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On military successes of Charles XII in 1700-1703,
1700-1703

Author

Hautsch Georg (non signed)

Materials

silver

Weight

36,4 гр

Size

43,5 мм

Provenance

Stakhovich Alexander Alexandrovich, 1983

Inventory №

251997

Obverse

CAROLVS. XII. - D: G: REX SVECIAE; bust of Charles XII l. holding sword and Field-Marshal's baton; QVO NON PRAESTAN/ TIOR ARMIS*

Comments

* 1. Verg. Aen. VI, 162 - 165:
Atque illi Misenum in litore sicco,
ut venere, vident indigna morte peremptum,
Misenum Aeoliden, quo non praestantior alter
aere ciere viros, Martemque accendere cantu.
or
2. Johann Förster (1576 - 1613) «Delitiae Poetarum Germanorum» (Deliciae. De obitu Nicolai Pemenoti. 31-34):
Nec minus imperii summis praefectus habenis
Carolus amisso de Granuele dolet.
Carolus invictis quo non praestantior armis
Caesar in Ausonia cognitus urbe fuit.

Reverse

TESTES VIRTUTIS ET PRUDENTIAE; three crowns with laurel-branch and sword, around, six shields; on the shields, NARVA/ 1700.20. Sb; DÜNAM:/1701.11. xt; CRACOV./ 1702. 29 Jul; RIGA/ 1701.9. Jul./ VARSOV: 1702.23 Mai; THORUM/ 1703.14.Sb

Comments

** wrong date, the 20th of November is correct

Literature

Zavorotnaya 1988 (№ 56); Hildebrand 1874, d. I (s. 523, № 78); Пискунова 1950 (№ 50); Russian Victories 2009, 157

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