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Scone Coronation Medal: CM.M.189-R

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Titles

Scone Coronation Medal

Maker(s)

Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Maker: Balfour, James, Sir (1600-58) (Possibly)

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Description

Charles had attempted to obtain the English throne by being first acclaimed as King of Scotland. Having accepted the 'Deed of Covenant', drawn up by the Protestants, he and future monarchs were prevented from intervention in matters of religion and Catholicism was rejected. Charles was crowned King of Scotland on 1st January 1651 but by September he had fled from the Battle of Worcester and into exile. There have been no further coronations in Scotland since then. The antiquarian and royalist Sir James Balfour of Denmylne (c.1600-58), 1st Baronet of Perth and Kinross, was well placed to have designed the medal.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown

Dating

Production date: AD 1651

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Diameter 30 mm Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 14.48 g

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.189-R
Primary reference Number: 226492
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Created: Wednesday 20 February 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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