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Legitimacy of the Jacobite Succession
Ex J. Pierpont Morgan Collection

Triton XXI, Lot: 1542. Estimate $15000.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

temp. HANOVER. Charles Edward Stuart ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’. 1720-1788. AV Medal (52mm, 74.55 g, 12h). Legitimacy of the Jacobite Succession. By T. Pingo. A later strike from dies made circa 1750. PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART, bare head right / Charles in highland dress standing left, extending hand to Scotia standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield; cornucopia on ground between; to left, Unicorn seated right on plinth; castle and ships in background; SEMPER ARMIS NUNC/ ET INDUSTRIA (Always with arms and now with diligence). Woolf 64.1 (unlisted in gold); Eimer, Pingo 6; MI 656/360 (unlisted in gold); Eimer 626. Choice EF, light die rust on reverse as usual. Considerable luster. Extremely rare in Gold.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 102 (18 May 2016), lot 1571; Property of a Gentleman (Sotheby’s New York, 8 December 1992), lot 193, purchased from I. Snyderman (Art Trading Company), 16 January 1959; J. Pierpont Morgan Collection; reportedly also ex Thomas Fortune Ryan Collection.