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Lot 30628


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Type Coin
Title Lot 30628
Date 1670
Country Great Britain
Service Catalog # 661000
Description Charles II silver "Orbe Britannus" Medal 1670, by J. Roettier, 42 mm, Eimer-245, MI-546/203, Betts-44, AU50 NGC. The obverse shows the conjoined portraits of the king and his queen consort, Catherine, in high relief, while the reverse features a world globe with the British Isles at center; the equator is finely drawn. Although there is slight wear on the portraits and some ancient scratches on the obverse, this medal retains some residual luster and has golden gray toning. A generally pleasing example suggestive of the coming empire and its ambitions. Realized $1,645.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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