Marriage of Charles 1 and Henrietta Maria
Marriage of Charles 1 and Henrietta Maria, silver counter, 1625, by P. Regnier, busts of Charles 1 and Henrietta Maria facing with crown above, CA. MAG ET HEN. MA. BRIT. REX. ET REG. rev. cupid right scatters the roses of England with the lilies of France, FUNDIT. AMOR. LILIA. MIXTA. ROSIS. (LOVE POURS OUT LILIES MINGLED WITH ROSES. ), 22 mm, (MI 239/3). this rare variety with the crown above only exists as a cast. Good very fine and rare. £Sold
Henrietta Maria, (1609-1669) was the daughter of Henry IV of France. The device on the reverse alluded to the linking of the lilies of France with the roses of England.
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