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3520679
352, Lot: 679. Estimate $100.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

TUDOR. Elizabeth I. 1558-1603. AR Medal (40mm, 29.34 g, 12h). Phoenix Badge. Cast and chased 18th century reproduction. + HEI MIHI QVOD TANTO VIRTVS PERFVSA DECORE NON HABET ETERNOS INVIOLATA DIES/ ELISABETHA D G ANG FR ET HIB REGINA (Alas! that virtue endued with so much beauty, should not uninjured enjoy perpetual life), bust of Elizabeth left wearing elaborate ruff and hair in bonnet / FELICES ARABES MVNDI QVIBVS VNICA PHŒNIX PHŒNICEM REPARAT DEPEREVNDO NOVAM/ O MISEROS ANGLOS MVNDI QVIBVS VNICA PHŒNIX VLTIMA FIT NOSTRO TRISTIA FATA SOLO (Happy Arabs whose only Phoenix reproduces by its death a new Phoenix. Wretched English whose only Phoenix becomes, unhappy fate, the last in our country), Phoenix standing facing amid flames, wings spread, head left; above, crowned monogram of Elizabeth. MI 124-5/70; cf. Eimer 48B. VF, toned.