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Ref: 5018

Charles I, bronze memorial medal by Roettier (1695), after van Dyck

 

 

Obv: bust of Charles I right, draped and with long hair

Rev: a hand holding a crown issues forth from a cloud, above a shepherdless flock of sheep

 

 

Condition: Very fine, traces of lacquer on obverse at 12 o’clock; Diameter: 51mm

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

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 £75

 

 

Charles I memorial medal by Roettier 1695

Charles I memorial medal by Roettier 1695

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