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Commemorating the Capture of Lille

Triton XVI, Lot: 1341. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AUSTRIA, Holy Roman Empire. temp. Josef I. Emperor, 1705-1711. AR Medal (49mm, 37.66 g, 12h). Commemorating the capture of Lille. Unsigned, by C. G. Laufer. Dated 1708. SISTE SOL IN GIBEON ET LVNA · IN VALLE ALALON, the bombardment of Lille; sun and moon above; in exergue, CASTELLVM RYSEL OBSES:/ SVM XXVII OCT · RECEPTVM/ VERO IX DEC · / CONFVNDAMVS LINGVAM FIRVM VT NON AVDIAT VNVSQVE VOCEM, the construction of the tower of Babel; in exergue, RYSSEL VEL INSVLÆ/ PER PRINCIPEM EVGENIVM OB:/ SESSA 22 · AVG · ET 23 ·/ OCT · RECEPTA/ 1708 ·. Julius 702; Van Loon IV, p. 546. Good VF, toned.

From the R.A.M. Collection.