- ID: 133

    Submitter: Jean-Luc

    Added: 1997-11-19

    OLMÜTZ, archbishopric.
    Karl III, Duke of Lorraine, 1695-1711.

    AV 5 ducats 1704.
    Av.: Bust to r.
    Rv.: Arms on the Cross of Malta, supported by two eagles, above, crown.

    Ref.: cf. Friedberg 65.

    BoC: 18/1, 1993, p. 22.

    FAKE – This piece belongs to the workshop of Wentzlaff. He made this fake with a self-constructed roller machine. The dies were made by a galvanic process. Silver pieces in very good conditions served him as models. A list of known forgeries are published in the BoC 18/1,1993. Be aware, that some coins were also struck in different weights.

    This piece appeared 1992 on the market. The Wentzlaff-dies were found, when the police raided the “mint”.

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