1642 - 49 Charles I Royalist Badge by Thomas Rawlins
Charles I and Henrietta Maria, gilt-silver Royalist Badge, by Thomas Rawlins, crowned and armoured bust of Charles right, in high relief, with lace collar, sash and Garter George on ribbon, incised legend, CAROLVS DG REX, the outer border as Garter with incised motto, HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE, rev., bust of Henrietta left, her hair tied back and curled at sides, wearing pearl necklace, incised legend, HENRETA MARIA DG REG, 35.5 x 26mm (MI 355/217; Platt I, type C, p. 188).
Good very fine and toned, but lacks suspension loop, extremely rare
Ex Christopher Foley Collection of Early English Medals, Woolley and Wallis 16th October 2014
Ex M&H Coins