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Ref: 5163

Anne, the Battle of Malplaquet, bronze medal by John Croker

 

 

Obv: bust of Queen Anne left

 

Rev: The battle scene in a wood, Victory above with two laurel wreaths

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine or better; Diameter: 47mm

 

Reference: MI ii 359/197; E 438

 

Notes: The Battle of Malplaquet was the bloodiest battle of the 18th century. Allied troops were led by the Duke of Marlborough (John Churchill) and although technically an allied victory, allied losses were so great that it was considered a pyrrhic victory, whilst the French army retreated largely intact.

 

Provenance: ex A H Baldwin & Sons’ ‘vault’

 

 

Price: £375

Battle of Malplaquet medal 1709
Battle of Malplaquet medal 1709

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