Estimate: 5000 GBP
Price realized: 8500 GBP
Commemorative Medals, Russia, Anna Ivanovna (1693-1730-1740), the Peace with the Turkey and the Ottoman Empire, silver medal, 1739, by Johann Carl Hedlinger (1691-1771), her ornate armoured bust r., wearing an Imperial ermine cloak, a small crown and pearls in her hair, rev. eagle, a laurel wreath in its beak, alights on a mound of captured trophies, signed H on exergual line, 59.5mm., 114.5gms. (Diakov 81.1; Felder 159), extremely fine, lightly toned and exceedingly rare
*Bt. 5 November, 1973, W. Whelan.
There was no example of the medal in the Thomas Dimsdale collection (Morton & Eden, 26 November 2008), however an example in gold had sold earlier in 2008 at Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung (19 March) for €220,000. More recently an example in copper was sold by Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. (9 February 2016) for €1,500. The cataloguers can find no other example of the medal in silver being offered for sale in recent years.
Further medals by Johann Carl Hedlinger will be found listed under Sweden and Great Britain.
The Alan Irvine Collection of Historical and Artistic Medals (5000-8000 GBP)