Numismatics
Engraver: Carl Wilhelm Becker, German, 1772–1830

Forgery of Alexander III

ca. 1820

Silver

15.9 g, 6:00, 24.1 mm
Transfer from the Yale University Library, Numismatic Collection, 2001, Bequest of Dr. Jonathan Edwards, Jr., B.A. 1863
2001.87.30506
Culture: 
German
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Geography: 
Made in Germany
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Dr. Jonathan Edwards, Jr., to 1887; Yale University Library, New Haven, Conn., 1887–2001; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sir George F. Hill, Becker the Counterfeiter (Chicago: Obol International, 1977), 66, no. 47, pl. 3.

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