Category Archives: English

Foley Collection of English Medals of the 15th-17th Centuries


Subject: English Medals of the 15th-17th Centuries

With nearly 600 lots of individual medals, such a dispersal is exceedingly rare and has hardly been equalled in size and scope for completeness in the last 100 years. Well illustrated heavy catalogue of 591 lots with extensive text. This catalogue  is an invaluable reference work for any serious collector of English Medals.

Auction house: Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury
Date: 16 October 2014
Condition: As New

Price £9


Sir Joseph Banks 1743-1820 Explorer and botanist

Naturalist, patron of science and President of the Royal Society, 1778-1820. Banks sailed with Captain Cook to the Pacific on his first voyage aboard the Endeavour, 1768-71, and compiled a unique natural history collection. Banks held a position of great influence in the scientific world and he advised on ventures such as the Kew Botanic Gardens and the first British colonies in Australia.

Engraved by Wagstaff
Painted by Thomas Philips
Size 27 x 19 cm

Price £14.00


William Pitt Amherst 1773-1857

William Pitt Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst, GCH, PC was a British diplomat and colonial administrator. He was Governor-General of India between 1823 and 1828.

Engraved by S.Freeman 1846
Painted by Thomas Lawrence
Size 28 x 22 cm

Price £14.00