Commemorative, Historical and Art Medals (15 March 2011)

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Date of Auction: 15th March 2011

Sold for £2,400

Estimate: £700 - £900

EXECUTION OF THE DUKES OF MONMOUTH AND ARGYLL, 1685, a silver medal by R. Arondeaux, bust of James placed over sceptres on pedestal displaying crowned arms, rev. Justice holding sword and scales, the decapitated bodies of the two Dukes to left and right, their heads on blocks, 60mm, 89.07g (MI I, 615/27; E 281). Minor marks, otherwise extremely fine, toned £700-900

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Provenance: Glendining Auction, 28 November 1990, lot 44