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30 November 2021 14:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Estimate: 2750 CHF
Hammer Price: 5000 CHF
Lot 359

GERMANY. Uncertan mint. Circa 1720s-1760s. Medal (Silver, 50 mm, 28.21 g, 5 h), a fully engraved medal made in honour of a loving couple. Sihe diese bede Schertzen / Den Sie lieben Sich v. hertzen = (look at these two fooling around, they love each other with all their hearts) Young man and woman sitting on a canopied couch or bed, apparently inside a building, beginning to mess around with each other (i.e., a possible baroque precursor of the Me Too movement); in the field, townscape with interested locals looking out on the couple from the windows and doors of the surrounding buildings. Rev. Crown over a cursive mirror-image monogram set between two palm branches. Apparently only known from this example. Very skillfully engraved. Toned and very attractive. Extremely fine.

The form of the “mirror-image” monogram - in which the monogram is depicted twice, facing left and right - might also be termed a “janiform” monogram. Such monograms appear on the coinage of a number of mints in Germany, among other places, during the first half of the 18th century.

Online bidding closes: 30 Nov 2021, 08:00:00 CET Current Date & Time: 7 Aug 2022, 22:11:39 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer price:5000 CHF

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