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602096
Sale: CNG 60, Lot: 2096. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2002. 
Sold For $375. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY. Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. August the Younger. 1643. AR Thaler (28.92 gm). Seventh Bell Thaler issue. Crowned and helmeted arms with scrollwork / Hands ringing bell; city view behind. Davenport 6375; KM 429. VF, toned. ($300)

TANDEM PATIENTIA VICTRIX, "At last, patience is the victor!" After more than a generation of ceaseless fighting, despoiling, burning and treachery, the Thirty Year War concluded, for this town, when the occupying forces left in 1643. At this historical moment, the elation that the turmoil had ceased far outstripped any sentiments about who was victorious. The bells rang to celebrate the end of the war, and all who had survived rejoiced. (The war finally ended a few years later, in 1648)