A silver medallion commemorating the Friedrich II's victories in the Silesian Wars

A silver medallion commemorating the Friedrich II's victories in the Silesian Wars

Avers a relief portrait of Friedrich II inscribed "FRIDERICUS MAGNUS REX BORUSSORUM", revers a depiction of a seated genius and a cowering figure of Chronos supporting a book inscribed "SAECULUM FRIDERICI", "VERITATIS PARADOXA", dated MDCCLVIIII and with the signature of the stamp carver Johann Melchior Mörikofer (Bern, 1706 - 61). The medallion contains a series of 38 round engravings on paper depicting battles from the Silesian Wars of 1740 - 63 and details of the King's life. The lid and base inset with a legend and a map of Silesia. The cover engraving with a portrait of Friedrich II after a portrait by Antoine Pesne, the frontispiece inscribed "Historia in Nuce des petites Representations des grandes faits de Frederic le Grand, Roi de Prusse (...) . In good overall condition; one engraving with a minor loss, most of the glued connections between the individual motifs lacking. D 5 cm, weight without contents 24 g.
The medallion Bern, Johann Melchior Mörikofer, 1759, sold by Jakob Langenbucher, Augsburg, the engravings Augsburg, Bartholomäus Hübner after drawings by G. Eichler, circa 1763.

Lot 149 Dα

Estimate:
1.500 € - 2.000 €

Result:
1.875 €