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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1486. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $2325. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

AUSTRIA, Breslau. Matthias, as Holy Roman Emperor. 1612-1619. AV Double Ducat (6.85 gm, 6h). Dated 1617. (ornate cross) MATTHIAS•D:G:ROM:IM:S:A:GER:HVN:BOHE:REX•D:SILES, crowned and cuirassed bust right, wearing Order of the Golden Fleece / MONETA VRATISL:, LEGITI-ME CER:/TAN-TIBVS•/16-17 in three lines across field, F/II monogram surmounted by crowned palm sprays: civic coat-of-arms in exergue. Freidensburg & Seger 3466; Saurma 111/41; Kopicki 8872; Friedberg 462 (Germany); Davenport 462 (Germany); KM 526 (Poland). VF, wavy flan, ex jewelry. Issued to commemorate the coronation of Prince Ferdinand II as King of Bohemia. ($1000)

The appointment of Ferdinand II as King of Bohemia was one of the chief causes for the Thirty Years War.