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Ships burnt in the Medway & Proclamation of Peace, silver medal, 1667, by Pieter van Abeele

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The ships burnt in the Medway and the Proclamation of Peace, silver medal, 1667, by Pieter van Abeele, the burning ships near Chatham, to right a vessel sinks, inscription on a ‘shell’ below. “Jun . 1667 Door Order van haer E. Hoogh Mog onder ‘t’beleyt van d . Heer . R . Mich . A . d . Ruyter L . Ad . generael syn besprongen op de Rivier van Chattam d Coninckx Oorloogh Schepen en die verbrant en gesonken”, rev., Peace seated on trophies, infant genii to either side and stands of shields, “Den 6 Serptembr Ano 1667 is de Vreede …van Groot-Britanien gepublifeert” , 72.5mm (MI 533/182; vL II, 559; MH 584; Pax 266).

 

Very fine and extremely rare.

 

 

Price £3450.00

 

Ref:461

 

Charles I, gold medal, 1633, by Nicolas Briot *STOLEN*

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Charles I, the return to London, cast gold medal, 1633, by Nicolas Briot, king on horseback left, holding sceptre in right hand, Eye of Providence above, plumed helmet on flowery ground below, CAROLVA AVGVSTISS ET INVICTISS MAG BRIT FRAN ET HIB MONARCHA – 1633, rev., a panoramic view of the city of London, with St Paul’s and old London Bridge, SOL ORBEM RADIANS SIC REX ILLVMINAT URBEM, view of the city of London, sun above, a small E to the left of the sun, 42.5mm (MI 266/62; Eim.124; CP.20/4; BMC [Jones] 158a; Platt p. 135, type B, this specimen illustrated).
*THIS MEDAL WAS STOLEN WHILE IN TRANSIT* May 2016
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Listed on the Art Loss Register

Very fine, extremely rare.

Whilst the medal commemorates the king’s return to London following his Coronation in Scotland, Charles did not enter the city directly due to an outbreak of the plague.

Price £STOLEN

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Queen Elizabeth I, 1589, by Nicholas Hilliard

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Elizabeth I, the Dangers Averted, uniface lead or pewter cast impression of the obverse, 1589, by Nicholas Hilliard (c.1547-1619), facing crowned bust in elaborate dress and high ruff collar, holding sceptre and orb, DITIOR IN TOTO NON ALTER CIRCVLVS ORBE, wide raised border, 66 x 62.5mm, believed to be 18th Century (MI 154/130; cf Eim. 62; MH 19; Scher [1994] 164;).
Small piercing at top, cast with hollowed reverse, very fine.

Provenance: The Michael Hall Collection, Part I, 2010

Price £500.00

Ref:89

Charles I, cast 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, 26. 5mm (MI 342/191; Platt I, type E, pp. 247- 248; Farquhar p. 270; Farquhar p. 269).

Nearly extremely fine, obverse deeply toned, extremely rare.

Price £2200.00

Ref:288

Richard Sackville, Earl of Dorset by Simon de Passe

180 180aRichard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset, (1590-1624), oval tin portrait medal, undated, in imitation engraving, by Simon de Passe, bust of Sackville three-quarters left (turning to viewer), wearing lace collar and doublet, the string of which he holds in his left hand, rev., Sackville arms with leopard supporters and crested helm, below in cartouche, TOVSIOVR LOYAL, legend around, CLARISSIMVS D RICHARD SACKVILE BARO BVCKHVRSTIÆ COMES DORCESTRIÆ, 53 x 46.5mm (MI 232/93).

Strictly fine and unusual as a soft-metal cast, pierced and plugged at top, excessively rare.

MI has placed this medal as 1624 but it was almost certainly made somewhat earlier. 1624 was both the year of Sackville’s death and the year that de Passe moved to Denmark. The silver specimen in the BM is listed in MI as “Unique?”. This is the only other specimen in the Falkiner Index.

Provenance: Ex Greta S Heckett Collection, Sotheby’s, 25 May 1977
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £1200.00

Ref:180

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 £SOLD 

Ref:516

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 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

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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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