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The Treaty of Rastatt

CNG 111, Lot: 998. Estimate $200.
Sold for $170. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Baden (Markgrafschaft). Ludwig Georg Simpert, with Sibylle of Saxe-Lauenburg. 1707-1761. AR Medal (35mm, 14.60 g, 12h). On the Treaty of Rastatt. By Vertner. Dated 1714 (in chronogram). (rosette) LVDOVICVS MARCHIO BAADENSIS FRANCISCA SIBYLLA AVG GUBERNATRIX (rosette), half-length busts of Franziska Sibylle Auguste, veiled, and Ludwig Georg, each within ornate frame, set vis-à-vis on table; floral design between; above Dove of the Holy Spirit holding olive wreath in beak; below, conjoined oval coats-of-arms, each within ornate frame and joined by ornate chain; crown above; above all, DABO PACEM IN FINIBVS VESTRIS Levi : 26 / PAX RASTADII IN ARCE COMPOSITA EST, view of the entrance to the marchional palace of Rastatt; angel above; below, oval tablet inscribed ET IN LOCO ISTO/DABO PACEM; all in ornate frame. Schulman, Pax 467; Wielandt/Zeitz 53. Good VF, toned.

From the RAJ Collection. Ex World-Wide Coins of California (James F. Elmen) XX (14 November 1991), lot 106.

Concluded on 7 March 1714 in the Baden city of Rastatt, this treaty brought an end to the conflict between France and Austria during the larger and multi-fronted War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714). Sparked by the death of the childless Carlos II of Spain, this conflict sought to check once more the expansionist policies of Louis XIV, which had created much of the European warfare of the later seventeenth century.