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CNG 91, Lot: 1600. Estimate $500.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

STUART (ORANGE). William III. 1688-1702. Gilt AR Medal (45mm, 23.95 g, 12h). Battle of La Hogue. By G. Hautsch. Dated 1692. Bust of William facing slightly left, with two genii holding round shields and palm fronds at base; all set on column inscribed WILH ·/III ·/ANGL ·/REX · in four lines; all within circular temple inscribed MEMORIÆ ÆTERNÆ (to the eternal memory) and, in its intercolumniations, four statues and accompanying busts, with banners inscribed RVSS/EL, ASH/BY, DELA/VAL, and ALLE/MONDE / Victory and Fame, standing left and right respectively around large tablet recounting the defeat of the French; above, genius flying right, holding laurel branch and palm frond; below, History, under the guidance of Time, inscribing upon the tablet; naval action in background. MI 67/272 var. (edge inscribed); Eimer -; cf. van Loon IV, p. 36. Good VF, a few marks. Exquisite reverse design.

Ex Christie’s (26 February 1980), lot 338.