Princess Clementina, Escape from Innsbruck
Princess Clementina, Escape from Innsbruck, silver medal, 1719, by O. Hammerani, draped bust of Clementina with hair tied in ringlets, profile left, rev. Clementina in a chariot escapes with Rome in the distance, with legend (I FOLLOW HIS FORTUNE AND HIS CAUSE/ THE GUARDS BEING DECEIVED), 48 mm (MI 444/49). A small cut to Clementina’s face and one or two minor edge marks, otherwise about extremely fine and toned£Sold
George II was against the marriage between Princess Maria Clementina and James (III). She was arrested by Charles VI on her way to Rome and confined to Innsbruck Castle from where she managed to escape.
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