Auction: 347 - The Numismatic Collector's Series Sale
Estonia. Reval. Swedish Administration. Karl XI (1660-1697). Ducat, 1670. Laureate, draped bust left; CAROLVS.XI.D.G:REX.SVECIAE., rev. Crowned, narrow Arms flanked by date, cross in small cartouche below; MON.AVR.CIV.REVALIENSIS. Ahlstrom 84, Fr.5, KM 38. Very rare. Mounted in contemporary gold frame with loop, 5.90 gms aggregate weight. Holed between D.G. of legend, plugged at reverse crown. Very Fine.
Provenance: From an esteemed aristocratic English and Irish family, and thence by descent:
The Rt. Hon. Edward Lucas, P.C. of Castle Shane, J.P. High Sheriff, M.P. for Monaghan, Under-Sec of State for Ireland (born 1787); Major Fitzherbert Dacre Lucas, of Castle Shane, Co. Monaghan & Kentchurch Court, Herefordshire (born 1823); Lt.Col. Edward Scudamore Lucas-Scudamore, High Sheriff for County Monaghan, D.P, J.P of Castle Shane & Kentchurch Court; Lt.Cmdr. John Harford Stanhope Lucas-Scudamore of Castle Shane, Co. Monaghan & Kentchurch Court, Herefordshire; Lady Evelyn Patricia Mary Scudamore-Stanhope, only daughter 12th Earl of Chesterfield; Harry Rupert Scudamore Manley, Esq.