James II (1685-1688), Execution of Dukes of Monmouth and Argyle 1685, AR medal 1685 (62mm)
by Regnier Arondeaux. Laureate, draped and armoured bust of King on pedestal set with crowned
arms and crossed sceptres, sea beyond with ships and Neptune in sea-chariot, IACOBVS II G.G. MAG.
BRI. FRAN. ET. HIB REX, rev. Justice stands over decapitated bodies of Monmouth and Argyle, their
heads on blocks to either side, AMBITIO MALESUADA RUIT, ill-advised ambition falls. (MI.615/27; E
Extremely Fine and lightly toned.