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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 642

The Wilhelm Hüffer (1821-1895) Collection | German States, Hildesheim, Sede Vacante, AR Memorial Medal, 1724, by Peter Paul Werner, S . CAROLVS . M . PRIMVS FVND . CAP . CATME . HILDESIENSIS . standing figure of Charlemagne holding orb and sceptre, SEDE VACANTE on banner below, within border of 17 crowned shields, rev. LVDOWICVS PIVS SECVNDS FVNDATOR ., standing figure of Louis the Pius holding cathedral and sceptre, MDCCXXIV. on banner below, within border of 16 crowned shields, plain edge, 54.4mm, 41.74g, 1h (Mehl 673; Zepernick 143), bagmarked, yet lustrous and toned to the edges of devices, a handsome strike, about extremely fine


The Wilhelm Hüffer (1821-1895) Collection of European Coins and Medals

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This 1724 medal marks the death of Joseph Clemens of Bavaria (1702-1723). The third son of Duke Ferdinand of Bavaria and Henrietta Adelaide of Savoy, Clemens was destined for a life in the church from a young age. He became the coadjutor of Regensburg, Freising and Berchtesgaden in 1683, 1684 and 1685 respectively, and would eventually be bishop. Pope Innocent XI confirmed him as Archbishop of Cologne before he had turned eighteen, which is regarded one of the causes of the Nine Years War. In 1702 he was elected as Bishop of Hildesheim.

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