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Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-1678), silver medal, 1678, by George Bower

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The Murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-1678), silver medal, 1678, by George Bower, bust of Godfrey right, two hands strangling him with his cravat, rev., the Pope watches as Godfrey is murdered by Robert Green, TANTVM RELLIGIO POTVIT, dated on lettered edge, edge inscribed CERVICE FRACTA FIDEM. SVSTVLIT ATLAS XNS 1678, 39mm (MI 577/247; Eim. 257).

Extremely fine and lightly toned.

The murder of Godfrey, supposedly instigated by the Roman Catholics, remains something of a mystery. In December 1678 one Miles Prance, was arrested for conspiracy and confessed that he had taken part in the murder which was committed in the courtyard of Somerset House. Godfrey, he stated, was strangled in the presence of three priests, by Robert Green, Lawrence Hill and Henry Berry and the body was taken to Hampstead. Green, Hill and Berry were arrested and in February 1679 they were hanged. This and the following medals depict various aspects of the story. The reverse legend on this medal is extracted from Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura, part of the famous observation on the evil deeds inspired by religious zeal.

Provenance: Baldwin List, 2005 (no. 17).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £395.00

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Charles I, silver medal, 1649, by Hans Reinhardt

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King Charles I, a German hollow silver Memorial medal, 1649, by Hans Reinhardt the younger, signed HR in monogram on reverse, conjoined busts right of Charles and Henrietta Maria, he, in armour slightly turned, hair falling over plain lace collar, wearing Garter George on ribbon, she with pearl necklace, CAROLVS ET MARIA DG MAG BRITAN FRANE ET HIBER Rx ET Ra, rev., a seven headed monster rampant over the head of Charles and the crown and scepter, HEV QVÆNAM HÆC INSANIAVULGI
, 75mm (MI 350/209, illus.; vL -; Eim. 159; BDM VIII, 155-156; Platt p. 259).

A superb medal, nearly extremely fine and extremely rare.

The obverse was first used on the medal for the Anglo-Dutch Fishing Treaty of 1636, with the numerals of the date 16=36 to either side of the busts and with a reverse depicting Justice and Peace embracing (MI 279/ 84).

Price £5200.00

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Edward VIII (The Duke of Windsor) Sunlight in the East by Fred Roe


Sunlight in the East’
by Fred Roe 1864-1947
Oil painting on canvas 36 x 44 inches
Signed and numbered lower left

Exhibited Canadian National Exhibition, Toronto 1935

Edward VIII (The Duke of Windsor; 1894 –1972) during one of his visits to the East End of London. Throughout the 1920s Edward, as Prince of Wales, represented his father, King George V, at home and abroad on many occasions. He took a particular interest in visiting the poverty stricken areas of the country.

Fred Roe was born in Cambridge, the son of Robert Henry Roe, painter and engraver; He went on to study at Heatherley School of Fine Art under Seymour Lucas. Roe first exhibited at the prestigious Royal Academy in 1877, was elected to the RBA in 1895, then to the Royal Institute of British Painters in 1909. He spent many years living in London being recorded in the 1901 census as living in Hampstead with his wife and son (Frederic Gordon Roe who became an art critic).
Roe developed a successful career as a painter of historical genre subjects, often connected with the Tower of London. He painted several pictures of Joan of Arc, and also some showing incidents in the life of Nelson. He was an accomplished portrait painter and his work can be found in many public collections including the National Portrait Gallery in London. During his career, Roe was best known for his large historical compositions set in period costumes. He is known to have worked in oils and watercolour.

Price £22,000.00

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King Charles I, cast lead medal 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger

 
Cast lead medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger, conjoined busts of Charles I and Henrietta Maria right, dividing date 16 – 36, he in armour wearing wide lace collar and 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 278/82; Eim. 128). The variety with a stop point between the two R’s at end of obverse legend,

Very fine and very rare.

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

Price £480.00

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Rene BURBAUD 1891-1914 107e Regiment of Infantry

 

FRENCH WORLD WAR I
A photogravure, hand-finished, studio portrait photograph
of

Rene BURBAUD
Born Confolens, Charente 25th Oct 1891
Enlisted Angouleme Class of 1911 Matricule No.1100
Soldier 2n Class 107e Regiment of Infantry
Killed feu de l’ennemi (enemy fire) Chalons-en-Champagne (Marne) 27th September 1914

On paper 35 x 27 cm
With copies of soldiers service records.

Price £55.00

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Maurice, Prince of Orange 1567-1625 bronze medal, 1602, by Conrad Bloc

Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567-1625), the capture of Grave and previous successes at Breda, Lingen and Meurs,
Cast bronze medal, 1602, by Conrad Bloc,
with full signature, armoured bust right, wearing ruff collar, MAVRITIVS PR AVR CO NASS …, rev., young orange tree grows from an old stump, TANDEM FIT SVRCVLVS ARBOR, 40.5mm (MI 180/181; Eim 75; vL I, 553).

Good very fine with pleasant brown patina.

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

Price £280.00

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King Charles VI. 1685 – 1740 Holy Roman emperor


Charles VI on horseback, with a view of Vienna
(born Oct. 1, 1685, Vienna, Austria—died Oct. 20, 1740, Vienna), Holy Roman emperor from 1711 and, as Charles III, archduke of Austria and king of Hungary. … From 1704 to 1711 he attempted to impose his rule but succeeded only in Catalonia
Engraver Johann Conrad Reiff (d.1726)

49 x 39 cm inc margin

Price £65.00

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John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau


John Casimir, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau (1596 -1660), German prince of the House of Ascania. He was ruler of the principality of Anhalt-Dessau from 1618 to 1660.
Artist: Martin Bernigeroth (1670 Rammelburg; – 1733 Leipzig)

Size 35 x 23 cms

Price £55.00

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French WWI 1914-18 Médaille Militaire Adjutant-chef 151e regiment infantry


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940
As Awarded to
Edmond Maxime Emile VINCENT
Adjudant-chef 151e et 351e régiments d’infanterie
Born 29 May 1879 Paris, died 21 December 1951 Chatellerault
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 12 Febuary 1914
41 x 52 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £65.00

Ref:1838

Louis XIIII 1650 Consilio Nil Nisi Briot

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Louis XIV , Consilio Nil Nisi attributed to Nicholas Briot, laureate bust right, verso the escutcheon of France, surrounded by the chain of the Order of St Michael and the chain of the Order of the Holy Spirit. The legend is CONSILIO NIL NISI (He undertakes nothing without thoughtfulness). Issued 1617
25mm 5grams
Condition: worn and pierced, rare version

Nicholas Briot (about 1579–1646) was an innovative French coin engraver, medallist and mechanical engineer, who emigrated to England and became chief engraver to the Royal Mint in 1633 and is credited with the invention of the coining-press.

Price £10.00

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Sir Ralph Abercromby 1734-1801 General

1710
Scottish soldier and politician. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-general in the British Army, was noted for his services during the Napoleonic Wars, and served as Commander-in-Chief, Ireland..

Artist: by H.D.Cook after John Hoppner R.A. 1758-1810

Size 28 x 22cm full margin and plate mark

Price £14.00

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Alexander Pope 1688-1744 Poet

1711
The son of a linen-draper, Pope was first noticed by Jacob Tonson who published his Pastorals in 1709. With The Rape of the Lock 1712, and his translations of Homer, Pope became the most formidable literary figure of his day, with a large circle of friends and enemies. Primarily a satirical poet and of unsurpassed metrical skill, he wrote ‘what oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed’. A friend of Swift and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and famous in the history of landscape gardening for the grounds of his villa at Twickenham, he was revered as one of the great personalities of the age.

Artist: by John Simon, after Michael Dahl 1728

Size 35 x 25cm trimmed as illustrated

Price £28.00

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