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87002156
CNG 87, Lot: 2156. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN. James II, with Mary. 1685-1688. AR Medal (55mm, 66.68 g, 12h). Spanish Wreck Recovered. By G. Bower. Dated 1687. · IACOBVS · II · ET · MARIA · D · G · MAG · BRI · FRAN · ET · HIB · REX · ET · REGINA ·, jugate draped busts of James, laureate and armored, and Mary right / SEMPER TIBI PENDEAT HAMUS · (always let your hook be hanging, –adapted from Ovid), ship under sail left on sea; in foreground, men in rowboats salvaging for wreckage; in two lines in exergue, NAVFRAGA REPERTA/1687 (shipwreck recovered). MI 619/33; Eimer 285. Good VF, toned. Rare.


From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.