Medals, Coins, Great-seals, Impressions, from the Elaborate Works of Thomas Simon ...

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J. Nichols, printer to the Society of Antiquaries. Sold by T. Payne and Son; C. Dilly; H. Payne; J. Walter; and N. Conant., 1780 - Coins, British - 27 pages
 

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Page 54 - Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State to take order that the sum of £300 be paid unto Thomas Symonds, which was agreed by the Committee appointed for that purpose to be paid unto him, for the Two Great Seals made by him, and the materials thereof: And that the said Council do take consideration of what farther recompense is fit to...
Page 54 - May in the year 1642, (which was the day the lord keeper left the house, and went with the great seal to York to the king,) to be invalid, and void in law; and henceforward, that their own great seal should be of the like force, power, and validity, to all intents and purposes, as any great seal of England had been, or ought to be...
Page 54 - ... and that in as full, ample, and beneficial manner, to all intents and purpofes, as...
Page 74 - It was not a little wonder to me to see that you should send Mr. Symonds so great a journey, about a business importing so...
Page 74 - And if you think not fit to have it as I offer, you may alter it as you see cause ; only I do think I may truly say, it will be very thankfully acknowledged by me, if you will spare the having my Effigies in it.
Page 59 - ... thought a boy, or no wise man ? " Simon was employed to model the portrait of the Duke of York, afterwards James the Second, in the same manner as he had done that of King Charles. When he had performed it in wax, an enquiry was made what reward he expected? He answered, a hundred pieces, as his majesty had given him. But it being reported, that the duke intended...
Page 74 - ... notwithstanding. AND that our aforesaid intention may take better effect, and that the lands tenements rents revenues and other things to be granted assigned and appointed to the sustentation of the said hospitals or houses of the poor aforesaid...
Page 56 - Thomas Simon most humbly prays your Majesty to compare this his tryall piece with the Dutch, and if more truly drawn and embossed, more gracefully order'd and more accurately engraven, to releive him.
Page 74 - Hosts, wch was or word that Day ; wherefore if I may begg it as a favor from you I most earnestly beseech you if I may...
Page 58 - During this operation, the King remarking his singular appearance, and how busily he was employed, and not knowing what he was about, ordered one of the captains of the guard to take him into custody. The next morning the King was told that he was an artist, and in the suite of the Queen of Sweden. Being ordered to appear before the King, he was asked several questions, and being strictly examined, he boldly said to the King, " Sire, what art thou afraid of?

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