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On the Death of Charles XII,
November 19 (30), 1718

Author

Vestner Georg Wilhelm

Materials

tin

Size

43,5 мм

Provenance

Stakhovich Alexander Alexandrovich, 1983

Inventory №

252005

Obverse

CAROLVS. XII. D. - G. REX. SVECIAE.; laureate head of Charles XII r.; signed V.

Reverse

QUIS TOT SVSTINUIT, QVIS TANTA NEGOTIA SOLVS.*; sword, scepter and crown lying on catafalque with inscription CAROL: XII. basing upon two lions, nearby personification of Sweden; AD FRIDRICHSHALEM/ MDCCXIIX. D. XI. DEC:; signed V.

Comments

* Horace.Epist.II, 1:
Cum tot sustineas et tanta negotia solus,
res Italas armis tuteris, moribus ornes,
legibus emendes, in publica commoda peccem
si longo sermone morer tua tempora, Caesar.

Literature

Hildebrand 1874, d. I (s. 596-597); Пискунова 1950 (№ 225); Russian Victories 2009, 176

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