Lot Archive


№ 173


16 March 1994

Hammer Price:

Miscellaneous, Isle of Man, Death of the Duke of Atholl, 1774, silver medal by John Kirk, bust right, reverse female seated left in mourning, 37mm (BHM 192; E. 756). Nearly extremely fine, lightly toned

John Murray, third Duke of Atholl (1729-1774) sold the sovereignty of the Isle of Man to the English Treasury in 1765. He was an active medal collector, who is reported to have visited Henry Young's coin and medal shop on Ludgate Hill "two or three times a week"