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Gigantomachia medal: CM.31-1967

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Current Location: In storage


Gigantomachia medal


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Maker: Bower, George (Fl. 1664–1689)




This medal, by George Bower, shows Charles as Jupiter, demolishing his foes the giants. The allusion is most probably to the execution of the Regicides after the Restoration of 1660.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1967) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1660

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 63 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 107.48 g

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Accession number: CM.31-1967
Primary reference Number: 226542
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Created: Tuesday 26 February 2019 Updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 25 July 2023

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

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