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1642 - 49 Charles I and Henrietta Maria Royalist Supporters Badge / Medal of presentation

£4,500

Charles I and Henrietta Maria, a cast silver badge by T. Rawlins, crowned bust of Charles right, rev. draped bust of Henrietta Maria left, wreath border, 59 x 42mm, 20.55g (MI I, 355/216; E 166a).

Like no other specimen we have seen of this type and must be amongst the finest preserved examples. Virtually as struck and breathtakingly beautiful. A true relic of the English Civil war, that we assume was given as a presentation piece and treasured by those who it was bestowed upon.

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