||George I "Cape Passaro" silver Medal 1718, by John Croker, Eimer-481, MI-439/42, 45mm, MS61 NGC. This medal features a superb portrait of King George I in armor. The reverse depicts a small image of the king as Neptune standing at the top of a rostral column with warships projecting from it and, below, canons and other implements of war as trophies. The Latin legend "SOCIORUM PROTECTOR" ("Protector of Allies") is of special importance as it implies that the new English king is the protector of his allies. This piece is above average in quality with a pleasing, well-set bluish gray and golden russet hued patina. Ex: ?Colonel? E.H.R. Green; Green Estate? Partnership of Eric P Newman / B.G. Johnson.
Realized $455.90. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.