Charles II, Restoration 1660, large silver ‘Britanniae’ medal by John Roettier
Obv: draped and armoured bust right with short hair
Rev:Hercules, Minerva, Prudence, Peace and Mercury stand around an altar on which is a shield with an image of Britannia, Plenty reclining in foreground holding cornucopiae, BRITANNIAE in exergue
Condition: Extremely fine, edge bruise at 12 o’clock; Diameter: 63mm
Reference: MI I 460/54; E 214; vL II/464
Notes: The medal is an optimistic statement for the future of Britain now that the throne had been restored to Charles II.