Lot Archive


№ 622


21 September 1994

Hammer Price:

William and Mary (1689-1694), Mary as Regent, 1690, bronze medal by J. or N. Roettiers, draped bust right reverse full moon amid clouds and stars above tranquil landscape, velvt. inter. ignes. lvna. minores, 49mm (MI i, 704/111; Eimer 320). Good very fine

Curiously, this medal is only known in copper. The reverse intimates that during William’s absence Mary would shine conspicuous with her borrowed light among the ministers of the crown.