Frederick V gold medal estimated to sell for $27,500

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2015-06-26 13:37:55

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Frederick V gold medal estimated to sell for $27,500

The gold medal was produced under the reign of the Danish king Frederick V

A Danish gold medal of Frederick V (1723-1766), issued in 1749 to celebrate 300 years of the House of Oldenburg, is expected to auction for around $27,404.

The lot will feature in the online sale of the Georg Baums collection at Fritz Rudolf Kuenker, which will close on March 13.

Frederick V gold medalThe gold medal was produced under the reign of Frederick V to celebrate 300 years of the House of Oldenburg

It was engraved by Peter Christopher Winslow, who created many of the designs for coinage in the state between 1747-1752.

It features a profile of King Frederick on the front, while the back displays polaris above the globe, along with various Latin inscriptions.

The medal bears a number of small scratches with an error at the edge, but is an otherwise superb example of this rare issue.

A gold medal produced in the Polish city of Danzig in 1646 to commemorate the marriage of Wladyslaw IV to Maria Ludovica Gonzaga, princess of Mantua, carries an identical estimate of $27,404.

The engraving shows the couple seated and shaking hands, while their weapons lie on the ground - indicating the joining of the two houses.

Two years later Wladyslaw died, and Gonzaga married his successor John Casimir.

A 1762 Russian gold medal, produced on the promotion of Count Alexei Bestuzhev Rjumin to field marshall, is also valued at $27,404.

Rjumin was a major influence in the court of the Empress Elizaveta, and directed Russian foreign policy for a significant span of the 18th century.

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