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    1570 Philip II and Anne of Austria
    Marriage Medal, Betts-8, Variant

    Betts-8, variant. 1570 Marriage of Philip II and Anne of Austria. Silver, cast, gilt. XF, scratched. 38.8 mm, 1.7 mm thick, 22.0 gm. Medal turn. Type of preceding but boasts crisper detail that gives the appearance of higher relief. The fine details in Philip's beard and Anna's pearled cap and lace ruff can only be called exquisite. Integral loop; two ancient field scratches are seen before the queen's face.

    John W. Adams Commentary
    "Cast in high relief and chased throughout. Unsigned. Loop integral but hanger added. 'AET 21' (aged 21) on Anna's truncation. Anna of Austria and Philip II were married in 1570; his fourth wife, she gave him five children. Whether by Poggini or another (Jonghelinck?), this exquisite piece is clearly contemporary. Beaded borders on both sides with the edge patterned."
    Ex: Richard Margolis (1/2003).
    From The John W. Adams Collection.


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