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Lot 702

German States -- Teutonic Order. 2 Talers, 1673. Dav-5860. 57.5 grams. Johann Kaspar II von Ampringen, 1664-1684. Bearded and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Madonna and child, crowned and holding scepter and globus cruciger, above crowned arms with DEO - DVCE separting. Very bold strike for issue, with with some minor doubling -- seen mostly along one axis. Fine original, old gray toning. Handsome portrait. Very rare. NGC graded AU-58.

The Madonna and child motif is found on many different coins. Hungary and Bavaria probably used this design the most. It is indicative of how important the Virgin Mary was in late medieval and Renaissance Catholicism.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.

Realized $10,925

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