E-Auction 28 Aftersale Lot 156

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E-Auction 28 Aftersale Lot 156

GREAT BRITAIN. (James I) Maurice, Prince of Orange. 1603-1625. AR oval medal. 18.97 gm. 42 x 52 mm. Upon his becoming a Knight of the Garter. 1615. His facing bust; MAVRITIVS AVR PRINC COM NASS ET MV MAR VE FL EQ OR PERISCELIDIS / His armorial shield within the Garter. Eimer 92 (£2200 EF). MI I 205: 39 ("Somewhat rare. This piece is always cast…Prince Maurice was…the first instance of the honour being conferred on any personage in the United Provinces since the establishment of their independence.") Extremely Fine; beautifully toned, ornate and attractive; red wax on obverse (which typically indicates a cast was made for photography in the early 20th century).

Maurice was an effective general who organized the Dutch rebellion against Spain.


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