1075000 | AUSTRIA. (Undated) c.1777-1846 AV Medallic 10 Ducats. NGC MS61. By Anton Wideman, Vienna. 42mm. 34.85gm. SALVATOR MUNDI. Half-length portrait of Christ with halo, right; signed A.W. below / SUB UMBRA (As before) – ALARU TUARU (Under the shadow of Thy wings.) [ MUNUS/ :R · P:/ VIENNENS ] (Vienna city view). City view of Vienna with St. Stephen's Cathedral, crowned double eagle with sword, scepter and orb in the claws, below three lines of writing in decorated cartouche between two shields. Unlisted in Horsky; Cf. A. Wideman, Unger pl. III, 21 (AR); for engraver cf. Forrer VIII, p. 274.
Extremely rare in gold. Although exact dating is impossible, we believe this piece is an early example due to the die state.
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The chief engraver of the Austrian Mint (1769-1778), Anton Wideman created the original dies for these medals in 1777 and they were used until 1846 when Karl Konrad Lange made new ones. The dies by Lange were used until 1919. Based on the condition of the dies used to strike this example, it was likely struck prior to 1840.