commemorate the completion of new fortifications around Munich. Fully brilliant, the needle-sharp engraving displays a light cameo effect by the brightly reflective surfaces. Seemingly each detail has been carefully struck up to include the Elector's armor and facial features as well as the intricate cityscape spread out across the reverse under the gaze of the Madonna and Child. A sharp wire edge is complete around each side. A fabulous example destined for a fine collection.
Choice to Gem Uncirculated
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