nomos 5
25 October 2011
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zürich
England. Charles II. 1660-1685. Medal (Silver, 64mm, 95.89 g 6), the ‘Gigantomachia’ Medal on the Restoration of Charles II, London, by George Bower, 1660. CAROLVS.II.DEI GRATIA.MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX Bare-headed bust of Charles II to left, wearing Mantle and Collar with St. George of the Order of the Garter. Rev. Jupiter, riding eagle to left among clouds, hurling thunderbolts at prostrate giants lying all over a desolate landscape; on rock below fallen giant to left, G.Bower.F.. Eimer 213. Medallic Illustrations I, 458, 50. Very rare. An impressive medal, probably Bower’s finest work. Nicely toned. A few minor marks, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 3700 CHF
Estimate: 3000 CHF