Menu


France: brass "Rechenpfennig" by Johann Georg Holtzhey (1729-1808), ND (circa. 1749-1774); size (oval): 19.5mm; weight: 0.8g; coin alignment. Obv.: 3-masted ship; Ger. leg. "Durch
Item code: 0130509

Email

Price
Sales price $50.00
Description
France: brass "Rechenpfennig" by Johann Georg Holtzhey (1729-1808), ND (circa. 1749-1774); size (oval): 19.5mm; weight: 0.8g; coin alignment. Obv.: 3-masted ship; Ger. leg. "Durch Gluck und Kunst" ['By Luck and Art'] & letters "EE" + "PF" on either side; medallist's initials "I G H" in exergue. Rev.: right-facing Louis XV; leg. around "LVD XV•D• | •G•FR•ET•N•REX". Piece's date is est. between time Holtzhey took over his father's Amsterdam workshop and year Louis XV died. Holtzhey Forrer-listed v.2 p.536-537 though w. erronious birth/ death dates (1695-1760) which preceed his father Martin's birthdate (1697).