British, Italian and World Coins, Commemorative Medals, Numismatic Books (16 & 17 June 2010)

Date of Auction: 16th & 17th June 2010

Sold for £420

Estimate: £300 - £400

Peace or War, 1643, a silver medal by T. Rawlins, bust of Charles I right, rev. crossed sword and olive-branch, 29mm, 7.10g (MI I, 308/134; E 142). About extremely fine, attractively toned £300-400


Provenance: O.F. Parsons Collection, Spink Auction 34, 14-15 March 1984, lot 590 [from Baldwin November 1945].

Although the medal is signed by Rawlins, the portrait punch utilised on it is almost certainly by Nicholas Briot