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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

King Charles I, Gold Unite, by Abraham Van der Doort Very fine and very rare.

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Charles I, pattern gold Unite, by Abraham Vanderdoort [van der Doort], mm. lis, armoured bust left, long hair falling over lace collar, wearing ribbon of the Garter George, rev., crowned royal arms in garnished oval shield, between crowned C – R, FLORENT CONCORDIA REGNA, 7.49g, 30mm (MI 374/269; Allen vi; Brooker 1239; North 2655; Wilson & Rasmussen 22; cf. Farquhar I, 178; Platt – ).

Very fine and very rare.

For a detailed account see ‘Abraham Vanderdort and the coinage of Charles I’, by Derek Allen from Helen Farquhar’s notes, NC 6, vol.1 (1941), pp. 54-75. This pattern (fig.6) is in the style of the pattern unite with mark of value, mm. plumes (fig.4) and the unique pattern five unites without mark of value, mm. rose (fig.5), better known as the Juxon Medal

Provenance: J.G. Brooker Collection. Ex. “Clarendon” Collection, pt. II, Captain Vivian Hewitt Collection.

Price £9200.00

Ref:335

Prince James, Duke of York, silver medal, 1633, by Nicolas Briot

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The baptism of Prince James, Duke of York, silver medal, 1633, by Nicolas Briot, crowned arms of the Duke of York in oval, NON SIC MILLE COHORTS, rev., legend within wide floral border, IACOBVS DVX EBOR NAT 15 OCT BAPTIZ 24 NOVE 1633, 28.5mm (MI 268/65; Eim 126B; BMC [Jones] 161-163; Platt p.140).
Very fine.
Nicholas Briot (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: The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £SOLD

Charles I, Dominion of the Sea, cast silver medal

Charles I, the Dominion of the Sea, cast silver medal, undated [1630], by Nicolas Briot, bust of the King right, wearing ruff, cloak ornamented with the royal ciphers CC and CH, Garter George suspended from ribbon, signed behind shoulder N BRIOT, CAROLVS I DG MAG BRITANIÆ FRAN ET HIB REX, rev., ship sailing right, NEC META MIHI QVÆ TERMINVS ORBE, 61mm (MI 256/40; BHM [Jones] 144-46; Eim. 118; vL II 227; MH 25; Farquhar I, 203; Platt, pp. 123-25), small contemporary suspension loop.

Extremely fine, richly toned and rare.
Provenance: Ex Papillon Collection, Bonhams Auction, 25 March, 1998 (lot 20).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals – Lot 217

Price £5,250.00

Ref:217

James I & Charles, Prince of Wales , engraved silver counter


James I (and Charles, Prince of Wales), engraved silver counter, workshops of Simon or Willem de Passe, c.1616, bust of James three-quarters right, wearing broad-brimmed hat with jewel, lace ruff, ermine robes and Collar of the Garter, GIVE THY IUDGEMENTS O GOD UNTO THE KING, set in a wide border, engraved in matching lettering with the legend found on the counter’s reverse, AND THY RIGHTEOVSNESS UNTO THE KINGS SONN, 36mm., (MI 376/272, for counter). Obverse extremely fine and the only example known to the cataloguers with this added border.
The reverse, with the portrait of Charles I, has been sacrificed to make something special of the image James and is damaged where fixed to the border. Many markers or counters ‘for reckoning and for play’ were stamped in imitation of engraving. In 1617 Nicholas Hilliard was granted a monopoly for 12 years of all engraved portraits of the King and the Royal Family. During this period he sold licences to other artists, including Simon Van de Passe and his brother. The British Museum catalogue records a unique engraved piece in the Cochran-Patrick collection similar to this but without the added border.

Provenance: Spink Auction, 26 March, 2008 (lot 8); Glendining’s, 18 March, 1989
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals – Lot 186

Price £400.00

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