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Triton XIV, Lot: 1346. Estimate $500.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Sachsen-Albertinische Linie. Friedrich August I. Elector, 1694-1733. AR Taler (45mm, 29.02 g, 4h). On the Vicariate. Dresden mint. Dated 1711. King mounted on horseback right; coat of arms below / Two sets of crowns and scepters on draped tables; FRID : AUG :/REX ELECTOR in two lines above, ET/VICARIUS/POST MORT :/IOSEPHI/IMPERAT : in four lines within wreath below; MDC-CXI flanking wreath; I • L • H • to lower left. Kahnt 283; Schnee 1011; Davenport 2655. Good VF, toned.

From the HLT Collection.

This coin, known in German as a “Vikariat” issue, commemorates the death of the Holy Roman Emperor. Electors of the Holy Roman Empire commonly issued these types to honor the recently deceased emperor in the period before the next emperor’s election.