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 celestial rays above, CH. MAG . ET . HEN . MA . BRIT . REX . ET . REG. (CHARLES THE GREAT, AND HENRIETTA MARIA, KING AND QUEEN OF BRITAIN. ), rev. cupid right scatters the roses of England with the lilies of France, FVNDIT . AMOR . LIMA . MIXTA . ROSIS. 1625, (LOVE POURS OUT LILIES MINGLED WITH ROSES). 23 mm, (MI 238/1). A few marks, otherwise very fine. £200.00
Henrietta Maria, (1609-1669) was the daughter of Henry IV of France. The device on the reverse alludes to the linking of the lilies of France with the roses of England.
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