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Coronation Medal: CM.EM.81-R

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Coronation Medal


Ruler: Anne (1702-14)
Designer: Newton, Isaac (1643-1727)
Mint: Royal Mint




Designed by Isaac Newton (as Master of the Mint) for the coronation of Queen Anne. He described the reverse type as symbolic of ‘any Enemy with which Her Majesty hath or may have War’. The double-headed monster being fought by Anne represents the dual threats posed by Louis XIV of France and James Francis Edward Stuart,' the Old Pretender'.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ United Kingdom

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan by Emmanuel College


Production date: AD 1702

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Diameter 33 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 18.51 g

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.EM.81-R
Primary reference Number: 226520
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Created: Friday 22 February 2019 Updated: Monday 29 July 2019 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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