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Live auction - fwo_722185 - AUSTRIA - JOSEPH II 2 Ducat d'or 1786 Vienne

AUSTRIA - JOSEPH II 2 Ducat d or 1786 Vienne XF/AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 760 €
Maximum bid : 780 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 19:16:56
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : 2 Ducat d'or
Date: 1786
Mint name / Town : Vienne
Metal : gold
Millesimal fineness : 986 ‰
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,98 g.
Edge : décorée
Coments on the condition:
Cet exemplaire est frappé sur un flan large ayant été nettoyé. De petites rayures au droit
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : GERM. HV. BO. REX- IOSEPH. II. D. G. R. I. S. A..
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Joseph II à droite ; A au-dessous.
Obverse translation : (Joseph II par la grâce de Dieu empereur romain toujours Auguste, roi de Germanie, Hongrie et de Bohême).


Reverse legend : LOTH. M. D. HET. 1786. - ARCH. AVST. D. BVRG. (2).
Reverse description : Aigle bicéphale nimbée couronnée timbré d'un écu parti de Habsbourg-Lorraine.
Reverse translation : (Archiduc d'Autriche duc de Bourgogne, duc de Milan).

Historical background



Joseph II (13/03/1741-20/021790) is the eldest son of Maria Theresa of Austria and Francis III of Lorraine. He received the imperial crown on the death of his father in 1765 and succeeded to the rest of the possessions at the death of his mother in 1780. Married twice, he had no children and his brother Leopold II, who succeeded him in 1790 at the beginning of the French Revolution. He is the brother of Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI.

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