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Gigantomachia medal: CM.31-1967

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Gigantomachia medal

Maker(s)

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

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Description

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

Dating

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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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.31-1967
Primary reference Number: 226542
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 26 February 2019 Updated: Tuesday 25 July 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 25 July 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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