Historical Medals and Tokens (3 October 2018)

Date of Auction: 3rd October 2018

Sold for £750

Estimate: £400 - £600

Defence of the Realm, c. 1570, a cast silver medalet, unsigned [by E. Mestrelle], crowned bust of Elizabeth I right [bust G], rose behind, chained portcullis in front, qvid nos sine te, rev. turreted castle, er at sides, globe below, qvid hoc sine armis, 23mm, 2.95g (MI I, 120/57; Borden/Brown 53, O1/R1; E 48Ab). Very fine and toned, rare £400-600


Provenance: A Collection of British and Foreign Medals, the Property of a Gentleman, Glendining Auction, 22 November 1989, lot 1 (part); W. Wilkinson Collection