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Badge of Charles I and Henrietta Maria: CM.136-1923

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Badge of Charles I and Henrietta Maria


Ruler: Charles I (1625-49)
Maker: Rawlins, Thomas




This medal was a badge evidently intended to be worn about the person of friends or partisans of the monarch. They are of various sizes and workmanship, and were executed at various times; some evidently worn as ornamental or honourable decorations conferred for services performed, others to be concealed as tacit memorials of the royal person or cause, where an open avowal of such attachment would have been troublesome or dangerous to the wearer.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1923) by Image, Florence


Production date: AD 1633

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (max) 38 mm Diameter (min) 28 mm Weight 12.34 g

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.136-1923
Primary reference Number: 226481
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Created: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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