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Lot 1872    SESSION 7 (11.30AM WEDNESDAY 29TH MARCH)    Great Britain Historical Medals

Estimate $550
SOLD $740

ANNE, Coronation, 1702, in silver (35mm) by J.Croker (MI ii, 228/4, Eimer 390) obverse, draped bust left, reverse, Pallas hurling thunder at a two headed, four armed monster. Edge nicks, bluish golden tone, otherwise extremely fine.

An Oxford University English researcher has discovered that the medal issued to mark Queen Anne's coronation was designed by Isaac Newton. The researcher came across a manuscript in the National Archives in Kew with sketches and notes by Newton, who was Master of the Mint when Anne was crowned in 1702. Together with a photocopy of the article published 20th March 2015.

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