A Collection of British Historical Medals, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 1st December 2020

Sold for £9,000

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 1588, a silver medal, unsigned [by G. van Bijlaer], Philip II and other Catholic heads of Church and State seated, blindfolded, with feet on spiked floor, rev. fleet of ships, two in foreground sinking, 52mm, 47.03g (MI I, 144/111; E 56a). About extremely fine and toned, very rare £4,000-£5,000

Footnote

Provenance: Bt Baldwin March 1937