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Ref: 5878

Charles I, silver memorial medal by Roettier (1695), after van Dyck, scarce in silver

 

 

Obv: cuirassed 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: Almost extremely fine; Diameter: 34mm

References: MI i 347/201; E 162b; 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 £475

Charles I, Memorial Medal 1695, silver
Charles I, Memorial Medal 1695, silver

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