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Rare 17th Century Portugese Gilt-Bronze Medallion


+44 (0)1249 447478

+44 (0)7867 305451


  • £675.00
  • €757 Euro
  • $817 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Rare 17th Century Portugese Gilt-Bronze Medallion

A late 17th century Portuguese gilt-bronze medallion cast in relief with two angels aloft an altar, inscribed verso LOUVADO SEJA O SANTISSIMO SACRAMENTO,the border later bevelled and silvered and minutely engravedIn Memoriam Mrs Harriet Madden (Small erasure) Born London 1801 Died Booterstown Dublin February 7th, 1888, R.I.P. 9.2cm to top of loop.

N.B. Harriet Madden was the wife of the notable Irishman Richard Robert Madden (1798-1886), doctor, writer, politician, abolitionist and historian of the United Irishman.


  • H: 9.2cm (3.62in)



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34 Market Place
15 St Mary Street
SN15 3JN
United Kingdom


With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years.  Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays. 
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
In addition to running Hand of Glory, Lisa also writes for various magazines.
Clients are welcome to view pieces at the shop opened in November 2019 at 34 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 3HP. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Other times by appointment.
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