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Estimate: 10'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 8'000 CHF Price realized: 9'000 CHF
THAILAND. Rama V Chulalongkorn, 1868-1910. Silver medal 1882. Struck to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Rattanakosin Kingdom and Capital city. 148.19 g.; 69,3 mm. Bust of the king left // View of the temple.
Of the highest rarity in silver.
Extremely fine with dark patina. With original issue box.

The Rattanakosin Kingdom is the fourth and present traditional centre of power in the History of Thailand (or Siam). It was founded in 1782 with the establishment of Bangkok as the capital city. The maximum zone of influence of the Rattanakosin Kingdom included the vassal states of Cambodia, Laos, Burmese Shan States, and some Malay kingdoms. The kingdom was founded by King Rama I of the Chakri Dynasty. The first half of this period was characterised by the consolidation of the kingdom's power and was punctuated by periodic conflicts with Burma, Vietnam and Laos. The second period was one of engagements with the colonial powers of Britain and France in which Siam managed to remain the only Southeast Asian nation to maintain its independence.

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