North Yorkshire Moors Collection, Part IV: Coins and Medals

To be Sold on: 21st January 2021

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

VI: Original struck Dunbar Medals by Simon, Battle of Dunbar, 1650, a small oval struck gold medal by T. Simon, bust left, battle scene in background, signed t.simon.f below, the lord of hosts word at dvnbar septem y 3 1650, rev. view of the Long Parliament, 25 x 21mm, 8.33g ([Pembroke, T., 8th Earl], Nummi Anglici et Scotici...et Montis Gomerici Comes [1746], pl. iv, 19, this piece; Lessen, BNJ 1981, p.117 and pl. vii, 2, this piece; MI I, 391/13; E 181b). Extremely fine and extremely rare; only 3 specimens believed known in gold, one of which is in the British Museum £10,000-£15,000

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VI: Original struck Dunbar Medals by Simon, Battle of Dunbar, 1650, a small oval struck gold medal by T. Simon, bust left, battle scene in background, signed t.simon.f below, the lord of hosts word at dvnbar septem y 3 1650, rev. view of the Long Parliament, 25 x 21mm, 8.33g ([Pembroke, T., 8th Earl], Nummi Anglici et Scotici...et Montis Gomerici Comes [1746], pl. iv, 19, this piece; Lessen, BNJ 1981, p.117 and pl. vii, 2, this piece; MI I, 391/13; E 181b). Extremely fine and extremely rare; only 3 specimens believed known in gold, one of which is in the British Museum £10,000-£15,000
Provenance: Earl of Pembroke Collection, Sotheby Auction, 31 July-19 August 1848, lot 259; G. Sparkes Collection, Sotheby Auction, 2-3 February 1880, lot 329; J.P. Heseltine Collection, Sotheby Auction, 29 May 1935, lot 102; Sotheby Auction, 5 December 1966, lot 29.

There are two others known of this small size in gold, and one each in silver, copper, pewter and an unknown alloy. These pieces share the reverse die as the small naval reward, MI I, 390/12. Uniface examples are eighteenth century restrikes from the original die