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Charles I

Oval medal of Charles I (1600-1649), king of England, set into gilt metal frame with hanging loop. Obverse: Profile bust of Charles I looking to proper right; possibly signed under bust and inscribed at edge (very illegible) "[CAROLUS·]D·G·M·A·[G·]BRI·FR·ET·HI·RX". Reverse: Crowned...

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Obverse: Inscribed at edge "[CAROLUS·]D·G·M·A·[G·]BRI·FR·ET·HI·RX". Reverse: Inscribed on device "[HONE·SOIT·QUI·MAY·Y·PENSE]".


1965, Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes; 1965, bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 10, 1965)

Credit Line

The Edward Jackson Holmes Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

English, 17th century


Overall: 3 x 2.5 cm (1 3/16 x 1 in.) Other (Height with ring): 3.3 cm (1 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Metal; gilt bronze




Numismatics, Medallions