temp. HANOVER. Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Oxford.
1676-1745. AR Medal (49mm, 33.29 g, 12h). By L. Natter, after J.M. Rysbrack. Struck 1741. ROBERTUS · WALPOLE · ORD : PERISCELIDIS · EQVES ·, draped bust right / REGIT · DICTIS · ANIMOS (He governs minds by eloquence
), statue of Marcus Tullius Cicero. MI 562/193; Eimer 562. EF, toned, edges lightly filed. Rare.
Ex RBW Collection.
The reverse depiction of Cicero is taken from a statue owned by the Lord Leicester and a part of the Holkham Hall collections.