Tag Archives: Early Medal

King Charles I, cast lead medal 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger

 
Cast lead medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger, conjoined busts of Charles I and Henrietta Maria right, dividing date 16 – 36, he in armour wearing wide lace collar and Garter George on ribbon, she with pearl necklace, CAR ET MAR DG ANGL FRANC ET HIBER RR, rev., seated figures of Justice and Peace, embracing, two infant genii in attendance, IVSTITIA ET PAX OSCVLATÆ SVNT PSAL 84, 55mm (MI 278/82; Eim. 128). The variety with a stop point between the two R’s at end of obverse legend,

Very fine and very rare.

The Anglo Dutch Fishing Treaty of 1636 saw the Dutch pay £30,000 to be permitted to fish in British waters. Some of the money was financed the deployment of a fleet to clear the seas of pirates.

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

Price £480.00

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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

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

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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

Price £395.00

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Charles I, silver medal, 1649, by Hans Reinhardt

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King Charles I, a German hollow silver Memorial medal, 1649, by Hans Reinhardt the younger, signed HR in monogram on reverse, conjoined busts right of Charles and Henrietta Maria, he, in armour slightly turned, hair falling over plain lace collar, wearing Garter George on ribbon, she with pearl necklace, CAROLVS ET MARIA DG MAG BRITAN FRANE ET HIBER Rx ET Ra, rev., a seven headed monster rampant over the head of Charles and the crown and scepter, HEV QVÆNAM HÆC INSANIAVULGI
, 75mm (MI 350/209, illus.; vL -; Eim. 159; BDM VIII, 155-156; Platt p. 259).

A superb medal, nearly extremely fine and extremely rare.

The obverse was first used on the medal for the Anglo-Dutch Fishing Treaty of 1636, with the numerals of the date 16=36 to either side of the busts and with a reverse depicting Justice and Peace embracing (MI 279/ 84).

Price £5200.00

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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

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

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*THIS MEDAL WAS STOLEN WHILE IN TRANSIT WITH TNT TO THE CARIBBEAN* May 2016
If you are offered this item or see it advertised for sale please contact me or the police*
Listed on the Art Loss Register as stolen

Substantial reward offered for information that leads to its recovery

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).
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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Charles I, silver medal, 1630, by Nicolas Briot

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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

Price £195.00

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King Louis XIV, 1689 by Henri Roussel

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Louis XIV, James II received by Louis XIV, French cast bronze medal, 1689, by Henri Roussel, laureate but right, LVDOVICVS MAGNVS REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS, rev., legend within wreath of roses and pomegranates, OB REGEM REGINAM ET PRINCIPEM MAGNÆ BRITANNIÆ SERVATOS, 66.5mm (MI 654/12; Woolf 6.3b; vL III, 372)

A cast of good quality, good very fine.

The medal is a cast of a struck silver medal of which MI states, “This is one of the rarest medals of Louis XIV”.
Provenance: Bt. C. Riley, May, 2009.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £460.00

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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, extremely rare.

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

Price £350.00

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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, extremely rare,

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

Price £1650.00

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