is mentioned by Vanderdort, 1 as the chaser of five square plates of silver with poetic stories, in the king's collection ; and he made a ewer from a design of Rubens, mentioned in the life of that painter. He must not be confounded with William Rogers, an Englishman, who engraved the title-page to John Linschoten's collection of voyages to the East Indies.
I shall now set down what little I have to say of the Medallists of King Charles. Briot has been mentioned under the preceding reign. He and T. Simon, his disciple, possessed the royal favour until the beginning of the troubles, when Simon falling off to the Parliament, 2 a new medallist was employed on the few works executed for the king during the remainder of his life ; his name was
The first work by which he was known to the public was of a nature very foreign from his profession ; in 1640, he wrote a play called "The Rebellion," 3 and afterwards a comedy, called "Tom Essence." 4 He was appointed engraver to the mint, now become ambulatory, by patent in 1648, having in the preceding year, while the king was at Oxford, struck a medal on the action of Kintonfield. Under the date on the reverse is the letter R sideways. 5 The next year he struck another after many offers of peace had been made by the king and been rejected; on the reverse are a sword____________________