Lot Archive


№ 655


16 November 1994

Hammer Price:

Charles II (1660-1685), Murder of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey, 1678, a silver medal by G. Bower, bust of Godfrey being strangled with his cravat, six buttons on doublet, reverse Godfrey lying on ground in act of being strangled, the scene blessed by a Papal figure, TANTVM RELLIGIO POTVIT, edge lettered, 39mm (M.I. 577/247; E. 257a). Obverse with rim bruise at 5 o’clock, about extremely fine, toned