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CNG 112, Lot: 856. Estimate $4000.
Sold for $3025. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ENGLISH CIVIL WAR. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex. Captain-General and Chief Commander of the Parliamentarian army, 1642-1646. Gilt Cast AR Military Badge (38x55mm, 14.56 g, 12h). By T. Rawlins. Dated 1642. Should hear both houSes of parliamant For true Religion and Subiects fredom Stand/ Pro Religione · Lege · Rege · et Parliamento engraved around edge, armored half-length bust facing slightly left, holding sword in right hand; SX engraved above; all within ornate laurel and rose frame / View of the Houses of Parliament: above, Charles I attending the House of Lords; House of Commons below; ; all within ornate laurel and rose frame. Farquhar, Portraits, p. 248; MI 295/113; Eimer 140. Toned, field lightly chased. EF. Frame with original suspension loops, uppermost with original suspension ring. A superb example. Rarely encountered in such high grade.