Lot Archive


№ 725


8 June 1993

Estimate: £3,000–£5,000

United States of America, An extremely rare and interesting American War of Independence artefact UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, silver medal, the obverse engraved The approbation of Sir William Howe K.B. the reverse engraved 1777 Princeton 3d Jany, 35mm. Pierced at 12 o'clock, with suspension ring, attractive engraving, very fine, toned

The Battle of Princeton was the turning point for the Americans in this War for up until this Battle, the British were enjoying a succession of Victories, George Washington's success over Cornwallis was the begining of the end for British Armies in America. General Sir William Howe, KB. was Commander of the British Forces during the War of Independence, and this medal would have been given as a pass of safe passage during the Battle of Princeton. Ex: Prinz Phillip of Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha Collection, which was sold by Leo Hamburger in 1927, sold with his collection ticket.