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    Salzburg. Paris von Lodron gold 4 Ducat 1628 AU53 NGC, KM124, Fr-737, Probszt-1047. 14gm. ECCLES: METROP • SALISB: DEDICATVR • 25 • SEPT: APARIDE (D seems to be fashioned from two I stamps) • ARCHIE, facade of Cathedral of Saints Rupert and Vergilius carried by the two saints enthroned in the heavens, date across fields, arms of the archbishop of Salzburg below / (Angel's head?) S S RVPERTVS: ET • VIRGILIVS • PATRONI • TRANSFERVNTVR • 24 • SEPT:, reliquary of the saints carried by 8 bishops, two angels with censer below, all within inner wreath. A truly magisterial work of art produced on the occasion of the dedication of the Salzburg Cathedral by Archbishop Paris of Lodron on 25 September 1628. For his part, Probszt calls Paris "the best and most able of the archbishops [to be] raised to the chair of St. Rupert", a statement certainly verified by the absolute heft of this quadruple ducat issue. On a more technical level, while light, scattered handling marks are noted across the coin's broad surfaces, they are of relatively little remark to the observer, particularly when considering its almost three-century old age. The legends on the reverse also display distinctive doubling towards the upper half of the flan, but this largely disappears as one moves towards the bottom, and is completely absent from the obverse. Previously hammering for $13,000 in our 2013 Long Beach Signature Sale #3026 (Lot 23705), we expect even greater results as it sits among the premier offerings in this year's ANA sale.
    Ex. Heritage Long Beach Signature Sale 3026, 25 September 2013, Lot 23705.

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    August, 2018
    17th Friday
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