Charles I, silver-gilt Royalist Badge

Charles I, silver-gilt Royalist Badge

A superb double-portrait badge, by Thomas Rawlins, with excellent portraits

Bust of the King right, wearing lace collar over armour, legend around, CAROLVS DG MAG – BRI – FR ET HIB RX, rev.  bust of Queen Henrietta Maria left, her hair tied back, wearing pearl necklace and ornate and low-cut dress, signed below, T. RAWLINS.F, legend around, HENRETTA MARIA DG MAG BRITAN FRAN ET HIB REG., 34 x 24.5mm (MI 354/215). 

Good very fine, the gilding original and the reverse a most sensitive portrait, the badge lacks any border or suspension loop.

£700.00