Category Archives: Irish

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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Robert Boyle 1627-1691

Robert Boyle FRS was an Anglo-Irish natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, and inventor. Boyle is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry, and one of the pioneers of modern experimental scientific method

Artist: William Faithorne

Size 20 x 16 cms

Price £28.00

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Martin Archer Shee 1769-1850

The Irish-born Shee was primarily a portrait painter. He moved to London in 1788 where, after working as an engraver, he enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools in 1790. He was elected a full academician in 1805 An energetic reformer, Shee published Rhymes on Art, or the Remonstrance of a Painter (1800) which called for national support for the arts.

Artist: Sir Martin Archer Shee

Size 19 x 13 cms

Price £18.00

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Edmund Burke 1729-1797

Edmund Burke was an Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament between 1766 and 1794 in the House of Commons with the Whig Party after moving to London in 1750.
Size 10 x 16 cms
Price £28.00

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Laurence Sterne 1713-1768

Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.
Artist: Ridley
Date:
Size 8 x 12 cms
Price £14.00

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Laurence Sterne 1713-1768

Laurence Sterne was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.
Artist: Reynolds
Date:
Size 15 x 20 cms
Price £28.00

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Laurence Sterne 1713-1768

Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.
Artist: Vertielst
Date:
Size 9 x 15 cms
Price £14.00

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