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Ref: 5572

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Death 1722, bronze medal by Jean Dassier

 

 

Obv: draped and cuirassed bust three-quarters facing right

 

Rev: Fame standing over trophies holding wreath and palm

 

References: MI ii 457/68; E 495

 

Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 42mm

 

 

Notes: This medal was struck circa 1740. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough (1650-1722) was a successful career soldier, commanding victorious armies at the battles of Blenheim (1704), Ramilliesm (1706), Oudenarde (1708) and Malplaquet (1709). Blenheim Palace was built for him but only finished in 1733, 11 years after his death. He was the ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), which was also the name and title of John Churchill’s father.

 

 

Price £125

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Death 1722, bronze meda
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, Death 1722, bronze meda

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