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August 2022 Auction  10 Aug 2022
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Lot 466

Starting price: 100 GBP
Price realized: 100 GBP
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♦2 x Switzerland, Commemorative Medals comprising: (1) Zwingli/Reformation Bicentennial 1719, obv. MAGISTER HULDRICUS ZVINGLI around bust of Ulrich Zwingli left in clerical peaked cap & gown, designer's initials HIG (Hans Jacob Gessner) below left shoulder, 48 & 1531 in exergue (Zwingli's age at the year of his death); rev. a 9-line Latin inscription which translates as 'After Two Centuries Preserving the Pure Light of the Gospels, on the Ist of January 1719 Zurich Offered Public Prayers of Gratitude to Christ;' the medal commemorates the 200th anniversary of Zwingli's teaching in Zurich as one of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation; diameter 36mm, 21.92g, .939 silver (tested & verified), minor contact marks & faint hairlines o/wise good edge & surfaces, lustrous GEF & (2) 50th Anniversary of Geneva Joining the Swiss Confederation 1864, obv. UN POUR TOUS – TOUS POUR UN - 12 SEPTEMBRE 1814 around two standing female figures symbolising Geneva & Switzerland,, both facing & each carrying a sword, rev. 50me ANNIVERSAIRE DE LA RÉUNION DE GENÈVE A LA SUISSE around circle of oak leaves enclosing CÉLÉBRÉ A GENÈVE LE 12 SEPTRE 1864; diameter 46mm, wt. 56.72g, silver-plated brass, silvering worn in part of obv field to right of figures & also lower half of rev. worn o/wise good edge & surfaces EF.
(Estimate: 100 - 150 GBP)
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