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Auction: 23006 - The Official COINEX Auction at Spink
Lot: 229

Battle of Oudenarde, AE Medal, 30 June 1708, by J Croker for the Royal Mint, ANNA D:G : MAG: BRI: FR: ET: HIB. REG. crowned and draped bust left, rev. GALLIS AD ALDENARD VICTIS, two captives at the base of a column surmounted by Victory and and decorated with captured French standards, 34.55g, 1h, 44mm. (Mi i 322/148; van Loon V, 106; Eimer 433), small carbon spot below truncation, otherwise lustrous with a handsome chocolate-brown patina, about extremely fine


Mellors and Kirk Auction, 17 January 2023, lot 517
Hugo Harpur-Crewe (1858-1905) of Calke Abbey, Collection

The Battle of Oudenarde was a major battle in the War of Spanish Succession, fought on 11 July 1708, between the alliance of Britain, the Netherlands and the Holy Roman Empire, against the French. The allies were afraid of a Union between France and Spain and this caused them to take arms against the French.

The allied commander was John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, with Prince Eugene of Savoy as his deputy. There were 2 French commanders - the Dukes of Burgundy and Vendome. Prior to the Battle, 80,000 allied troops confronted 85,000 French. But Marlborough's tactics and anticipation of French moves were excellent, and the French commanders ultimately quarrelled. The result was a foregone conclusion.

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