GREAT BRITAIN, temp. Hanover. William Blakeney, deputy-governor of Minorca, & John Byng, admiral.
|Triton XX, Lot: 1625. Estimate $750.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1704-1757 and 1672-1761. Æ Medal (34mm, 15.34 g, 6h). The Loss of Minorca. Struck circa 1756. BRAVE · BLAKNEY · REWARD, half-length figure of Blakney facing slightly left, wearing military uniform and holding flag in right hand; to left, battery of three cannon firing; to right, ship right; in exergue, BUT · TO · B · GIVE/ A · CORD · / WAS · MINORCA · SOLD, half-length figure of Byng facing left, receiving purse from arm to left; BY · B · in field; to right, ship under sail left; in exergue, FOR · FRENCH/ GOLD. MI 679/394; Eimer 653. EF, underlying luster.
From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection. Ex Johnson & Jensen (22 November 1982), lot 886.