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Ref: 5171

Charles II, Naval Reward and the Battle of Lowestoft 1665, large silver medal by John Roettier

 

 

Obv: draped and laureate bust of Charles II right

 

Rev: two dominant British ships in a fierce naval battle, Charles II as a Roman general on the foreshore

 

 

References: MI i 503/139; E 230; vL II/504

 

Condition: Good very fine, reverse better, minor marks in obverse field; Diameter: 62mm

 

 

Notes: The reverse appears to be loosely based on the painting ‘The Battle of Lowestoft’ by Hendrik van Minderhout (circa 1665). The battle took place on 13th June 1665, some 40 miles off Lowestoft and was a decisive English victory over the Dutch fleet. These medals were given as ‘naval rewards’ to those English officers of captaincy rank or above who distinguished themselves in the battle, and were also intended as presentation medals for any similar purpose afterwards.

 

 

Price £1250

Charles II, Naval Reward and the Battle of Lowestoft 1665, large silver medal by John Roettier
Charles II, Naval Reward and the Battle of Lowestoft 1665, large silver medal by John Roettier

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