The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals

The Christopher Foley, F.S.A., Collection Of Early English Medals
16 Oct, 2014 10:00 AM

Viewing Times

To coincide with Coinex the collection will be on view:

26th & 27th September 10am - 5pm
in the Grosvenor Suite, Millennium Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP.


Viewing at Woolley & Wallis Salisbury salerooms will be:

Tuesday 14th October 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 15th October 10am - 4pm
Thursday 16th October 9am - 10am



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This extraordinarily comprehensive collection of just under six hundred medals has been assembled over the past quarter century or so by Christopher Foley FSA., director for the last forty years of the old-established dealer in early English paintings, Lane Fine Art Limited. Encouraged by the egregious advice of Richard Falkiner FSA, he soon developed a large collection of early British medals. Collections as broad as this can never be said to be 'complete' but as a personal collection, amassed in a systematic and scholarly way, it has perhaps never been equalled and certainly never surpassed in more than a hundred years.

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Edward VI, Coronation 1547, 
a coin-like gold medal
Sold for £30,000


The Naval Reward for Captains, 
gold medal, 1653.
Sold for £36,000

Charles I,
the Anglo-Dutch Fishing Treaty.
Sold for £9,200

* Prices quoted do not include buyers premium.  

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