Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
October 26, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

1779 Silver Col. Coyne Nugent Reward of Merit

Sell one like this
Auction: Sale #3034M - 3034MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 26, 2017 10:00AM


1779 Silver Col. Coyne Nugent Reward of Merit, c. 1779 engraved medal, one side with "REWARD/of/Merit/1779/Coln/Coyne Nugent" surrounded by decorative scrollwork, the opposite side with a rampant lion holding a sword and document surrounded by "LIBERTAS PATRIAE FINEA/INDEPENDENTS," the edge decorated with engraved line, dot, and dart pattern, holed with suspension loop, dia. 50.9 mm.

Provenance: Edward Charol Collection to Nicholas A. Penachio.

Literature: Illustrated in George C. Neumann and Frank J. Kravic, Collector's Illustrated Encyclopedia of the American Revolution (Rebel Publishing: Texarkana, TX, 1992),p. 98.

Note: Coyne Nugent was Colonel of the Irish Volunteer Corps, Finea Independents of County Westmeath, Ireland, formed May 1, 1779 (Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honorable Henry Grattan, London, 1822, p. 134).
Estimate $400-600

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Nicholas A. Penachio, Edward Charol, Coyne Nugent, Frank J. Kravic, County Westmeath, London, Texarkana