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Lot 703

Estimate: 1200 USD
Price realized: 1000 USD
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Poland, Assassination attempt of the king, 1771, Medal, AU; Poland, Assassination attempt of the king, 1771 Medal, AU, Stanislas August Poniatowski, 1764-1795. The attempted assassination of the king. Silver, 21.9g, 43.3mm. Stamped by JL Oexlein. Two furies with swords and torches attack the king in Roman armor, who is being held by a divine hand out of clouds. Clouds with lightning bolts above, a view of the city of Warsaw in the background. rev. The king is led back to Warsaw Castle by Providence personified. Hutten-Czapski 3124. Coll. Erlanger 2314. Small dings on the edge, pretty toning.
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