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Henry II: CM.79.51-1919

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Henry II


Ruler: Henry II (1154-89)
Artist: Dassier, Jean




This medal is part of the Series of English Sovereigns created by artist, Jean Dassier. The subject of this medal is Henry II.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1919-11-22) by Fry, Geoffrey


Production date: AD 1731

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 40 mm Diameter 40 mm Weight 34.69 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Henry II, three quarters, in armour with mantle, helmet crowned.

  • Text: HENRICUS . II . D . G . ANG . ET . HIB . REX . (in exergue) I. D.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A monument, on the pediment of which the king is kneeling at the shrine of Becket. At the foot is a warrior, seated amid military trophies, leaning on the shield of England and holding a Victory. The lilies of France on a standard and the prostate shield of Ireland indicate the scenes of the exploits of this military monarch.

  • Text: NATUS 1133 CORNAT. 1155 MORT. 1189
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Accession number: CM.79.51-1919
Primary reference Number: 227345
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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