British Historical Medals of the 17th Century: Medallists, Books, Authors, Collectors, Booksellers & Antiquaries by Jerome J Platt and Arleen Kay Platt

 Hardback, Jacketed, 432 pages with colour illustrations throughout 

As attractive as historical or commemorative medals are in their own right and as telling as they are by their designs and inscriptions of the persons or events they honour (or, in some cases, vilify or deride), they tell us much more: by means of inscriptions, design and allegory, they tell us their age, of their makers, of the purpose for which they were made, the manner in which they were made, and the ‘story’ their maker wished to communicate.

 This volume presents the published works on 17th century British medals that appeared in the late 17th century through to the 19th century as well as biographies of the authors.  It also surveys those medallists who created the medals, the major collectors of the medals, the great collections that we know of through auction catalogues, the antiquaries and chroniclers who wrote on the period, or who were otherwise associated with these works, as well as early printers of numismatic works.  It is intended as a companion volume to the authors’ two volume work, The English Civil Wars: Medals, Historical Commentary & Personalities.

 Handsomely illustrated throughout with some 300 illustrations, this work is an essential addition to the libraries of collectors and students of both British and Continental Historical and Commemorative Medals.

About the authors:

 Jerome J. Platt is a retired medical school professor of psychiatry, research director and research dean who has been an active collector and researcher of British medals for over 40 years. Originally trained as a psychologist, Dr Platt became interested in the personalities of those personages depicted on medals of the English Civil War. This volume is the result of his study of the men and women who are associated with the history of historical and commemorative medal design, manufacture, sale, collecting and scholarship.  Dr Platt is also the author or editor of over a dozen books on drug addiction, research and psychological issues.

 Arleen Kay Platt is a retired registered nurse, hospital supervisor and research site manager who reports that she was initially drawn into the fascinating world of British medals while looking over her husband’s shoulder as he worked on his medal collection. She is a co-author of The Whitewash Brigade: The Hong Kong Plague of 1894 and The English Civil Wars: Medals, Historical Commentary & Personalities.

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British Historical Medals of the 17th Century: Medallists, Books, Authors, Collectors, Booksellers & Antiquaries by Jerome J Platt and Arleen Kay Platt

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