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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1277. Estimate $750. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $830. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ORANGE. William III. 1694-1702. Æ Medal (69mm, 116 g, 12h). J. Crocker, engraver. State of Britain, following the Peace of Ryswick, 1697. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Britannia seated left, holding trident and leaning on shield; olive branch resting on book to left, broken yoke below. Hawkins 499; Eimer 372. EF, attractive brown surface with light iridescence.

This medal marks the signing of the Treaty of Ryswick, which ended the War of the Grand Alliance, a nine year conflict to block the expansionist Louis XIV of France, confronted by the combined forces of England, the Low Countries, the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and Sweden.