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Charles I: Memorial

Circular medal of Charles I, king of England, commemorating his death. Pierced at bottom edge. Obverse: Two overlapping busts looking to proper left; inscribed at edge "CAROLVS ET MARIA D·G·MAG·BRITAN·FRANE·ET HIBER·RX·ET RA [rosette]". Reverse: Rampant dragon at proper right attacking...

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Inscription

Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS ET MARIA D·G·MAG·BRITAN·FRANE·ET HIBER·RX·ET RA [rosette]". Reverse: Inscribed at edge "HEV QVAENAM HAEC INSANIA VULGI!" and on mass below "HR".

Provenance

By 1970, Cyril Humphris, London; 1970, sold by Cyril Humphris to the MFA. (Accession date: September 16, 1970)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

English, 1649

Object Place

England

Dimensions

Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)

Accession Number

1970.439

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver (hallow cast and chased)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Numismatics, Medals