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Arrival of James in France

Triton XX, Lot: 1622. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN, Hanover. James II. As King in pretense, 1688-1701. AR Medal (59mm, 84.23 g, 12h). Arrival of James in France. By J. Smeltzing. Dated 1689. * IACOBUS II D · G · BRITANNIARUM IMPERATOR *, laureate and draped bust left; rose below / MAGNIS INTERDUM PARVA NOCENT/REGNO ABDICATO IN GALLIAM APPULIT (small things sometimes injure greatly... ...having abdicated the kingdom, he landed in France), vixen left, with torch in mouth, setting fire to tree in which eagle has nested; 4 IAN 1689 in exergue. MI 652/7; Eimer 303. EF, toned, small spot of chasing. Very rare.

From the Dr. Patrick H. C. Tan Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 99 (13 May 2015), lot 1286.