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CNG 91, Lot: 1606. Estimate $750.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

temp. HANOVER. James Francis Edward Stuart (the Old Pretender), with Maria Clementina Sobieska. As King James III and Queen consort in pretence, 1701-1766 and 1719-1735, respectively. AR Medal (41mm, 37.17 g, 12h). The Birth of Charles Edward Stuart (the Young Pretender/‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’). By O. Hamerani. Dated 1720 in Roman numerals. IACOB · III · R · CLEMENTINA · R ·, jugate busts of James, draped, and armored, and Maria Clementina, mantled and wearing bandeau, right / PROVIDENTIA OBSTETRIX (Providence, the helper in childbirth), Providence standing slightly left, head right, leaning against column to right, holding child (Prince Charles), and pointing toward a globe to left inscribed ING (England), SC (Scotland), and IRE (Ireland); in three lines in exergue, CAROLO · PRINC : VALLIÆ/NAT : DIE · VLTIMA/A : MDCCXX ( for Charles, the Prince of Wales, born on the final day of the year 1720). MI 452/60; Eimer 488; Woolf 38:1. Near EF, toned with underlying luster.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 88 (14 September 2011), lot 2121; Baldwin’s 68 (28 September 2010), lot 3012.