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Sale: Triton VIII, Lot: 1559. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 10 January 2005. 
Sold For $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Erfurt. Gustavus Adolphus, as King of Sweden. 1611-1632. AR Taler (28.70 gm, 11h). Dated 1632. A DOMINO MISSUS VIVAT GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS, DEXTERA TUA/DOMINE, PERCUSSIT/INIMICUMx in three lines in exergue, Hebrew "YHWH" within fiery cartouche / DIES PURIM EUANGELICOR Ao MDCXXXII•VII SEPT•ERFURTI CELEBRATI, DEO TER OPT•/MAX•GLORIA ET/LAVS QVI GUSTAUO/ADOLPHO SVECORUM/GOTHORUM, WAND:QUE/REGI, CONTRA CÆSAREANUM AC:LIGISTICU ET/ERCITUM, VICTORIAM/TRIBUIT AD LIPSIAM/DIE VII:SEPT•ANNO/MD:C•XXXI• in 11 lines across field. Davenport 4546c; KM 59. Good VF, toned. ($500)

This issue commemorates the second anniversary of the Battle of Breitenfield, near Leipzig, in 1631 during the Thirty Years War.