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Triton XX, Lot: 1620. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN, Stuart. Charles II. 1660-1685. AR Medal (62mm, 95.0 g, 12h). Battle of Lowestoft. By J. Roettier. Struck 1665. (star) CAROLVS · SECVNDVS · D · G · MAG · BRI · FRAN · ET · HIB · REX, laureate and draped bust right / Charles standing facing, head left, holding batton in right hand, naval battle in background; · PRO · TALIBVS/ · AVSIS ·. MI 503/139; Eimer 230. EF, toned.

From the J. Eric Engstrom Collection. Ex Heritage 3012 (2 January 2011), lot 24056.

Presented to sailors and officers below the rank of captain, this medal commemorates the successful naval endeavors against the Dutch in 1665. The intensifying quarrels between rival merchants in England and Holland culminated with a decisive English victory under the command of the Duke of York, Prince Rupert, and the Earl of Sandwich near Lowestoft.