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Thomas Simon's pattern 'petition' crown of 1663.: CM.1.430-1930

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Thomas Simon's pattern 'petition' crown of 1663.


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Mint: Royal Mint
Maker: Thomas Simon (c. 1623 – 1665)




Submitted to Charles II as Simon's personal 'petition' that only his coin should be considered as the new format for all future British coinage.


History note: Ex Chaffero and Wakley collections; Wakley Collection sale, Sotheby's 6.12.1909, lot no. 156.

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  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1930) by Smart, Frank Gray


Production date: AD 1663

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Object composed of silver Diameter 39 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 34.24 g

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Accession number: CM.1.430-1930
Primary reference Number: 226390
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Created: Wednesday 30 January 2019 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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