temp. STUART. James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde.
1610-1688. AR Medal (49mm, 48.73 g, 12h). The Duke of Ormonde. By C. Bowers. Dated 1682 (though a later copy, struck circa 1750-1800
). · IACOBVS · DVX · ORMONIÆ ·, draped and armored bust right; C·BOWERS·F· below / · PRÆSIDIVM ET DVLCE DECVS · 1682 (our defense and sweet glory
, –adapted from Horace), sword and laurel branch crossed in saltire; all within coronet. MI 585/262; Eimer 263b. EF, attractively toned. Very rare.
From the Innisfree Collection. Ex Dix, Noonan, Webb (1 July 2008), lot 2277.