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87002150

The Gunpowder Plot

CNG 87, Lot: 2150. Estimate $300.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN. James I. 1603-1625. CU Jeton (29mm, 5.01 g, 4h). The Discovery and Failure of the Gunpowder Plot. Struck by the Dutch Republic. Dated 1605 in chronogram on reverse. (rosette) DETECTV[S ·] QVI · LATVIT · S · C · (the concealed one is discovered), snake (the Jesuits) coiled rightward, surrounded by roses (England) and lis (France) / (rosette) NON DOR[MI]TASTI ANTISTES IACOBI (you, the keeper of James, have not slept, –adapted from Psalms), rayed name of God in Hebrew. MI 196/19; Eimer 86. Good VF, brown patina.