||Queen Anne Era "Battle of Blenheim" silver Medal 1704, by Georg Hautsch, MI-256/50, 37mm, MS63 NGC. An engaging historical medal that features a high-relief, deeply engraved portrait of the Duke of Marlborough in armor on the obverse, while the reverse depicts Mars leading a soldier against enemy troops. A most pleasing piece, with choice surfaces and silvery-bluish and golden gray toning. It was this triumphant battle that led Queen Anne to reward her court favorite, Sarah Churchill, and her military husband, the duke, with the crown jewel of the Churchill family's estate, Blenheim Palace.
Realized $1,175.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.