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Simon van de Passe (c. 1595-1647)

England. Elizabeth I engraved medallic portrait in an ornate gold glazed mount with integral loop for suspension. c.1616

RCIN 443072

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This artist was commissioned by James I (r.1603–1625) to produce engraved portrait medallions of the royal family, which may have included this one of his aunt Elizabeth I. Usually silver, this medallion is a rare – possibly unique – gold example.