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Italy: CM.TR.2890-R

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Ruler: Pope Julius III (1550-55)
Maker: Cavino, Giovanni da
Maker: Anonymous




A modern re-strike. The original, dating to the 16th century, was cast by Giovanni Cavino, a medallist more commonly known for his imitations of Roman large brass coins. It was issued in 1554, and commemorates the return of England to the Church of Rome. Cardinal Pole came to London 14th November 1554, and made a speech to the Parliament on the 27th, inviting a reconciliation with the Holy See. Parliament consented to this on the 29th, and the cardinal absolved the realm from all spiritual censures.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter 47 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 56.41 g

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2890-R
Primary reference Number: 226522
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Audit data

Created: Monday 25 February 2019 Updated: Monday 29 July 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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