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1658 - Death of Oliver Cromwell SOLD

This rare silver medal commemorates the death of Oliver Cromwell on the 3rd September 1658 and the succession of his son Richard (MI i 435/85). The obverse carries the bust of Cromwell; the Latin legend reads, 'Oliver by the Grace of God Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland and Ireland'. The reverse shows a young olive-tree with a shepherd attending his flock, the Latin legend reads, 'They (the people) shall not lack an olive-tree, 3 Sep. 1658)', referring to the succession of his son Richard Cromwell. Richard stood down as Lord Protector on the 25th May 1659 and lived abroad thus paving the way for the succession of Charles II in 1660. The diameter is 48 mm and the condition better the Extremely Fine. This medal has been sold.
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