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Baptism of Prince James, Duke of York, silver medal 1633, by Nicolas Briot

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The baptism of Prince James, Duke of York, silver medal, 1633, by Nicolas Briot, crowned arms of the Duke of York in oval, NON SIC MILLE COHORTS, rev., legend within wide floral border, IACOBVS DVX EBOR NAT 15 OCT BAPTIZ 24 NOVE 1633, 29mm (MI 268/65; Eim 126B; BMC [Jones] 161-163; Platt p.140). Extremely fine
The date is given as 15 October in error.

Nicholas Briot (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: Ex E. K. Barnsdale Collection, Spink, New York, 11 December, 2001
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £300.00