Robert Cecil Earl of Salisbury
The example in the British Museum taken from Medallic illustrations,states-
"Sir Robert Cecil, second son of the great Lord Burghley, was created 13 May, 1603, Baron Cecil of Essendon, in 1604 Viscount Cranbourne, and 4 May, 1605, Earl of Salisbury and elected to the Garter 24 April, 1606. He was appointed by Elizabeth one of her principal Secretaries and Master of the Wards, and these appointments were confirmed by James I on his accession. As Cecil was created Baron of Essendon 13 May, 1603, this counter must have been executed before the coronation of James. Cecil died 24 May, 1612.
This piece was very accurately copied some few years since by order of the late Marquess of Salisbury, and several struck for card counters".
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