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Lot 30052

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30052
Date 1628
Country German States
Service Catalog # 607081
Denomination Ducat
Description Bamberg. Johann Georg II Fuchs von Dornheim gold Ducat 1628, KM24, Fr-162, AU58 NGC. Obv. Bust of the Bishop 3/4 facing. Rev. Heinrich and Kunigunde holding a model of the cathedral. A very nice example of this exceedingly rare ducat. The surfaces are free of detracting flaws, and only a bit of earthen residue remains in the legend. The mintage is noted as a minuscule 100 pieces. Bamberg, a city in Bavaria, was a Catholic Diocese ruled by bishops during the 17th century. In this one city, the witch trials cost the lives of approximately one thousand people. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson. Realized $21,150.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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