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№ 1049


31 May 1995

Hammer Price:

1757. Slag bij Praag [Battle of Prague], brass medal by Holtzhey, bust of Fredererick the Great of Prussia right, reverse Victory with thunderbolt striking Maria Theresia, 48mm (KPK 8080). Very fine, pierced for suspension (£15-20)

This lot was sold as part of a special collection, A Collection of Dutch Medals.

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Our ally in the Seven Years War, Frederick the Great's victories in the war against France and Austria were greeted with great rejoicing in England, and his portrait appeared in almost every house, shop and tavern. These brass medals appear very frequently in England, and were either imported or copies of English manufacture.