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2 Thaler (or 3 1/2 gulden)

Circular coin, 2 Thaler (or 3 1/2 gulden), of Johann I (1801-1873), king of Saxony, commemorating his golden wedding anniversary to Amalie of Bavaria (1801-1877). Lettered edge "X EIN F[ ]". Obverse: Two overlapping profile busts of Johann and Amalie looking to proper left; inscribed at...

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Inscription

Inscribed on edge "X EIN F[ ]". Obverse: Inscribed at edge "IOHANN KOENIG AMALIE KOENIGIN V.SACHSEN". Reverse: Inscribed in wreath "1822/10 NOVEMBER/1872" and below "R".

Provenance

By 1915, Henry Chapman; 1915, sold by Henry Chapman to the MFA for $2.00. (Accession date: April 1, 1915)

Credit Line

Museum purchase by exchange from the sale of duplicate coins

German (Saxony), 1872

Catalogue Raisonné

Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, Fourth Edition, KM#1231.2.

Accession Number

15.229

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins