Coins, Tokens and Historical Medals (1 & 2 December 2020)

Date of Auction: 1st & 2nd December 2020

Sold for £4,200

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,600

Protestants Supported in the United Provinces, 1587, a silver medal, unsigned [by G. van Bijlaer], Elizabeth I enthroned, Leicester standing left, below and to right five naked boys, each holding a shield of one of the Provinces, rev. Pope and other Catholic figures falling from Heaven, 52mm, 45.62g (MI I, 139/99; E 53). About extremely fine and toned, very rare £2,000-£2,600


Provenance: Coins & Medals presented to H.R.H. the Duke of Gloucester’s Red Cross and St. John Fund, Glendining Auction, 19 May 1943, lot 22