- Place of origin:
ca. 1625 (made)
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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.
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.
Reverse: A cupid walking to the right, scattering roses and lilies. FVNDIT.AMOR.LILIA.MIXTA.ROSIS.
Place of Origin
ca. 1625 (made)
Materials and Techniques
Marks and inscriptions
reverse, in the exergue
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.
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
Jewellery; Earrings; Busts
Coins & Medals; Sculpture; Portraits; Royalty