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Medal

Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1625 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver

  • Museum number:

    665-1906

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal commemorates the marriage of Charles I with Henrietta Maria of France on 13th June, 1625 in Canterbury. The marriage caused a lot of controversy as Henrietta was Roman Catholic

Charles I (b. 1600 - d. 1649) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27th March 1625 until his execution in 1649.

Physical description

Medal depicts on the obverse: the busts of Charles I and his wife and Queen Henrietta Maria, face to face. Above are rays from Heaven. He has a bare head and is in ruff, doublet buttoned, and the Order of the Garter suspended on a ribbon; she, with bejewelled hair, wears earrings, necklace, dress and a stiff ruff.
CH.MAG.ET.HEN.MA.BRIT.REX.ET.REG.
Reverse: A cupid walking to the right, scattering roses and lilies. FVNDIT.AMOR.LILIA.MIXTA.ROSIS.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1625 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silver

Marks and inscriptions

'CH.MAG.ET.HEN.MA.BRIT.REX.ET.REG.'
obverse

'FVNDIT.AMOR.LILIA.MIXTA.ROSIS'
reverse

1625
reverse, in the exergue

Dimensions

Diameter: 2.3 cm

Object history note

Given by Mrs. Glinn.

Historical context note

Medal commemorates the marriage of Charles I with Henrietta Maria, 13th June, 1625.

Descriptive line

Medal, silver, commemoration of the marriage of Charles I with Henrietta Maria, England, probably 1625

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1906, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 122

Materials

Silver

Subjects depicted

Earrings; Busts; Jewellery

Categories

Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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