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Ref: 5883

James (III) Stuart, The Treaty of Ryswick 1697 & the Legitimacy of the Jacobite Succession to the British Throne, bronze medal by N Roettier, 45mm, scarce


Obv: cuirassed bust left of James Stuart, title as Prince of Wales around

 

Rev: a galleon on a stormy sea, 1697 IACTATVR NON MERGITVR VNDIS around (‘It is tossed, not sunk in the waves’)


Condition: Extremely fine or nearly so, attractive chocolate colour; Diameter: 45mm

 

References: MI ii 192/500; E 373; Woolf 14:1

 

Notes: The Peace of Ryswick ended a 9-Year war between France and a Grand Alliance of various countries, including England. The deposed James II tried in vain to have his claim to the English throne acknowledged. The portrayal of his son James (later known as The Old Pretender) on this medal is to emphasise that it was a dynastic claim, not just that of James II.

 

Price £650

James (III) Stuart, The Treaty of Ryswick 1697 & the Legitimacy of the Jacobite Succession to the British Throne, bronze medal
James (III) Stuart, The Treaty of Ryswick 1697 & the Legitimacy of the Jacobite Succession to the British Throne, bronze medal

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