Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (15 March 2011)

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Date of Auction: 15th March 2011

Sold for £240

Estimate: £200 - £250

Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588, a cast silver-gilt medal by G. van Bylaer, Pope, Kings and bishops seated in consultation, rev. Spanish fleet driven against the rocks with sailors being thrown into the water, 50mm, 23.29g (MI I, 144/111; E 56; MH 4; v.L. I, 384). Probably contemporary or nearly so, a cast of good quality, very fine £200-250


Provenance: Bt B. Brady October 1980