Madonna and Child

1633. Austria. Salzburg. Archbishop Paris von Lodron (1619-1653) Taler. Probszt 1197; Davenport 3504. Obv: Crowned Virgin, holding scepter and Holy Infant. Rev: episcopal coat of arms surmounted by cardinal's cap below / St. Rupert standing facing in episcopal regalia, holding salt cellar and crozier; coat of arms below. Wonderful color to this one. PCGS MS-63.

1692. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) Taler. DAV-3510. Obv: Crowned Virgin, holding scepter and Holy Infant. Rev: episcopal coat of arms surmounted by cardinal's cap below / St. Rupert standing facing in episcopal regalia, holding salt cellar and crozier; coat of arms below. A sharp example with splendid old-collection patina highlighted by iridescent-toned luster in recessed areas. Scarce thus. NGC MS-63.

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