Category Archives: Medals

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

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 £135.00

Ref:1838

Croix du Combattant Volontaire French WW1 Medal Group 1914-1918


Croix du Combattant Volontaire
1914–1918
As awarded to
TERNISIEN Roger

Framed with certificate dated 2 July 1935
34 x 44 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

The Volunteer combatant’s cross 1914–1918 (“Croix du Combattant Volontaire 1914–1918”) is a French decoration that recognizes those who have volunteered to serve on the front in a combat unit during WWI When the “Médaille commémorative de la guerre 1914–1918” was established, it was anticipated that a clasp bearing “ENGAGÉ VOLONTAIRE” would be worn on its ribbon for those who had freely and voluntarily enlisted in the French Armed Forces for combat service. This clasp was produced, however it was short lived due to parliament demanding the establishment of a special insignia to distinguish the special merit of the voluntary combatant.
The Act of July 4, 1935 created the Croix du Combattant Volontaire, designated for those who volunteered to serve on the front in a combat unit during the Great War.

Price £SOLD

Ref:1836

Medal Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic Charles Dartois


Médaille Militaire & Croix de Guerre

As Awarded to
Charles Marc DARTOIS
Born 1881 Savigny, Vosges
Enlisted Épinal Class 1901
Corporal 160e & 146e régiments d’infanterie
Wounded at Chicourt August 1914 Battle of Lorrain
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 19 June 1922
With copies of some service records

Price £135.00

Ref:1851

Bergmann French WW1 Medal Group 1914-1918


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic & Croix de Guerre with star citation
As awarded to
Georges Albert BERGMANN
Canonnier – 1er régiment d’artillerie à pied (1er RAP). 22e batterie
Enlisted 1894 Seine 2e bureau (roll number 1948)
Mort pour la France le 22-01-1915 Puteaux
hôpital du Bastion, 75 – Paris

Framed with original memoire
49 x 33 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £125.00

Ref:1849

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

The Peace of Breda, Dutch lead medal, 1667

460 460a
The Peace of Breda, Dutch lead or pewter medal, 1667, unsigned, Peace, helped by a cherub, sets fire to a pile of military trophies, BELLO AB ANGLIS ILLATO …, rev., an aerial panoramic view of Breda, BREDA BELLONÆ SEDES …, 87mm (MI 530/178, not recorded in lead; vL II, 534).

Piercing at top, very fine.

Provenance: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals Ref.460

Price £165.00

Ref:460

King Charles II, Exile or Restoration gilt-silver badge

400400a

 
King Charles II, Exile or Restoration gilt-silver badge, crowned and draped bust left, hair long, rev., crowned Royal arms within Garter, wreath border to both sides, 19.5 x 15.5mm (MI 440/8, var.; pl. XL, 13).
Very fine.
MI records the badge from an example with the CAROLVS SECVNDVS legend.

Provenance: Richard. Falkiner, 2003.

Price £245.00

Ref:400

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

492 492a
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 Ref.492

Price £395.00

Ref:492

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