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422, Lot: 725. Estimate $150.
Sold for $95. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. Richard Sainthill. 1787-1870. Æ Medal (58.5mm, 102.20 g, 12h). By L.C. Wyon. Dated 1855. RICHARD · SAINTHILL · OF · TOPSHAM · DEVONSHIRE · NUMISMATIST · BORN · JAN. 28 · 1787, head right; L C WYON F below truncation of neck; date in exergue / IRRADIATING THE PRESENT (rosette) RESTORING THE PAST, personification of Present advancing right, clasping hands with personification of Numismatics standing left and drawing back curtain to reveal the personification of the Classical Past, who sits on a block inscribed with the incuse reverse of an Aeginetan drachm (cf. BMC 193 for rev.); NUMISMATA and L. C. W. in exergue. Frazer 1887/324; BHM 2571; Eimer 1501. EF, brown surfaces, light deposits and some light marks.