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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
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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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Queen Elizabeth I, 1589, by Nicholas Hilliard

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Elizabeth I, the Dangers Averted, uniface lead or pewter cast impression of the obverse, 1589, by Nicholas Hilliard (c.1547-1619), facing crowned bust in elaborate dress and high ruff collar, holding sceptre and orb, DITIOR IN TOTO NON ALTER CIRCVLVS ORBE, wide raised border, 66 x 62.5mm, believed to be 18th Century (MI 154/130; cf Eim. 62; MH 19; Scher [1994] 164;).
Small piercing at top, cast with hollowed reverse, very fine.

Provenance: The Michael Hall Collection, Part I, 2010

Price £500.00

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Charles I, cast silver medal, 1649, by Thomas Rawlins

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 Charles I, Death and Memorial, cast silver medal, 1649, by Thomas Rawlins, bust left, his hair long and holding a crown of thorns to his chest, CHRISTI TRACTO, legend around in two lines, IANII 30 1648 CAROLVS PRIMVS MORITVR ET VIVIT EST NOBILE VICENDI GENVS PATIENTIA, floral border, rev., in imitation of engraving, a rock buffeted by the winds and waves, IMMOTA TRIVMPHANS, corded border, 26. 5mm (MI 342/191; Platt I, type E, pp. 247- 248; Farquhar p. 270; Farquhar p. 269).

Nearly extremely fine, obverse deeply toned, extremely rare.

Price £2200.00

Ref:288

Richard Sackville, Earl of Dorset by Simon de Passe

180 180aRichard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset, (1590-1624), oval tin portrait medal, undated, in imitation engraving, by Simon de Passe, bust of Sackville three-quarters left (turning to viewer), wearing lace collar and doublet, the string of which he holds in his left hand, rev., Sackville arms with leopard supporters and crested helm, below in cartouche, TOVSIOVR LOYAL, legend around, CLARISSIMVS D RICHARD SACKVILE BARO BVCKHVRSTIÆ COMES DORCESTRIÆ, 53 x 46.5mm (MI 232/93).

Strictly fine and unusual as a soft-metal cast, pierced and plugged at top, excessively rare.

MI has placed this medal as 1624 but it was almost certainly made somewhat earlier. 1624 was both the year of Sackville’s death and the year that de Passe moved to Denmark. The silver specimen in the BM is listed in MI as “Unique?”. This is the only other specimen in the Falkiner Index.

Provenance: Ex Greta S Heckett Collection, Sotheby’s, 25 May 1977
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £1200.00

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King Charles II Irish coinage, silver, by George Bower

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Charles II, Pattern Halfcrown for an Irish coinage, silver, undated, by George Bower, laureate bust left, CAROLVS A CAROLO, rev., crowned harp within Garter, 34mm (MI 599/285). Strictly fine but extremely rare.
The puncheon for the image is the same as that on the Samuel Morland medal of 1681 (MI 582/258), a piece which MI does not hesitate to attribute to George Bower. That it is not struck “en médaille” (ie with a top common to both sides), does seem to point it to being a pattern coin; however if it is it has no official status.

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

Price £1200.00

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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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King Charles I, silver medal 1649 by Thomas Rawlins

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Charles I, Death and Memorial, cast silver medal, 1649, by Thomas Rawlins, bust left, his hair long and holding a crown of thorns to his chest, CHRISTI TRACTO, legend around in two lines, IANII 30 1648 CAROLVS PRIMVS MORITVR ET VIVIT EST NOBILE VICENDI GENVS PATIENTIA, floral border, rev., in imitation of engraving, a rock buffeted by the winds and waves, IMMOTA TRIVMPHANS, corded border, 27.5mm (MI 342/191; Platt I, type E, pp. 247-48), integral suspension loop and ring.

Good very fine, obverse deeply toned, extremely rare.

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

Price £SOLD

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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

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William Laud 1573-1645 Archbishop of Canterbury

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Laud prospered under the patronage of the Duke of Buckingham and was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1633. He supported the political and religious policies of Charles I and carried out Strafford’s policy of ‘Thorough’ in ecclesiastical affairs, working for uniformity of doctrine and practice. His attempt to impose uniformity on the church provoked armed resistance in Scotland. Parliament impeached and imprisoned him in 1640-1 and he was beheaded in 1645.

Artist: Sir Anthony Van Dyck

Size 16 x 10 cms

Price £10.00

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