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Ref: 2829

Charles I, memorial medal circa 1695, bronze, by J and N Roettier

 

 

Obv: armoured bust of Charles I right

 

Rev: hand from cloud holds celestial crown above sheep in a landscape

 

 

References: MI i 346/200; E 162a; The Medal (Autumn 1989, pp4-5), where Antony Griffiths has shown that these medals were advertised in the London Gazette for 18/22 April 1695.

 

Condition:Extremely fine or nearly so; Diameter: 50mm

 

 

Notes: Charles I was executed on 30th January 1649, and these medals are now thought to date from the reign of William III. The diarist John Evelyn, writing in Numismata, considered the portrait on these medals “incomparably the most resembling his serene countenance when fullest of princely vigour”. The portrait is after van Dyck.

 

Price £120

Charles I, memorial medal circa 1695, bronze

Charles I, memorial medal circa 1695, bronze

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