A Collection of Historical Medals, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 4th December 2019

Sold for £1,900

Estimate: £1,500 - £1,800

England, Birth of Prince James, 1688, a silver medal, unsigned [by J. Smeltzing], Truth standing, holding open cupboard door to reveal Jesuit supporting cushion upon which sits the infant prince, fleet on horizon in background, rev. Trojan horse left, Troy burning in background, 59mm, 81.99g (Woolf 3:3; MI I, 630/52; E 291). Minor marks in fields, otherwise about extremely fine and toned, rare £1,500-£1,800