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KÃœNKER SALE NO 242 OF HISTORICAL MEDALS

The E-Sylum (11/3/2013)


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Here are a few items that caught my eye in the Auction Sale No 242 of Historical Medals from Fritz Rudolf Künker. The lot descriptions have been translated from the German by Google Translate, so beware. -Editor

1719 Silver Medal of Princess Maria Clementina Sobieski

Silver Medal 1719, by O. Hamerani

Silver Medal 1719, by O. Hamerani, on the flight of the Princess Maria Clementina Sobieski from Innsbruck to Rome. Bust of Princess l with folded ermine / / The Princess in open Biga left, in the background the city View of Rome with the Colosseum and the Traiansäule and sea with sailing ship, r. rising sun. 48.44 mm, 56.22 g bucket 484; H.-Cz. 5960th showpiece. Gorgeous patina, extremely fine-uncirculated

King George I of Great Britain resisted the planned wedding of Princess Maria Clementina Sobieski of Poland with his pretender James III Stuart. By George I to do you a favor, Emperor Charles VI. the princess lay down in Innsbruck in a monastery. After a short time she managed to escape to Italy, first to Bologna, where she married James III Stuart by procurationem. Then they continued their journey to Rome.

To read the complete lot description, see: Lot number 3178 www.kuenker.de/AuktionDetail_en.kuenker?lager=00077&los=3178)

1727 Bronze Medal on Alps Road Construction

1727 Bronze medal

Bronze Medal 1727 (later coinage in 1800), by F. de Saint-Urbain, on the construction of a road across the Alps. Geharnischtes bust r. tilted back with jacket / / The Duke rides r. over a bridge and is greeted by Mercury, the background landscape. 62.78 mm Wurzbach 5129th Class stamp error, vorzüglich

To read the complete lot description, see: Lot number 3082 (www.kuenker.de/AuktionDetail_en.kuenker?lager=00077&los=3082)

1879 Medal of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Medal of Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld

Bronze Medal, 1879, by Lea Ahlborn, the first northeastern passage through the Swedish polar explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld of, donated by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Heads of Nordenskjölds and AAL Palander, commander of the whale catcher Vega, side by side l / / l sailing ship in the Arctic Ocean. 48.10 mm. Vorzüglich

The Swedish Baron Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld was the first scientist who managed to defeat the northeastern boat which, connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean in northeastern Siberia together. Palander Luis Vega, an officer in the Royal fleet and companion Nordenskjölds, was rebuilt in 1878, the whalers Vega for the northeast passage. After the passage was succeeded after his return he was appointed captain in 1880 and elevated to the peerage.

To read the complete lot description, see: Lot number 3222 (www.kuenker.de/AuktionDetail_en.kuenker?lager=00077&los=3222)

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