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Superb French Great War Medal Group


12 Awards mounted and framed
All in good condition with original ribbons as awarded
Contained in a period French gilt wood frame.

Royal, Imperial and National Order of the Legion of Honour, 3rd Republic, officer (Ordre Royal, Impérial et National de la Légion d’Honneur, 3ème République, officier), 1870-1951 issue

Croix de Guerre
French WWI War Cross
1914-1917 issue Three star citation and palm leaf

Combatant’s Cross
(Croix du Combattant) 1914-1918

Medal Commemorative of the Great War
(Médaille commémorative de la Grande Guerre) 1914-1918

Médaille Militaire
3rd Republic 1870–1940

Inter-Allied Victory Medal, French official issue
(Médaille Inter-Alliée de la Victoire) 1914-1918 by Morlon,

Order of Social Merit, officer
(Ordre du Mérite Social, officier)

Medal for the Military Wounded
(Médaille des Blessés Militaires)

Verdun Medal, Rare Revillon version (Médaille de Verdun, modèle Revillon)
with Verdun bar

Medal of the National Union of Combatants
(Médaille de l’Union Nationale des Combattants)

Medal Commemorative of the 50th Anniversary of the Great War (Médaille Commémorative de la 50ème Anniversaire de la Grande Guerre), 1968,

Medal of Honour of Posts and Telegraphs, silver version
(Médaille d’Honneur des Postes et Télégraphes, 2ème modèle)

Frame size 33 x 27 cms

Price £375.00

Ref:2128

French WWI 1914-18 Médaille Militaire Adjutant-chef 151e regiment infantry


Médaille Militaire 3rd Republic 1870–1940
As Awarded to
Edmond Maxime Emile VINCENT
Adjudant-chef 151e et 351e régiments d’infanterie
Born 29 May 1879 Paris, died 21 December 1951 Chatellerault
Contained in a French period frame with original Medaille Militaire award certificate signed by the Chef du Bureau 12 Febuary 1914
41 x 52 cm
Glazing replaced with plexi glass for shipping

Price £45.00

Ref:1838

King Charles I, silver Royalist badge, by Thomas Rawlins

323323a

 
Charles I, a miniature silver Royalist badge, by Thomas Rawlins, bust of Charles I left, his hair falling over plain lace collar, rev., in incuse, crowned shield of arms within Garter, 15.5 x 11mm (MI 363/240; pl. XXXII/18; Platt I, p. 290, type O, not illustrated), integral suspension loop.

Very fine with dark tone and very rare.

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

Price £320.00

Ref:323

William III, The Act of Toleration, silver medal, 1689

540 540a

 William III, The Act of Toleration, cast silver medal, 1689, a mule of two medal reverses, by Philipp Heinrich Müller [Nurnberg], Britannia, attended by Religion and Liberty, takes the hand of William III, TE SERVATORE NON SERVIMVS, rev., two rings and hearts on altar with other emblems of love and marriage, a building façade beyond, DITANT CONCORDES – NUMINA NUPTOS, 45.5mm (obv., MI 683/64; Eim. 314; vL III, 392, 1; rev., Gopp 4075; Kahane 172).
Very fine.

The Act of Toleration gave freedom of religion amongst Protestants, though not Catholics. It seems an odd combination for a medal commemorating this cause to be joined to with a marriage medal.

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

Price £SOLD

Ref:540

King Charles II Irish coinage, silver, by George Bower

506a506

 

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

Ref:506

King Louis XIV, 1689 by Henri Roussel

529529a

 

Louis XIV, James II received by Louis XIV, French cast bronze medal, 1689, by Henri Roussel, laureate but right, LVDOVICVS MAGNVS REX CHRISTIANISSIMVS, rev., legend within wreath of roses and pomegranates, OB REGEM REGINAM ET PRINCIPEM MAGNÆ BRITANNIÆ SERVATOS, 66.5mm (MI 654/12; Woolf 6.3b; vL III, 372)

A cast of good quality, good very fine.

The medal is a cast of a struck silver medal of which MI states, “This is one of the rarest medals of Louis XIV”.
Provenance: Bt. C. Riley, May, 2009.
The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

Price £460.00

Ref:529

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

240a 240
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