Lot Archive

Lot

№ 581

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8 December 1994

Hammer Price:
£110

George II, Duke of Cumberland and the Battle of Culloden, 1746, silver medal by Richard Yeo, bust of Cumberland, armoured, to right, reverse Cumberland as Hercules clasping the hand of Britannia and trampling on Discord, 51mm (MI ii 613/278; Woolf 55). Extremely fine, with attractive dark tone, the finest of the different medals commemorating the battle

Specimens of this medal in gold were sold at of premium of two guineas over their bullion value, those in silver and copper at a guinea and half-a-guinea respectively