Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (6 December 2012)

Date of Auction: 6th December 2012


Estimate: £900 - £1,200

Austria, Charles V, 1537, a cast silver medal by H. Reinhart the Elder, half-length bust of Charles V right, in regalia, wearing soft cap and holding sceptre and orb, rev. shield supported by crowned double-headed Imperial eagle, flanked by pillars of Hercules, 64mm, 71.72g (Habich II, 1/1926; Pollard 740; Kress 606; Bernhart 93; Horsky 870; Lanna 598; Löbbecke 564). A good and probably contemporary cast, tooling to design and fields [removing the plvs vltra legend from the reverse], top edge marked from removal of suspension loop, otherwise very fine and toned