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CNG 87, Lot: 2162. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GREAT BRITAIN. George II. 1727-1760. AR Medal (44mm, 28.83 g, 12h). French and Spanish Fleets Defeated off Toulon. By A. R. Werner. Dated 1744. GEORG · II D · G · MAG · BRI · FRA · ET H · REX F · D ·, laureate, draped, and armored bust left / ADVOBVS (from two), Neptune, head right, holding two naval crowns, and cradling trident, standing facing in seashell pulled by two diverging sea horses; coat-of-arms below; in background, two ships sinking into sea; in three lines in exergue, CLASSIS · HISP · GAL ·/AB · ANG · VICTA ·/1744 (the Spanish and French fleet defeated by the English). MI 583/223; Eimer 581. Good VF, toned. Rare.

From the Clarence & Helen Zaar Maritime Collection.