Lot Archive


№ 485


31 May 1995

Hammer Price:

1748. Netherlands. 5th Birthday of Princess Caroline, silver medal by Holtzhey, conj. busts of Prince and Princess of Orange, reverse small bust in centre within orange and oak wreath, 41mm (v.Loon 253; MI ii, 637/330). Almost extremely fine, deeply and attractively toned, very rare in this size (£120-150)

There is a hairline die flaw on the reverse extending across the portrait of the young princess which suggests that the die may have subsequently become too severely fractured to use which could account for the rarity of this medal