E-Auction 20 Lot 175

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E-Auction 20 Lot 175

SWEDEN. The Battle of Breitenfeld. Gilded medal (silver? Possibly pewter). 30.3 gm. 64 mm. S D, Sebastian Dadler "One of the foremost Medallists of the seventeenth century." Commissioned by Saxon electorial prince Johann Georg I (1585-1606). 1631. A detailed scene of conflict, ships at sea, cavalry, artillery with an angel with a flaming sword hovering above; AUXILIANTE DEO PRESSIS VICTORIA VENIT AN: MDCXXXI VI SEPT / Allegorical figures, Justice (sword), Courage (pillar), Faith (branch); above, reaching out from a cloud a hand of benediction; JAHWEH in Hebrew script at top; a city view of Leipzig is in the background; IVSTITIA ET PIETAS CONSTANS ANIMUSQUE TRIUMPHANT around. Extremely Fine.

A turning point in the Thirty Years War, the Swedish victory under Gustav II was the first major Protestant victory in the war.

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