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Lot 2466    SESSION 5 (2.00PM WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY)    British Historical Medals

Estimate $800
SOLD $1,500

FRENCH FLEET DEFEATED OFF CAPE FINISTERE, 1747, in silver (43mm) (MH 345; Eimer 616), by T.Pingo, obverse, bust of Lord Anson left being crowned by Victory with her foot on the prow of a galley, reverse, Victory holding a wreath and trident and standing upon a sea monster, six laurel wreaths around with the names of the principal officers of Anson's ship, Centurion, on her world circumnavigation 1740-1744 (type with Campbel). Nicely toned, a few very minor edge nicks and a few marks in Anson's hair, otherwise extremely fine and rare.

With research.

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