Charles I, Duc de Rohan, AE Gilt Cast Medal 1638
Item Reference: NM66660
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Charles I, Duc de Rohan, Charles’s Godfather. AE gilt cast medal 1638 (44mm). Draped bust l., HENRI ROH D FR PAR ARM REG MASC SOB NAV & SCOT PR. rev. Young tree growing from a decaying stump amongst other decayed trees, ET ADHVC SPES DVRAT AVORVM, And the hope of his ancestors still survives. (MI i 280/86; E -).
About Extremely Fine, heavily gilded, contemporary suspension loop attached. Extremely rare. Henry duc de Rohan was connected to the Royal houses of France, Lorraine, Savoy and Scotland and in 1600 he journeyed to England where he was well received by Elizabeth I. Later that year he visited his kinsmen James VI in Scotland where he was chosen to be godfather to the newly born Charles (I).