A Collection of Irish Historical Medals, the Property of a Gentleman

Date of Auction: 11th March 2020


Estimate: £200 - £300

Dissensions between Dr Charles Lucas and the Corporation of Dublin, 1749, a silver medal by T. Pingo, Justice restraining Anarchy from destroying Liberty, her cap and staff on ground, rev. the glorious attempt of lxiv to preserve the constitvtion and date, harp above, shield and regalia of Dublin below, edge named (Iohn Digby Esqr, Landenstown Borh., Kildare), 41mm (Eimer 4; MI II, 653/357; E 623; Storer 2273; cf. Baldwin FPL 2000, 533). About very fine, toned, rare; with integral suspension loop £200-£300


Provenance: Baldwin FPL 1994 (155); J. Spencer Collection, DNW Auction M5, 17 December 2007, lot 1050.

John Digby (†17 July 1786, aged 95), Landenstown; MP for Kildare 1731 and High Sheriff 1732. He is buried at the Abbey churchyard, Landenstown