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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 2711. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $410. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, François II, 1559-1560. Peace of Edinburgh medal. 1560. Struck Æ 53 mm (59.74 gm). Laureate and cuirassed bust of François II left / Large crowned F between two cornucopiae from which emerge the busts of François and Mary. BMC 224. Fine brown tone, EF. ($300)

Ex Spink sale 141, 2000, 428.

This reverse composition is based on the celebrated sestertius of Drusus, son of Tiberius sestertius with the confronted heads of Drusus' children on crossed cornuacopiae, with caduceus between, cf. RIC I 42 (Tiberius).