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Auction: 339 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale at NY INC, Grand Hyatt
Lot: 44

Austria. Maria Theresa. Gold Medal of 12 Ducat weight on the Birth of the Archduke Joseph, 1741. Oval, 42 x 48mm. 41.66 gm. By D. Becker. Bust of the baby Joseph right, signed ".D.BECKER.F." on truncation, within wreath, ribbon furl at bottom; IOSEPHUS.ARCH.AUST.REGI.HUNG & BOH.LOTH & MAG.HETR.PRINCEPS, rev. Joseph cast as the infant Hercules, lying on his regal crib, fending off two coiled serpents, signed D.B.F. lower right; NATUS MDCCXLI DIE.XIII.MARTY in cartouche in ex. KK Hmz Vienna 785, Areth 192, Julius 1686, Montenuovo 1686. Extremely rare. Very minor friction marks. Lustrous. Uncirculated.

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