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    Massive 25 Ducat Issue of Franz Anton von Harrach

    Salzburg - Archbishopric. Franz Anton von Harrach gold 25 Ducat 1709 MS61 NGC, Salzburg mint, KM304, Fr-838, Probszt-1944. Excessively rare, this piece represents the largest non-medallic gold issue of Salzburg in the 18th Century. This and similar pieces of lesser weight were struck as gifts given on the occasion of the installation of Franz Anton as Archbishop. As would be expected of an emission of this value, the strike has been meticulously applied, with incredible details to be found throughout the engraving, particularly on the vestments of SS. Rupert and Virgil and the miniature of the Salzburg Cathedral. Scattered handling is noted throughout the fields, commensurate with the grade, but is nicely counterbalanced by flashes of reflective brilliance from protected areas in the design. Beautifully preserved, this is an offering destined for the finest of cabinets.

    Franz Anton von Harrach was Bishop of Vienna from 1702 until his resignation in 1706 after having been selected by Archbishop Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein as his coadjutor in 1705. He succeeded to the office of Archbishop of Salzburg upon the death of Johann Ernst on 20 April 1709 and was installed on May 27th, likely the time around which the above piece would have been gifted. His reign is considered one of the golden ages of Salzburg, where much investment was made in architecture and the arts, particularly in the burgeoning Rococo style.

    Estimate: $250,000 - Up


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    January, 2017
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