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CNG 109, Lot: 1083. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $950. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

HANOVER. George I. 1714-1727. AR Medal (45mm, 12h). Spanish Fleet Destroyed off Cape Passaro. By J. Croker. Dated 1718. GEORGIVS · D : G : MAG : BR : FR : ET · HIB : REX · F : D :, laureate, draped, and armored bust right / SOCIORVM · PROTECTOR ·, statue of George (as Neptune) left atop rostral column amidst captured naval trophies; in three lines in exergue, CLASSE · HISP : DELETA ·/AD ORAS · SICILIÆ ·/1718. MI 439/42; Eimer 481. In NGC encapsulation, 3349829-010, graded Medal MS 63. Toned.


From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex Heritage 3024 (18 April 213), lot 24206.

From the consignor: In a prelude to the War of the Quadruple Alliance one of the Spanish fleets was caught unaware off the coast of Sicily. It was defeated under the leadership of British Admiral Byng on August 11, 1718. The entire Spanish fleet was eventually captured. Four months later the alliance would formally declare war against Spain. In 1720 Spain accepted the terms of the Alliance ending the war.