Philip II of Spain 1555, by Jacopo Nizolla da Trezzo

27 27a
Philip II of Spain and Queen Mary, lead medal, 1555, by Jacopo Nizolla da Trezzo, half-length bust of Queen Mary left, wearing richly embroidered gown and necklace with jewelled pendant, MARIA I REG ANGL FRANC ET HIB FIDEI DEFENSATRIX, rev., armoured bust of Philip right, PHILIPPVS REX PRINC HISP AET S AN XXVIII, below IAC TREZZO F 1555, 66.5mm (MI 72/20, obv.; Eimer 33; Att 80a rev.; Arm I, 241/2 obv; Pollard [2007] 505; Kress 437 obv; Scher [1994] 54; Scher [1997] 4; Farquhar, facing p. 120). Very fine, the surface with bronze-coloured lacquer, this now flaking.
See footnote to previous lot.
Provenance: The Michael Hall Collection, part I, Baldwin Auction, 4 May, 2010 (lot 146).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £SOLD

Ref:27

Louis XIV, King of France, Silver jeton, 1651

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Louis XIV (1638-1643-1715), King of France, the hostility of England to France, French silver jeton, 1651, unsigned, bust of the young king right, mantle around shoulders, LVD XIIII DG FR ET NAV REX, rev., sun shines on a lily growing in France whilst a cold wind blows from England, MAIOR AB AQVILONE FLORES ET FRONDES, 27.5mm (cf MI 395/21, this with armorial obverse; Feud. 6674, in copper only).

Very fine and rare.

Price £260.00

Ref:365

Philip II of Spain and King of England, 1556, by Gianpaolo Poggini

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Philip II of Spain and King of England, Military Reward, cast bronze medal, 1556, by Gianpaolo Poggini, (c.1518-1580), bearded bust left, wearing armour and small ruff collar, PHILIPPVS DG HISPANIARVM ET ANGLIÆ REX, rev., a pelican pecks her breast to feed her young with her blood, tablet below inscribed, D PRO LEGE REGE ET GREGE, within ornamental border, 39mm (MI 80/37; vL I, 10; Attwood -).

A contemporary cast with light chasing to obverse, very fine and extremely rare.

 

Provenance: Bt. D. Fearon, October 2010.

 

Price £750.00

 

Ref:29

 

King Charles I, Memorial medal, Dutch 1649

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 Charles I, cast copper Memorial medal, 1649, of Dutch manufacture, bust of the King right, on stippled background, wearing armour and Garter George on ribbon, CAROLVS REX in field, legend within border, POPVLE MEVS QVID FECI TIBI, 1649, rev., head of a screaming Medusa, two concentric circles divided by flaming sword, thunderbolt and trophies, inner legend, CONCILIABVLVM ANGLIÆ, outer legend, BLASFEMANT DEVM – NECANT REGEM – SPERVNT LEGEM, 57mm (MI 349/208; Eim. 161; Platt I, pp. 254-56; vL II, 321).
A contemporary cast of good quality, nearly extremely fine and very rare.
Recorded in MI and elsewhere only in silver.

Provenance:
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £700.00

Ref:299

Charles II Halfcrown Irish coinage, silver, by George Bower

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Charles II, Pattern Halfcrown for an Irish coinage, silver, undated, by George Bower (?), laureate bust left, CAROLVS A CAROLO, rev., crowned harp within Garter, 34mm (MI 599/285). Strictly fine but extremely rare.
The puncheon for the image is the same as that on the Samuel Morland medal of 1681 (MI 582/258), a piece which MI does not hesitate to attribute to George Bower. That it is not struck “en médaille” (ie with a top common to both sides), does seem to point it to being a pattern coin; however if it is it has no official status.

Provenance: Bt D. Fearon, July 2007.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £975.00

Ref:506

King Louis XIV, 1689 by Henri Roussel

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 Louis XIV, James II received by Louis XIV, French cast bronze medal, 1689, by Henri Roussel, laureate but right, LVDOVICVS MAGNVS REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS, rev., legend within wreath of roses and pomegranates, OB REGEM REGINAM ET PRINCIPEM MAGNÆ BRITANNIÆ SERVATOS, 66.5mm (MI 654/12; Woolf 6.3b; vL III, 372)

A cast of good quality, especially so the obverse, good very fine.

The medal is a cast of a struck silver medal of which MI states, “This is one of the rarest medals of Louis XIV”.
Provenance: Bt. C. Riley, May, 2009.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £460.00

Ref:529

Elizabeth Stuart Countess Palatine, 1613, by Christian Maler

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Elizabeth Stuart of Bohemia, Countess Palatine, Marriage to Frederick, Count Palatine, uniface oval silvered-metal “squeeze” or cliché, 1613, by Christian Maler [Nürnberg], bust almost full-face, her hair high, wearing elaborate bejewelled dress, double row pearl necklace, legend in two lines around, ELIZABETHA FIL IA RE MAG BRIT FRA ET HI VX PRIN FRE 5 COM PAL EL DV BA, 42.5mm x 37.5mm (MI 203/35; BDM III, 541). Good very fine, extremely rare and toned.

Provenance:
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £460.00

Ref:158

Louis XIV Battle of Dunkirk, French copper medal, 1658, by J. Mauger

382382a

 

 Louis XIV, the Battle of the Dunes or Battle of Dunkirk, French copper medal, 1658, by J. Mauger, youthful bust right with flowing hair, rev., Victory advances over prone bodies, sea and mountains beyond, VICTORIA PACIFERA, in ex., HISPANIS CAESIS AD DUNQUERCAM, 41.5mm (MI 427/70; Divo 48; vL II, 417). Extremely fine.
The French army commanded by General Turenne and assisted by Commonwealth troops, defeated the Spanish who were fighting with English Royalist troops and French Fronde rebels. From the series of medals depicting Medallic History of Louis XIV.

Provenance: Elsen Auction, 12 March, 2005 (lot 2572).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £150.00

Ref:382

King Louis XIV, naval action off Beachy Head

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 Louis XIV, naval action off Beachy Head [Bévéziers], silvered-bronze medal, 1690, by Henri Roussel, armoured bust of Louis to right, hair long, rev., Louis enthroned in pavilion gives instructions to Victory who holds palm branch and three arrows, VICTORIA OBSEQVENS, further legend in exergue, 73mm (MI 711/124; MH 109)

Silver, die flaw on reverse, about extremely fine.

Provenance: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £500.00

Ref:548

Henri de Rohan. Prince of Scotland soldier, Huguenots leader

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 Henri (II) de Rohan (1579-1638), “Prince of Scotland”, soldier, writer and leader of the Huguenots, cast gilt-bronze medal, undated [? 1638], in the style of Guillaume Dupré, bust left with pointed beard, armour with lion shoulder-plate, mantle around, HENR ROH D FR PAR ARM REG MASC SOB NAV & SCOT PR, rev., a blasted oak from which grows a new tree, ET ADHVC SPES DVRAT AVORVM, 44mm (MI 280/86; BMC [Jones] II, 329; Maz II, 880; Trésor II, XV, 1), small integral suspension loop.

Good very fine and rare, the gilding contemporary.

Rohan’s claim to the title “Prince of Scotland” was through Mary, daughter of Francis I, Duc de Bretagne and Isabella Stuart, the daughter of James I of Scotland. On a visit to Scotland in October 1600, James VI chose him to be one of the god-parents of the young Prince Charles [later Charles I], who was born during his visit. In 1603 Rohan married Marguerite de Bethune, daughter of the Duc de Sully. He died of wounds at the Battle of Rheinfeld in 1638, whilst fighting for the Duke of Saxe-Weimar.

Provenance: The Michael Hall Collection, part III (lot 2021).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £800.00

Ref:242