Princess Mary, Marriage to William II of Orange 1641, large silver medal by Johann Blüm
Obv: the Prince and Princess hold hands below heavenly rays and dove above, cherubs each side, palace and countryside beyond
Rev: William as Pallas tramples on Bellona and receives a laurel from Mary
Condition: Extremely fine, toned; Diameter: 72mm
References: MI i 287/100; E 137; vL II/251
Notes: Princess Mary (1631-1660) was the eldest daughter of Charles I and Henrietta Maria and first to be given the title Princess Royal (which I always thought was something of a tautology). She married William at the Chapel Royal on 2nd May 1641 aged just 9. She moved to the Netherlands with her mother upon the outbreak of the English Civil War and was the mother of William III of Orange, later king of England.