Tag Archives: Early Medal

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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King Charles I, cast bronze medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the Younger

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Charles I, the Anglo-Dutch Fishing Treaty, cast bronze medal, 1636, by Hans Reinhardt the younger,  conjoined busts of Charles I and Henrietta Maria, he in armour wearing 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 279/84; Eim. 128b). About very fine and very rare.
The smaller size of this medal, which is normally manufactured in silver. MI lists a bronze specimen in the Ashmolean Museum.

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: Bt. R. Falkiner, January, 2001.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £SOLD

Ref:240

Elizabeth Cleypole [Claypole] daughter of Oliver Cromwell

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Elizabeth Cleypole [Claypole] (1629-1658), second daughter of Oliver Cromwell, oval uniface bronze medal, a Stuart restitution after the medal by John Kirk copying Thomas Simon, struck mid-late 18th century, bust right, her hair in ringlets, wearing necklace, within raised laurel wreath border, 50 x 41mm (MI 431/76; cf. Platt II, p. 40). Extremely fine

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

Price £SOLD

Ref:386

Charles I, silver medal, 1648, by Nicholas Briot

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Charles I, the call to unanimity, silver medal, 1648, by Nicholas Briot, laureate bust right, CAROLVS I DG ANG SCOT FR ET HIB REX, signed B (on its side) below, rev., three crowns of the kingdoms linked with cord, VNITÆ INVICTÆ, stars in legend, 28mm (MI 336/179; Eim. 154; Platt I, p. 213, type A). Nearly extremely fine, scarce.

Provenance: Bonhams Auction, 14 April, 2004 (lot 586).
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £SOLD

Ref:282

King 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,
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals – Lot 217

Price £6,250.00

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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