William and Mary, Coronation 1689, German silver medal, by Philipp Heinrich Müller

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William and Mary, Coronation 1689, a German silver medal, by Philipp Heinrich Müller, laureate and armoured bust of William right, GVLIELMVS REX … PATRIÆ DECVS ANGLIÆ PRÆSIDIVM, rev., a chronogrammatic legend within a Garter decorated with four shields, GVILIEM PRINCEPS AVRIACVS ANGLIAE…., lettered edge, by Friedrich Kleinert, REGIA CREDE MIHI RES EST SUCCURRERE LAPSIS (FK), 49mm (MI 675/50; vL III, 392, 2).

Very fine, minor knock and two nicks to rim, very rare.

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

Price £740.00

Ref:538

Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex gilt-silver Military Reward badge, 1642

257257aRobert Devereaux, 3rd Earl of Essex (1591-1646), Captain-General and Commander-in-Chief of the Parliamentary army, small oval gilt-silver Military Reward badge, 1642, armoured bust, almost full-face, with sash over shoulder, broad lace collar, rev., oval garnished shield of the arms of Essex, 31.5 x 22mm (MI 298/117; Platt II, type G, pp. 84-85), integral suspension loop and ring.

Very Fine and rare.

Devereaux was the eldest son of Elizabeth I’s favourite who had been executed in 1602. He had been a successful commander of forces in the Netherlands and his Parliamentary appointments came with the commencement of the Civil War.

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

Price £1200.00

Ref:257

William and Mary, cast bronze medal, by Antonio Selvi

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William and Mary, an Italian baroque cast bronze complimentary medal, by Antonio Selvi (1679-1753), armoured bust right, hair long and lace cravat, GVILH III D G MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB REX, rev., bust of Mary left, in loose dress and pearl necklace, MARIA D G…, 82.5mm (MI 689/76; MI Plates LXXV, 4; V & T – ). Very fine, pierced.

Selvi produced medals of a number of English sitters and it is believed he may have spent some time in England.

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

Price £475.00

Ref:541

King Charles II, exile, silver badge, dated 1649

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 Charles II, exile, small oval silver badge, 1649, bust three-quarters right, hair long, in armour and with medal on ribband, “Carolus ‘ Secondus”, date “1649” below, rev., shield of Royal arms, crowned and within Garter, stamped in imitation of engraving
18mm x 16mm (MI 438/4; Pl XL, 9).

Edge smoothed and without suspension loop, good very fine and very rare.

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

Price £485.00

Ref:397

William III, The Act of Toleration, silver medal, 1689

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 William III, The Act of Toleration, cast silver medal, 1689, a mule of two medal reverses, by Philipp Heinrich Müller [Nurnberg], Britannia, attended by Religion and Liberty, takes the hand of William III, TE SERVATORE NON SERVIMVS, rev., two rings and hearts on altar with other emblems of love and marriage, a building façade beyond, DITANT CONCORDES – NUMINA NUPTOS, 45.5mm (obv., MI 683/64; Eim. 314; vL III, 392, 1; rev., Gopp 4075; Kahane 172).
Very fine.

The Act of Toleration gave freedom of religion amongst Protestants, though not Catholics. It seems an odd combination for a medal commemorating this cause to be joined to with a marriage medal.

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

Price £325.00

Ref:540

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

 

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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

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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

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