Charles I: Memorial
Artist Heinrich Reitz, the Younger (born in Saxony (worked for English Court))
Object Place: England
Diameter: 7.6 cm (3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Metal; silver (hallow cast and chased)
Not On View
Circular medal of Charles I, king of England, commemorating his death. Pierced at bottom edge.
Obverse: Two overlapping busts looking to proper left; inscribed at edge “CAROLVS ET MARIA D·G·MAG·BRITAN·FRANE·ET HIBER·RX·ET RA [rosette]”.
Reverse: Rampant dragon at proper right attacking with its mouth a mass made up of six distinct animal heads, over a mass below that includes a king’s head; inscribed at edge “HEV QVAENAM HAEC INSANIA VULGI!” and on mass below “HR”.
Obverse: Inscribed at edge "CAROLVS ET MARIA D·G·MAG·BRITAN·FRANE·ET HIBER·RX·ET RA [rosette]".
Reverse: Inscribed at edge "HEV QVAENAM HAEC INSANIA VULGI!" and on mass below "HR".
By 1970, Cyril Humphris, London; 1970, sold by Cyril Humphris to the MFA. (Accession date: September 16, 1970)
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour