GERMAN STATES Silesia (Schlesien) Laasen Unsigned. 1796 AE 36mm Medal EF

World Coins - GERMAN STATES Silesia (Schlesien) Laasen Unsigned. 1796 AE 36mm Medal EF
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36mm Medal 36mm. 19.83g.

Eagle soaring above view of bridge; vital bridge information in exergue.

ZUM ANDEKKEN DER ERSTEN EISERNEN BRUECKE IN SCHLESIEN / SPANUNG - 40.FUSS / HOHE - 9 ' / BREITE …

Inscription in ten lines within olive wreath.

HERRN VON LAASAN PETERWITZ SARAU BEATENWALD UND NEODORF / AUF / KOSTEN DES HERRN / REICHS GRAFEN …

Friedensburg/Seger 4570

Commemorates first cast iron bridge in Silesia.


The first cast iron bridge on the European continent was erected between 1794 and 1796 it spanned the 'Striegauer Wasser' near Lassen, Lower Silesia, Prussia.

It was built under the direction of British engineer John Baildon.

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Price SKU: EX73786
US$ 129.00
  • € 114.67
  • £ 99.15
  • AUD 180.24
  • CHF 130.53
  • CAD 172.75

Rates for: 04/18/19

Ships from: United States
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