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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 87. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Great Britain. Medal (Silver, 50mm, 57 g 12), on the imprisonment of Archbishop Sancroft and the seven bishops. By G. Bower, 1688. GUIL.SANCROFT.ARCHIEPISC.CANTVAR.M.D.C.L.XXXVIII Bust of Archbishop Sancroft to right, wearing cap and canonical robes. Rev. Seven roundels containing the portraits and names of the seven imprisoned bishops:William Lloyd (St. Asaph), Francis Turner (Ely), John Lake (Chichester), Henry Compton (London), Thomas Ken (Bath and Wells), Thomas White (Peterborough) and Sir John Trelawney (Bristol). Plain edge. Eimer 288 var. MI I, p. 623, 39. Van Loon III, p. 339. Rare. A superb, lustrous piece with fine toning. A struck example of splendid quality. Good extremely fine.

Ex UBS 73, 5 September 2007, 2014.

This medal was issued in two types: one with an edge inscription and one without (as this). It is usually found as a cast medal, with beautifully struck examples being rather scarce, if not rare. In fact, most known examples of the present type were used as keepsakes and worn as a piece of personal adornment; they are, thus, usually found mounted and much used.