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352, Lot: 680. Estimate $100.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

STUART. James II. 1685-1688. Cast White Metal Medal (37mm, 28.54 g, 12h). Commemorating the Beheading of James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, 15/25 July 1685. Of Dutch manufacture. [By J. Smeltzing]. (star) IACOBUS INFELIX DUX MONUMETHENSIS, head of Duke of Monmouth right / HUNC SANGUINEM LIBO DEO LIBERATORI, severed head head of Duke of Monmouth left on ground; three fountains of blood spouting from open mouth; CÆSA CERVIXLON:/JULY 15/25 1685. in two lines in exergue. Van Loon III 307; MI 615/26; Eimer 280. EF, areas of toning, chased.