Charles I and Henrietta Maria, gilt-silver Royalist Badge, by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles I and Henrietta Maria, gilt-silver Royalist Badge, by Thomas Rawlins, crowned and armoured bust of Charles right, in high relief, with lace collar, sash and Garter George on ribbon, incised legend, CAROLVS DG REX, the outer border as Garter with incised motto, HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE, rev., bust of Henrietta left, her hair tied back and curled at sides, wearing pearl necklace, incised legend, HENRETA MARIA DG REG, 35.5 x 26mm (MI 355/217; Platt I, type C, p. 188).

Good very fine and toned, but lacks suspension loop, extremely rare,

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

Price £1350.00

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Charles I, gilt-silver Royalist Badge, by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles I, gilt-silver Royalist Badge, by Thomas Rawlins, bust of Charles I right with falling lace collar and close buttoned doublet, CAROLVS DG MAG BRI FR ET HIB RX, rev., crowned shield of Royal arms, Garter around, plain rim, 42 x 28mm (MI 360/231; Eimer 167; Platt I, pp. 167-171), integral suspension loop (broken with age).

The gilding part-worn, very fine or nearly so.

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

Price £450.00

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King Charles I, cast bronze medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt

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Charles I, the Anglo-Dutch Fishing Treaty, cast bronze medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt, conjoined busts of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, he in armour wearing Garter George on ribbon, she with pearl necklace, CAR ET MAR DG ANGL FRANC ET HIBER RR, rev., seated figures of Justice and Peace, embracing, two infant genii in attendance, IVSTITIA ET PAX OSCVLATÆ SVNT PSAL 84, 55mm (MI 279/84; Eim. 128b). About very fine and very rare.
The smaller size of this medal, which is normally manufactured in silver. MI lists a bronze specimen in the Ashmolean Museum.

The Anglo Dutch Fishing Treaty of 1636 saw the Dutch pay £30,000 to be permitted to fish in British waters. Some of the money was financed the deployment of a fleet to clear the seas of pirates.

Provenance: Bt. R. Falkiner, January, 2001.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £960.00

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Edward Montagu, Lord Mandeville, 2nd Earl of Manchester 1602-1671

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Edward Montagu, Lord Mandeville and 2nd Earl of Manchester (1602-1671), commander of the Parliamentary Eastern Association army, small oval gilt-silver Military Reward, 1643, by Thomas Rawlins (?), armoured bust three-quarters left, sash over shoulder, his hair long, rev., arms of Montagu in oval garnished shield, Earl’s coronet above, variety without border, 30 x 21.5mm (MI 309/137; Eim. 143A; Platt II, pp. 231-32; Vertue XV, D), integral suspension loop and ring.
Good very fine and rare.

MI states “Not by Thomas Simon” – the medallist who would be the obvious choice for a portrait of such quality.

Provenance: Ex. Papillon Collection, Bonhams Auction, 24 March, 1998
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £1250.00

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Battle of Four Days 1666, silver medal city of Amsterdam

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The Battle of the Four Days, naval action with the Dutch, 1666, silver medal of the city of Amsterdam, a Roman general with Belgic lion stands before a cityscape, Manhafticheyt beschermt het land …, rev., legend, in form of a poem, and date, in thirteen lines, Toen Munster week en Carels kielen vloon, liet Vander Wey dees silvre stempel smade …, 46mm (MI 520/166; vL II, 524; MH 573). Extremely fine and rare.
The medal, which also commemorates the peace concluded with the Bishop of Münster, was struck at the expense of Van der Wey for presentation to members of the 3rd Company of the Town Guard. The obverse legend is in two rhyming sentences and the reverse continues in the form of a poem.

Provenance: Schulman Auction, 8 November, 2008
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £480.00

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Admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter 1666, medal

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Admiral Michiel Adriaenszoon de Ruyter (1607-1676), naval action with the Dutch, 1666, cast pewter medal, by O [Wouter] Müller, bust of de Ruyter facing in armour and cravat, wearing Collar and Order, two tritons holding a naval crown above, naval trophies behind his shoulders, rev., view of the engagement, legends both sides in imitation of engraving, 79mm (MI 521/167; Eim. 237; MH 567; vL II, 527). A solid cast of a rare medal normally formed of two clichés bound by a rim; wear to high spots, about very fine.
Issued following his success in the Four Days Battle fought in June 1666.

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

Price £375.00

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The Battle of Turnhout. silver jeton, 1597

104104aThe Battle of Turnhout and Spanish defeats, by Prince Maurice of Nassau, Dutch silver jeton, 1597, a hand from heaven holds three united shields of France, England and United Provinces, A DOMINO FACTVM EST ISTVD, rev., legend in eleven lines, ORDIN AVSPIC PRIN MAVRI DVCTV … DITIONE PACTA 1597, 29mm (MI 167/156; Dugn. 3412). Good very fine and extremely rare.
The jeton is a combination of the obverse and reverse of separate pieces and whilst dated 1597, the British arms on the obverse incorporate those of Scotland, thus not prior to 1609.

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

Price £295.00

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The Death of Queen Mary, Dutch silver medal, 1694

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The Death of Queen Mary, Dutch silver medal, 1694, by Jacob van Dishoeke, bust of Mary left, loosely draped, rev., sarcophagus with a cypress tree at each corner, in front a laureate skull and palms placed on a tablet, MERLIORI NATA CORONA, the edge with engraved legend, 49mm (MI 121/365). Extremely fine and very rare, the obverse lightly toned.

Provenance: Künker Auction, 12 March, 2008 (lot 5690).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £850.00

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William III, presentation to City of Dublin, silver medal 1698,

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William III, presentation of the new Lord Mayor’s Great Chain of Office and Medal to the City of Dublin, large silver medal, 1698, by James Roettier, armoured bust of William right, mantle around and hair long over right shoulder, GVLIELMVS TERTIVS DG MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB REX, signed on truncation, James R. F., rev., legend in eight lines, GVLIELMVS III ANTIQVAM ET FIDELEM HIBERNIÆ METROPOLIN HOC INDVLGENTIÆ SVÆ MVNERE ORNAVIT BARTH VAN HOMRIGH ARM VRB PRÆTORE MDCXCVIII, 84.5mm, 232g (MI 197/509; Eim. 378; Westropp 67-08; Farquhar, BNJ IX, 1913, pp 31-34, illus; Murdoch 421). A magnificent and exceptionally rare medal, a few minor marks but nearly extremely fine, lightly toned.
The reverse legend refers to Bartholomew van Homrigh, elected Lord Mayor in 1697. Charles II had presented the previous chain of office but this had been removed by Sir Michael Creagh during the troubles. van Homrigh had built Celbridge Abbey in 1697 and it was to the Abbey that Dean Jonathan Swift would frequently go to visit Van Homrigh’s daughter Esther, whom he immortalised as ‘Vanessa’. The Great Chain is composed of links representing the Tudor rose and links in the shape of the letter S whilst on each side is a harp and at the lowest point is a link in the shape of a porcullis. The medal, identical to this, is of gold. It is presently on display at the Civic Hall, Dublin.
An image of the obverse of this medal forms the frontispiece to Medallic Illustrations, vol. II [1885

Provenance: Bt. T. Millett, April, 2002.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £8000.00

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Johann Georg II 1678, Elector of Saxony

489489aJohann Georg II (1613-1656-1680), Elector of Saxony, Knight of the Garter, St George’s Day Celebrations at Dresden, silver medallic Thaler, 1678, Dresden mint, St George on horseback slays the dragon, rev., legend in nine lines within wreath, DU TRÉ HAUT TRÉ PUISSANT … PRINCE CHARLES II …, 49.5mm (MI 572/242; Molinari 343; Davenport 7633; KM 565). Very fine.
A “Great Festival” was held at Dresden in honour of the Order of the Garter, on 23 April, 1678. Johann Georg II had been installed as a Knight of the Garter in Windsor, on 29 May 1671.

Provenance: “History in Coins”, November 2011.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £180.00

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