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COMMONWEALTH. Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector, 1653-1658. AR Medal (49mm, 42.89 g, 12h). The Death of Oliver Cromwell. Of Dutch manufacture. Dated 3 September 1658. OLIVAR · D · G · RP · ANG · SCO · HIBERNIÆ · PROTECTOR, laureate and armored bust left / NON · DEFITIENT · OLIVA · SEP · 3 · 1658 ·, shepherd standing below olive tree, tending to his flock. Lessen, Funeral, –; MI 435/85; Eimer 200; van Loon (new edition) 1658.6. Iridescent toning, hint of double striking in legends, light hairlines and handling marks. EF. Very rare.


Ex North Yorkshire Moors [M. Lessen] (Part IV, Dix Noonan Webb 186, 21 January 2021) lot 1255; R.C. and O.M.W. Warner; R.E. Ockenden (from O.M.W.W. 1964); purchased from R.E.O.