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7 October 2016
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
Estimate: 1500 CHF
Hammer Price: 3600 CHF
Lot 86

Holy Roman Empire. Leopold I, 1657-1705. Medal (Silver, 45.6mm, 35.50 g 1), on the Imperial victory over the Turks at Zenta in 1697, by P. H. Müller in Augsburg, 1697. +LEOPOLD.ET.IOSEPH.AA.PP.FF.+HIS EGO NEC METAS RERUM NEC TEMPORA PONO (=Leopold and Joseph, sublimely blissful Fathers - I place no restraints on their power or any limit of time) Beneath radiant eye of God, the laureate, draped and cuirassed opposed busts of Leopold I, on the left, and Joseph I, on the right. On the edge, IURAVI DAVID SERVO MEO: USQUE IN ÆTERNUM PRÆPARABO SEMEN TUUM.PS.88 (=I promised my servant David: thy seed I will establish forever). Rev. PERPETUOS MERUIT DOMUS ISTA TRIUMPHOS+ (=This house has earned lasting triumphs) Victory standing right, inscribing VICTO/AD/SENTAS (=Victory at Zenta) on shield mounted on a trophy; to left. shield inscribed VICT/AD/NISSA (=Victory at Nish [1689]); to the right, shield inscribed VOCT/AD/SALAN/KEME (=Victory at Slankamen [1691]) and panel inscribed VIC/AD/SICLOS (=Victory at Siklos [1687 = the second battle of Mohács]); on base of trophy, artist’s initials, P.H.M.; in exergue, AETERNIT.AVG. /+1697+. EiN 70. Forster 694. Julius 390. Nicely toned and attractive. Some minor edge marks, otherwise, extremely fine.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 197, 9 March 2011, 7043.

Zenta, 11 September 1697, was one of the greatest Ottoman defeats: it was the decisive battle that forced the Ottomans into the Treaty of Karlowitz of 1699, which effectively ended Ottoman rule in much of Central Europe. Do note that the reference on the medal to Psalm 88 is wrong, the quote is from Psalm 89.

Online bidding closes: 7 Oct 2016, 11:00:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 11 Aug 2022, 17:43:10 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:3600 CHF

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