Charles I, birth of Prince Charles, silver medal, 1630, attributed to Nicolas Briot, cruciform arms of England and France, Scotland, France, and Ireland over radiant star, HACTENVS ANGLORVM NVLLI, rev., legend in five lines, within cartouche, HONOR PRIN MAG BRIT FRA ET HIB NAT 29 MAI ANN 1630, 30.5mm (MI 254/35; Eim. 116; Platt p. 128).
Extremely fine and toned.
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.
Provenance: Bt. Spink.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals