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ENGLAND. Henry VIII, 1509-1547. Dassier Commemorative Medal, 40mm, 41.5g - a modern copy struck in lead. Interesting, about as struck.


ENGLAND. STUART. James I. 1603-1625. Silver Medal.  (41mm, 12.13 g). Commemorating the Peace with Spain. Dated 1604. IACOBVS D G ANG SCO : FR : ET HIB RE, armored bust facing slightly right, wearing crowned and plumed hat, jewel under the brim, and fallen lace collar / HINC PAX COPIA CLARAQ RELIGIO, Peace standing right, holding palm branch over shoulder and cornucopia set on ground, facing Religion standing left, holding beacon and cross over shoulder; A 1604 in exergue. Hawkins p. 194, 15. Good VF, toned, very rare.  Medal housed within ornate open-work frame, the loop for suspension having been removed.


ENGLAND. Charles I 1630 silver Briot medal.  Struck to mark the birth of the future King Charles II. 34mm, M.I 254/36. EF.


ENGLAND. 1640s Charles I & Henrietta Maria silver Loyalist Medal.  Worn by their  supporters, this one a type with no loops, so presumably of a type to be sewed into or hidden in the clothing. M.I. 355/218. 27x21mm, 5.5 grams. VF & rare.


ENGLAND. 1640s Charles I Royalist silver medalet. 21 x 18mm, Fine.


GREAT BRITAIN, James II period, George Bower. fl. 1650-1689.  

Opposition to the Declaration of Indulgence.

William Sancroft. Archbishop of Canterbury, 1677-1690. Silver Medal (52mm, 59.40 g). Archbishop Sancroft and the Bishops. Dated 1688. GUIL SANCROFT ARCHIEPISC CANTUAR M D C L XXXVIII, bust right, wearing camauro and canonical robes / Seven medallions of the Bishops committed to the Tower of London: Bishops Henry Compton (middle London), Francis Turner (upper right, proceeding clockwise Ely), Thomas Ken (Bath), Sir John Trelawney (Bristol), Thomas White (Peterborough), John Lake (Chichester), and William Lloyd (St. Asaph); twelve stars around. MI 39; cf. Eimer 288 (legends). EF, attractively toned. Exceptional condition for type.

Large lead Medal of William III, issued in 1694 to commemorate the death of Mary.

Obverse : Draped bust of Mary right, wearing pearls and tiara in hair,  'D . G . MAG . BRIT . FRAN . HIB . REGINA   Reverse : A mourning Britannia seated holding an extinguished torch, against a monument bearing Mary's portrait, 'TRISTITIA PVBLICA', The public sorrow.   Below 'OBIT  VII . ID . IAN . MDCLXXXXV', Died 7th. Jan. 1695. (Old date !) Medal by Jan Luder (ILF [Jan Luder fecit] on truncation). MI  114/348      57.5mm. 34.93gm. VF.

Mary had contracted smallpox and when it became obvious that it was very serious William scarcely left her bedside.  After her death the intensity of his sorrow was confirmed by his total inability to attend to the business of State and his repeated faintings.

Mary II (30 April 1662 28 December 1694) reigned as Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1689 until her death. Mary, a Protestant, came to the thrones following the Glorious Revolution, which resulted in the deposition of her Roman Catholic father, James II and VII. Mary reigned jointly with her husband and first cousin, William III and II, who became the sole ruler of both countries upon her death in 1694. Popular histories usually refer to the joint reigns as those of "William and Mary". Mary, the blood sovereign, wielded less power than William during the parts of her reign when William remained in England, ceding most of her authority to her husband, though he heavily relied on her. She did, however, govern the realms alone when William was engaged in military campaigns abroad, proving herself to be a powerful, firm, and effective ruler. She was very active in the Church of England, which she ruled as its Supreme Governor. Though she shared the post with her husband, she largely exercised its power alone.


GB. 1694 Mary Death Medal. A large, bronze medal by the Roettier brothers.  Medallic Illustrations 111/343. 49mm, 50.5 grams. Engraved by James & Norbert Roettier at the Tower Mint. Sold at 5 shillings each during 1694/95. Attractive tone, with a few usual surface marks, gVF.


GB 1702 Anne Coronation medal. In silver, 35mm, very attractive, EF and scarce.


GB. Anne, 1702 Silver Accession medal, 8th March 1702.  36mm, 15.46 grams, MI 227/1, by Croker.  Occasion of the famous "Entirely English" speech. Old violet tone, VF/gVF.


GB. Anne. 1704 Silver Medal. "Queen Anne's Bounty" Silver Medal, 45mm, 36.46 grams. High relief bust of Anne, old grey tone, near EF.


GB. George I 1714 Coronation Medalet or jeton in silver. 25mm diameter, gVF with a lovely portrait and scarce.


GB. George I 1714 Coronation Medal in silver. 35mm diameter, gVF and scarce.


Medals of the Kings and Queens of England  by Jean Dassier.

These medals were struck by the Swiss Medalist Jean Dassier and produced in 1731. They illustrate the Kings and Queens of England, beginning with the Normans - William the Conqueror 1066-1087 and conclude with George II. These medals were produced for collectors who wanted a chronological series of their own monarchs, much the same as they collected the Roman Emperors on coins, which was a popular pastime of this period. John Evelyn's "Numismata" from 1694 set out this form of arrangement, which was later expanded upon by John Pinkerton in his "Essay on Medals" written in 1784. There was no known likeness for some of these monarchs, Dassier therefore based their portraits on the imagined engravings in the "History of England" by Paul de Rapin-Thoyras.


GB. Dassier Medals of Kings and Queens of England.

Stephen 1135-1154

Edward I 1272-1307

Edward III 1327-1377

In old collectors packets, near as struck. Email to save.


GB. Oliver Cromwell memorial Medal.  In silver by Dassier, circa 1731, 38mm, 30.4 grams. Scrape on cheek, otherwise EF or better, very rare.


Dassier Medals complete set in fitted mahogany box.  

Complete and original set of Jean Dassier (1676-1763) medallions of the Kings and Queens of England, in fitted box. Jean Dassier, a native of Geneva, worked in London and produced the dies for this series in 1731. This set covers all the reigning monarchs of England from William I to George II; and as well as including Oliver Cromwell, has in addition to the George II dedication example, a further George II medallion with reverse legend "TRIUMPH UBIQUE" and a medallion of his consort Queen Caroline. 35 medallions in total in  the mahogany fitted case. 

The medallions, which are in fine, original condition, measure  approximately 42mm, (1.65in) in diameter, (though that of Cromwell is slightly smaller). 

The set, including box, weighs 2.4 kg; 5.5 lbs. The case measures 13"x 10".  The green baize inside the case is intact, no tears , just minor wear commensurate with age. The case has a small crack top left at the back about 3" long; and a crack across the bottom at back (as shown). The hinges are intact and secure. A wonderful set of early, original Dassier medallions.


20th Century copies of Dassier Medals. All approx 38-39mm and decent reproductions. 

Edward V
Henry VII 
Edward VI
James I
James II.



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Later historical medals after 1731.


GB George II. 1736 Jernigan's Prize Lottery silver Medal.  Queen Caroline, wife of George II. MI 517/72. 20.5 grams, 38mm, a few rim bumps, Fine.

Henry Jernegan, born in Norfolk, banker and goldsmith of Russell Street, Covent Garden, organized a lottery for a large silver wine-cistern in 1737. The price of each ticket was six shillings and the purchaser received one of these medals worth just under three shillings. Queen Caroline lent her enthusiastic support and a large number of tickets was sold. The great cistern is now in the Hermitage Museum. 

The piece also has an American interest as the reverse supposedly alludes to Queen Caroline 'nurturing' the new colonies of the Carolinas and therefore this medal is included in Betts.


GB. George II. 1739 Admiral Vernon - Portobello taken with six ships.  AE Medallion, 36mm, portrait of Vernon/Ships entering Portobello harbour. Near VF.

In the 1730's the Spanish ruled the New World from Florida and California south to the southern-most tip of South America. The British were limited to the mainland to north of Florida and were not allowed to trade with the Spanish colonies and thus tensions grew between Britain  and  Spain.  A sea-captain by the name of Jenkin accused the Spanish of illegally boarding his ship and cutting off his ear when he resisted. In one account he threw the ear on a table in the presence of Parliament. Thus started the "War of Jenkin's Ear".
The British viewed the Spanish fortifications in the New World with awe and respect, especially Portobello and Cartagena.  Portobello (sometimes written as two words - Porto Bello) was a fortified port (in what is now Panama) where Spanish gold and silver mined from Peru and elsewhere was collected and shipped back to Spain. The British had attempted to take it in 1726 with twenty ships and failed. Captain Edward Vernon boasted to Parliament that he could take Portobello with only six ships. He was given a commission as Vice-Admiral of the Blue, placed in command of a group of ships and given his chance. Sending an seventh "extra" ship away on another mission, Admiral Vernon successfully captured Portobello with six ships as he had boasted. The population of Britain was elated, and these medals were issued to celebrate the occasion.
GB. 1750 George III. Death of Prince of Wales.  Bronze, 36mm, gVF.$100

GB. George IV Elgin medal. Bronze, AE 47mm. Theseus, EF.

The Elgin marbles came mainly from the Parthenon, the temple of Athene on the Aeropolis in Athens, Greece. They were part of the frieze and pediment. They were the work of Phidias under the government of Pericles about 440 B.C. 
Thomas Lord Elgin, began the collection of these marbles during his mission to the Ottoman Porte in 1802. The collection was purchased by the British government for 35,000 British pounds and placed in the museum in 1816. The ship transporting the marbles was shipwrecked, but the marbles were recovered from the sea several months later.

1827 George IV. Death of George Canning, by A.Galle.  
AE, 51mm diameter, Extremely Fine. 

GB. 1835 William IV Retrospective Pattern Three Graces Crown.  In base metal, 39mm. A modern reproduction of what a crown, had it been made, might have looked like at the time...

Charites, known in Greek mythology as The Three Graces, goddesses of such things as charm, beauty, and creativity. In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae.

 Measuring appx 39mm across the coin follows in the tradition of Matthew Young, WJ Taylor, Reginald Hth, Lauer, Bonomi and the like.


GB, 1838 Queen Victoria Coronation medal.  50mm, white metal. Very Fine.

GB 1858 Commemorative  Medal.  White Metal, 39mm. Marriage of Princess Victoria to Prince of Prussia, VF.$35
GB 1870 Commemorative Uniface Medal.   50mm.  Portrait of Charles Dickens, VF.$25

GB 1871 Commemorative Medal.   39mm.  Matthew Boulton and James Watt. (Brown 2922) Age spot o/w VF and scarce.

Commemorates the famous pioneers of the Steam press, makers of the Cartwheel coinage used in colonial Australia & America.


GB. 1880 Sunday Schools 100th Anniversary. In white metal. 23.8 grams, 42mm diameter. A few minor marks and contacts, overall of pleasing appearance, VF.


Attractive 19th Century GB Prize Medal - 48mm. Confectioners, Bakers & Allied Trades Annual International Exhibition. Bronze, 58 grams, 48mm diameter. Awarded to J Franklin. A few age spots and contacts, still pretty, VF.


GB. Victoria. 19th century medal. For General Improvement.  In White Metal.  44mm, VF.


GB 1897 Nelson Foudroyant Medal. 38mm. Copper. Launched at Plymouth in April 1798, wrecked at Blackpool June 16th 1897. Medal struck from copper from the ship. Viscount Nelson born 29th September 1758 Died 21st October 1805. A few reverse scratches in field otherwise near EF.

HMS Foudroyant was launched in Plymouth in 1798, as a second rate line of battle ship with 80 guns (variable throughout her career). Measurements were 2,062 tons, 184ft x 51ft. Usual armament included 30x 32pdrs, 32x 24pdrs, 14x 12pdrs and 12 carronades. She was Nelson's flagship from 1799 to 1800, then being described a 3rd rate battleship and used during the campaign to recapture Naples. In 1862, she was converted to a training ship and served the Plymouth gunnery school, HMS Cambridge. In 1892, she was sold for breaking up to a German firm for one thousand pounds. Because of her association with Nelson, there was a public outcry including a Punch cartoon by Linley Sambourne. She was purchased by George Wheatley Cobb for twenty thousand pounds (his own expense) with a view for display at various ports and a sail training ship. She was wrecked at Blackpool in a gale on 16th June 1897. The salvage terms were that the company involved received two thousand pounds only if they re-floated her. If they failed, they could buy the wreck for ten pounds. The ship was unsalvageable and the company recovered some of their expenses by making souvenirs from the timber and copper and selling them. Hundreds of different varieties were sold, including medallions, coins, items of furniture and walking sticks.


GB Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs, 39mm in copper.  Very pretty, showing shooting scenes, gVF.


GB Edward VII 1902 Coronation Medal. Copper, 38mm. Hotel Metropole, London. gVF.


GB. Coronation of Edward VII 1902. white metal (32mm) on small red / white / blue ribbon. A few small discolourations, gVF.


GB. Coronation of Edward VII 1902.  Brass (41mm) by H.B Sale, conjoined busts/United British Empire. Holed as usual, VF and scarce.


GB. Coronation of Edward VII 1902.  White Metal (50mm) conjoined busts/Chesterton Coronation committee, city shield, about EF


1908 German Zeppelin Medal, gVF.

1908 Medalet in gilt bronze, 28mm, bust of Ferdinand von Zeppelin/View of airship LZ4 over lake with Good Luck inscription above.

Much of the original gilding intact and a  scarce early airship medallion.


1924 German Zeppelin Medal, near UNC.

Bronze, 40mm, Bust of Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin/Mercury propelling airship, almost as struck, lovely and scarce.


1924 German Zeppelin Medal, near UNC.

1924 silver medal, 33mm by Lauer of Nuremburg. Bust of Dr Hugo Eckener/Zeppelin LZ 126 (ZR-3) in flight over costal view.

This airship was given over to the US as part of war reparations, she was commissioned into the US Navy as ZR-3 and remained in service until 1932. Unlike many sister ships, ZR-3 did not meet with a disattrous end and was finally dismantled in her hager in 1939, having been the longest serving rigid airship ever operated by the US Navy.


1929 Zeppelin Medal, near UNC.

1929 World tour, 36mm in silver, by Prussian State Mint, busts of Zeppelin, Eckener & Durr/World Map with destinations and dates, including Tokyo, Los Angeles and Lakehurst.

Superb golden toning, nearly as struck.


1929 Zeppelin Medal, near UNC.

1929 World tour, 36mm in bronze, by Prussian State Mint, busts of Zeppelin, Eckener & Durr/World Map with destinations and dates, including Tokyo, Los Angeles and Lakehurst.

Near Uncirculated.


Great Britain. 1935 Silver Jubilee Medal. George V and Mary. White metal, 37mm. A few minor marks, gVF.


GB. Elizabeth II Coronation 1953, bronze (37mm) gEF.


GB 1970s Mary Rose Medal in nickel. Flagship of Henry VIII from 1511 to 1545. 700 tons and 91 guns. Nickel Medal, 43mm, in case of issue by B.A Seaby Ltd. Some tone to the medal and age marks to the box.


Modern Medals and Medallions. Incl 1968 Adelaide Cornish Festival, 1972 Nixon's Visit to Peking, 1970 Charles Dickens anniversary, 1988 Bi-Centennial Medal, 1988 Burra Re-enactment, Readers Digest medal, etc.  Mostly new, 8 items.


Mostly Modern Medals and Medallions,  incl Readers Digest medallions, New Orleans Mardi Gras token, Australian Bi-Metallic "Fourpence" novelty coin, 50th Anniversary end WW2 medalet, old 19th Century GB Jeton, 1972 Nixon in Peking, 1986 Papal Visit, Sir Donald Bradman medalet, etc. 12 items.


USA Mardi Gras Tokens.  Many colourful themes, memories of drunken, good times past, generally 1970s - 1980s. Five different, including coloured ones.. Interesting addition to your coin collection.

Five for $10

Group of Medals,  includes SA National Parks & Wildlife, first man on the Moon, Tasmanias oldest Church, Lings Jewellers Advertising Piece as gold cob, Gold country Ballarat medal, Charles and Di gold plated medal and NZ 1954 Royal Visit medal (few spots) with ribbon. 7 items, generally new.


Six Modern Medals, showing famous Monarchs of England, including Edward VIII. Copper-Nickel, UNC, attractive. Each 38mm diameter. 6 for $40



Do you live in or near Adelaide and have an interest in coins, medals or banknotes?

The NSSA meets 3rd Thursday of each month in rooms behind the State Library on Kintore Ave, Adelaide City, from 7.45pm. Small but friendly and dedicated group of collectors, always welcomes new members and visitors. Annual subscription cost is very modest. Meeting usually lasts about 2 hours. Members are encouraged to bring along their items to discuss. Coin magazines and lists available to peruse. Light supper provided. More details: call Richard on 08 8165 3446 between midday and 7pm - Monday to Friday.


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