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Thirty-ducat piece

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Thirty-ducat piece. Obverse: Michael Apafi, Prince of Transylvania in armor, half length, looking to proper left; inscribed in two bands at edge, inner band in belt. Reverse: Emblem; signed (?) and inscribed in two bands at edge, inner band in belt.

Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at outer band "G:P:TR:MIC:APAFI DEI" and inner band "QVIN PVTO PRO CHRISTO HAEC OMNIA DA[ ]A MES SPIEHBOD OPES AVRVM MVNDI MIHINVILA VOLVPDA[ ]". Reverse: Inscribed at outer band "PART:REG:HVNGARIAE:DNS:E:SI:CO:1677" and at inner band "SPES CON[ ]SA DEO NVNQVAM CONFVSARE CEDIT FIDENTEM NESCIT DESERVISSE EDEVS".

Signed

Reverse: Signed (?) in crown "C [ ]" and at bottom in circle "A:F:/ [three fish?]".

Provenance

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoe Wilbour (1864-1885), (Miss Charlotte Beebe Wilbour)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Transylvania, 1677

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.1165

Medium or Technique

Metal; gold

Not on View
Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins