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CNG 85, Lot: 1567. Estimate $750.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

STUART. Charles II. 1660-1685. AR Medal (62mm, 95.90 g, 12h). Naval Victory against Holland. By J. Roettier. Dated 1665. (star) CAROLVS · SECVNDVS · D · G · MAG · BRI · FRAN · ET · HIB · REX, laureate and draped bust right / Charles (as a Roman general) standing facing to far right, head left, viewing naval engagement in background to left; · PRO · TALIBVS ·/· AVSIS · (for having dared such things) in two lines in exergue. MI 503/139; Eimer 230. Near EF, a few light marks.

From a California Collection of British Historical Medals.

Presented to officers ranking captain and higher, this medal commemorates the successful naval endeavors against the Dutch in 1665. The intensifying quarrels between rival merchants in England and Holland culminated with a decisive English victory under the command of the Duke of York, Prince Rupert, and the Earl of Sandwich near Lowestoft.