Medals from the Collection of the Revd. John Watson

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Date of Auction: 25th November 2013

Sold for £120

Estimate: £150 - £200

Henry Somerset Created 1st Duke of Beaufort, 1682, a thin lead squeeze of the obv. of the medal by J. Roettiers, armoured bust right, no legend, 59mm (MI I, 589/267). A split occurs downwards following the hair, otherwise about very fine £150-200

Footnote

Provenance: L. Pingo Collection; S. Bousfield Collection, Sotheby Auction, 28 July 1930, lot 211 (part).

MI records a single specimen in what is now the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, from which the British Museum has an electrotype copy