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143309
143, Lot: 309. Estimate $100.
Sold for $110. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GERMANY, Silesia. AR “Gorlitz Shekel”. 18th century. AR 35mm (15.94 g). Engraver I.B. Smoking chalice / Olive branch. Cf. Göbl , 3005. Good VF, toned, silver plug in center to bring up the high relief chalice.

An early example of these religious medals, struck in imitation of the Bar Kochba shekel, which at the time was believed to be the “thirty pieces of silver”.