Two Saints and Salt Box

1695. Salzburg. Johann Ernst von Thun und Hohenstein (1687-1709) 1/2 Taler. Probst 1878. KM-253. Obv: Standing figures of Saint Rupert (holding salt barrel and crozier) and Saint Vergilius (holding crozier) inside wreath, seperating legend from the scene. Model of the Archibishopric of Salzburg before Saint Vergilius. Clouds around. All within wreath-like border. Rev: Legate´s hat above cross topped oval family arms of Johann Ernst von Thun inside foliage. Date (16-95) split in fields below. A marvelous specimen with a needle sharp strike. The luster is fully brilliant and the surfaces free of imperfections or detracting marks. A true conditional rarity with a superb overall appearance. The finest example of this type one might expect to find. NGC MS-66.

 

From the Osage Collection.

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