Archbishop William Sancroft & the Seven Bishops, Silver Medal, 1688, by George Bower

516a 516Archbishop William Sancroft (1617-1693) and the Seven Bishops, cast Silver Medal, 1688, by George Bower, bust of Sancroft right, in clerical robes and cap, rev., medallic portraits and the names of the Bishop of London and the six imprisoned bishops, 50mm (MI 622/37; Eimer 288b; Fearon, Sancroft, Figs 4 & 5; Weiss Fig 13; Weiss, Badge of Intolerance, Fig 1).

Good very fine and toned.

The Bishops committed to the Tower of London were Henry Compton [London] shown in centre, and from top right and around, Francis Turner [Ely], Thomas Ken [Bath], John Trelawney [Bristol], Thomas White [Peterborough], John Lake [Chichester] and William Lloyd [St. Asaph].

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

Price £185.00

Ref:516

Gen George Monk Duke of Albemarle silver badge, 1660, by Thomas Rawlins

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General George Monk (1608-1670), 1st Duke of Albemarle [1660], Commander-in-Chief, politician and key figure in the Restoration of Charles II, silver badge, 1660, by Thomas Rawlins, armoured bust left, incised legend, GEORGE DVKE OF ALBEMARLE, rev., ducal coronet above the arms of Monk, within Garter, stippled background, wreath border to both sides, 40 x 31mm (MI 466/65, illus.; Eim. 218; MH 49; Platt II, pp. 222-23), suspension loop and ring. Nearly extremely fine, a little light tooling to obverse, extremely rare.

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

Price £2000.00

Ref:424

Charles II, Restoration, small oval silver badge, 1660, by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles II, Restoration, small oval silver badge, 1660, by Thomas Rawlins, crowned bust right, with long hair, CAROLUS SECVNDUS, rev., incuse image, three crowns on leafless oak, 28 x 23mm (MI 454/41), integral suspension loop. Very fine and darkly toned, however a slight casting flaw follows truncation of bust, extremely rare.

Provenance: T. Millett, List, June 2005 (no. 227).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £350.00

Ref:414

Charles II, the Restoration, Dutch cast bronze medal, 1660

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Charles II, the Restoration, Dutch cast bronze medal, 1660, bust three-quarters left, hair long, with cravat and Garter George on ribbon, CAROL II CON V ENG, rev., three regal crowns, VER.L SCHOL ET FRANRY. [Ireland, Scotland & France], 47mm (MI 455/43). About fine and excessively rare.
The example of the medal in the British Museum is listed in MI as “Unique?” .

Provenance: Baldwin Auction, 4 May, 2006 (lot 2087).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £350.00

Ref:415

Charles II, Restoration, oval silver badge, 1660, by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles II, Restoration, oval silver badge, 1660, by Thomas Rawlins, crowned bust right, with long hair, incised legend, CAROLUS SECVNDUS, rev., incuse image and legend, three crowns on leafless oak, TANDEM REVIRESCET, additionally engraved to either side of the tree with the initials of the wearer, “I – S”, 46 x 32 (MI 454/40), integral suspension loop and ring. Very fine and lightly chased, very rare.

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

Price £700.00

Ref:413

Charles II, Restoration, oval silver badge by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles II, Restoration, oval silver badge, by Thomas Rawlins, crowned bust right, with long hair, rev., in imitation of engraving, Royal arms within Garter, crowned, C – R to either side, 36 x 28.5mm (MI 444/19, illus.; Eim. 204; Platt II, p. 354), integral suspension loop and ring. Very fine and rare.

Provenance: Ex E. K. Barnsdale Collection, Spink,
New York, 11 December, 2001 (lot 27, part)
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £500.00

Ref:408

Charles I and Henrietta Maria, gilt-silver Royalist Badge

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Charles I and Henrietta Maria, small gilt-silver Royalist Badge, bare-headed bust of Charles left, with long hair and falling lace collar, rev., bust of Henrietta Maria left, hair tied in knot behind, with high lace collar and pearl earing, 27 x 20mm (MI 358/224; Platt I, type C, p. 287), integral suspension loop and ring.

Very fine, scarce.

Provenance: Bt. Lion Passant [Exeter], December, 2000.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £500.00

Ref:313

King Charles I, silver medal 1649 by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles I, Death and Memorial, cast silver medal, 1649, by Thomas Rawlins, bust left, his hair long and holding a crown of thorns to his chest, CHRISTI TRACTO, legend around in two lines, IANII 30 1648 CAROLVS PRIMVS MORITVR ET VIVIT EST NOBILE VICENDI GENVS PATIENTIA, floral border, rev., in imitation of engraving, a rock buffeted by the winds and waves, IMMOTA TRIVMPHANS, corded border, 27.5mm (MI 342/191; Platt I, type E, pp. 247-48), integral suspension loop and ring.

Good very fine, obverse deeply toned, extremely rare.

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

Price £1750.00

Ref:289

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

Ref:308

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

Ref:317