8 July 1999
Austria, Maximilian II, Kremnitz Rittermedaille, silver, 1562, after Christoph Fueszl, MAXIMILIANVS DG ROM HVNG BOEM DALMA CROA REX, the Emperor in armour on horseback to left, the horse's armour elaborately decorated, 1562 below, rev. INFANS HISPANIEN ARCHIDVX AVSTRIE DVX BVRGVNDIE, Imperial eagle with shield on breast, 52mm., 18.52g. (cf.Hergott II, tf.2,18), trace of mount at 12 o'clock, some surface corrosion on obverse, otherwise very fine, rare
Rothschild inv. no. LR74.
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A similar silver medal for Ferdinand I, by Christoph Fueszl, dated 1541, uses the same mounted figure, and the same reverse. For a 1-Schautaler of 1541 of this type weighing 39.06g., see Spink Auction 130, 2 March 1999, lot 72.
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