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3800625
380, Lot: 625. Estimate $150.
Sold for $190. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

FRANCE, Royal. Pierre André de Suffren de Saint Tropez, Vice-admiral. 1729-1788. Æ Medal (48mm, 55.77 g, 12h). The Capture of Trincomalee. Later cast by Maurel after Dupré, for the Estates of Provence. Dated 1784 (in Roman numerals). P AND DE SUFFREN ST TRIOEZ CHEV DES ORD · DU ROI GR CROIX DE LORD DE ST JEAN DE JERUS VICE ADMIRAL FE FRANCE, bust left, hair tied in ribbon; MAUREL F stamped below / LE CAP PROTÉGÉ/ TRINQUEMALE PRIS/ GOUDELOUR DELIVRÉ/ L’INDE DÉFENDUE/ SIX COMBATS GLORIEUX/ LES ÉTATS DE PROVENCE/ ONT DÉCERNÉ/ CETTE MÉDAILLE/ MDCCLXXXIV. VF, remains of cast loup at 12 h.