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Ref: 5185

Charles II, Restoration 1660, large silver ‘Britanniae’ medal by John Roettier

 

 

Obv: draped and armoured bust right with short hair

 

Rev:Hercules, Minerva, Prudence, Peace and Mercury stand around an altar on which is a shield with an image of Britannia, Plenty reclining in foreground holding cornucopiae, BRITANNIAE in exergue

 

 

Condition: Extremely fine, edge bruise at 12 o’clock; Diameter: 63mm

 

Reference: MI I 460/54; E 214; vL II/464

 

Notes: The medal is an optimistic statement for the future of Britain now that the throne had been restored to Charles II.

 

Price £1450

Charles II, Restoration 1660, large silver ‘Britanniae’ medal by John Roettier
Charles II, Restoration 1660, large silver ‘Britanniae’ medal by John Roettier

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