||George I Era silver Medal 1719, by Otto Hamerani, Eimer-484, MI-444/49, 48mm, MS62 NGC. A lovely choice example of this sentimental piece showing the Princess Clementina speeding away in a fancy (and fanciful) chariot from Rome, symbolic of her escape from Innsbruck. The obverse depicts a high relief, beautifully engraved portrait. Quoting Chris Eimer: "Princess Clementina (1702-35) was the daughter of King John Sobieski of Poland. King George I was against her marriage to the old Jacobite pretender, Prince James (III). She was arrested by Emperor Charles VI on her way to Rome and confined to Innsbruck Castle, from where she managed to escape." This specimen exhibits pleasing silvery gray and russet surfaces, and is very sharply detailed.
Realized $998.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.