William and Mary Coronation
William and Mary Coronation, silver medal, 1689, busts of William and Mary facing each other, he with long hair and armour with a lion's head on the shoulder and star suspended from ribbon, she with hair high at the front, tied at the back with strings of pearls, a brooch on her shoulder and pearl at the front, MAIUS . PAR . NOBILE . SCEPTRIS (A NOBLE PAIR GREATER THAN THEIR SCEPTRES, rev. . Belgium, armed and bearing the shield of William is welcomed by Britannia, near her is a crowned shield and the column decorated with lion's head as a capital and surmounted by the cap of Liberty; in the distance William's fleet, above beams radiate down from heaven, M . BRIT . EXP . NAV . BAT . LIB. REST EXPEDITION OF THE DUTCH), 59 mm (MI 672/44). Rubbed on the high points with some marks in the fields, otherwise good very fine and rare. £Sold
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