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№ 1281


7 October 2004

Hammer Price:

Hampshire, Southampton, Westwood’s Farthing, 1790, edge grained, 5.79g/6h (DH 96); Visit of George III, 1789, a brass medalet by W. Cragg, 4.21g/6h (DH 117; BHM 316) [2]. First with trifling marks on Sir Bevois’ helmet, small edge fault and flan defect in reverse field, otherwise extremely fine with much original colour, second good fine, both rare (£60-80)

*DH 96 Fawcett/Litman Collection
DH 117 bt A. Davisson February 1999.

The King visited Southampton on 26 June 1789, en route to Lyndhurst (see lot 1265)