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Mary I: CM.79.54-1919

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Mary I


Ruler: Mary I (1553-58)
Artist: Dassier, Jean




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


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 36.69 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Mary, three-quarters, in coif with veil, dress ornamented with jewels.

  • Text: MARIA . I . D . G . ANG . FR . ET . HIB . REGINA.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A monument; before it is seated a figure of Popery, holding a tiara and a cross; at the sides are a fire for burning heretics, and a column on which is hung a medallion with a portrait of the Pope surrounded by arms, and implements of torture.

  • Text: NATA . 18 . FEBR . 1516 . COR . J . OCTOB . 1553 . MORT . 17 . NOU . 1558.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.79.54-1919
Primary reference Number: 227350
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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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