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Ref: 4762

John Montagu (1690-1749), second Duke of Montagu, memorial medal 1751, by JA Dassier

 

 

Obv: cuirassed bust left, star of the Garter on breast

 

Rev: The Good Samaritan tends the wounds of a weary traveller, TV FAC SIMILITER (Do Thou Likewise)

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 55mm

 

References: MI ii 663/369; E 635; Eisler 298/23; Brett 3744

 

 

Notes: Medallic Illustrations says he was “remarkable for his eccentricities and his benevolence, and for the singularity of the modes in which his acts of charity were performed.” This medal was struck for private distribution among some of his surviving friends.

 

 

Price £195

Duke of Montagu medal 1751
Duke of Montagu medal 1751

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