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: Very 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.