Category Archives: Medals

Superb French Great War Medal Collection


12 Awards mounted and framed
All in good condition with original ribbons as awarded
Contained in a period French gilt wood frame.

Royal, Imperial and National Order of the Legion of Honour, 3rd Republic, officer (Ordre Royal, Impérial et National de la Légion d’Honneur, 3ème République, officier), 1870-1951 issue

Croix de Guerre
French WWI War Cross
1914-1917 issue Three star citation and palm leaf

Combatant’s Cross
(Croix du Combattant) 1914-1918

Medal Commemorative of the Great War
(Médaille commémorative de la Grande Guerre) 1914-1918

Médaille Militaire
3rd Republic 1870–1940

Inter-Allied Victory Medal, French official issue
(Médaille Inter-Alliée de la Victoire) 1914-1918 by Morlon,

Order of Social Merit, officer
(Ordre du Mérite Social, officier)

Medal for the Military Wounded
(Médaille des Blessés Militaires)

Verdun Medal, Rare Revillon version (Médaille de Verdun, modèle Revillon)
with Verdun bar

Medal of the National Union of Combatants
(Médaille de l’Union Nationale des Combattants)

Medal Commemorative of the 50th Anniversary of the Great War (Médaille Commémorative de la 50ème Anniversaire de la Grande Guerre), 1968,

Medal of Honour of Posts and Telegraphs, silver version
(Médaille d’Honneur des Postes et Télégraphes, 2ème modèle)

Frame size 33 x 27 cms

Price £375.00

Ref:2128

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 £SOLD

Ref:123

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 £45.00

Ref:1838

Louis XIIII 1650 Consilio Nil Nisi Briot

1776 1776a2

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

Ref:1776

King Charles I, silver Royalist badge, by Thomas Rawlins

323323a

 
Charles I, a miniature silver Royalist badge, by Thomas Rawlins, bust of Charles I left, his hair falling over plain lace collar, rev., in incuse, crowned shield of arms within Garter, 15.5 x 11mm (MI 363/240; pl. XXXII/18; Platt I, p. 290, type O, not illustrated), integral suspension loop.

Very fine with dark tone and very rare.

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

Price £320.00

Ref:323

King Louis XIV, naval action off Beachy Head 1690, by J. Mauger

549549a

Louis XIV, naval action off Beachy Head [Bévéziers], French copper medal, 1690, by J. Mauger, bust right with flowing hair, rev., Louis enthroned in pavilion gives instructions to Victory who holds palm branch and three arrows, VICTORIA OBSEQVENS, further legend in exergue, 41.5mm (MI 711/125; vL IV, 15, 3; MH 110; Divo 231).

Extremely fine.

From the series of medals depicting Medallic History of Louis XIV.

Price £SOLD

Ref:549

Peace of Ryswick Dutch silver medel 1697, by Jan Luder

578 578a
The Peace of Ryswick [Rijswijk], small Dutch silver medallet, 1697, by Jan Luder, Charity raises a kneeling mother with child in her arms, rev., military trophies burning on an altar, DER VREEDE TOT RYSWK GESLOOTEN, 20.5mm (MI 174/464; vL IV, 248).
Extremely fine.
These medallets were given to those who participated in a celebratory lottery in the town of Muiden.

Price £SOLD

Ref:578

King Charles II, Exile or Restoration gilt-silver badge

399399a
Charles II, Exile or Restoration gilt-silver badge, crowned bust right, hair long over lace collar, in incuse, CAROLVS SECVNDVS, rev., in incuse, crowned Royal arms within Garter, C – R to either side of crown, 32.5 x 21.5mm (MI 440/9, illus.; pl. XL/14), integral suspension loop.

Very fine.

Provenance: Ex E. K. Barnsdale Collection, Spink, New York, 2001

Price £SOLD

Ref:399

John Gidley 1632-1713, surgeon, oval bronze portrait medal, 1682

499499a

 John Gidley (1632-c. 1713), surgeon, uniface oval bronze portrait medal, 1682, bust right, mantle around shoulders, JOANNES GIDLEY LOND, AD 1682 E S 50, 71 x 58mm (MI 590/268; Brettauer 401).

Very fine and extremely rare.

John Gidley was born and baptized in Winkleigh, Devon. He finished his education at Exeter College, Oxford, 1653/54 and gained an M.A. in 1660. He was a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Barber-Surgeons’ Company. His brother Bartholomew was a famous Royalist during the Civil War whist some of his descendants emigrated to Newport, Rhode Island.

Provenance: Bt T. Millett, March 2009.

Price £600.00

Ref:499