Historical and Art Medals (31 May 1995)

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Date of Auction: 31st May 1995

Sold for £430

Estimate: £300 - £350

1588. ELIZABETH I, Defeat of the Spanish Armada, a silver medal, unsigned (by G. van Bijlaer), fleet of ships, some in foreground capsizing, VENI VIDE VIVE, reverse the heads of Church and State seated blindfold, feet on spiked floor, O COECAS HOMINVM, etc, 52mm (M.I. 144/111; v.L. I, 384/1; E. 56). Very light surface marks on reverse, otherwise very fine, rare (£300-350)