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Edward VI: CM.1714-1964

Object information

Awaiting location update

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Edward VI

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Ruler: Edward VI (1547-53)

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Description

This medal is a coronation Medal of Edward VI. This is the first coronation medal executed in England and imitates in its Hebrew, Greek, and Latin inscriptions medals created for Henry VIII. However this medal omits the word "sub Christo" which were inserted by Henry to make acknowledgement of his supremacy of the church.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1963-11-21) by Ritchie, Jean

Dating

Production date: AD 1547

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 62 mm Diameter 62 mm Weight 73.12 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Half length figure of Edward VI facing right, crowned in armour, holding a sword and an orb.

  • Text: EDWARDVS . VI . D . G . ANG . FR . ET . HI . REX . FIDEI . DEFNS . ET . IN . TERRIS . ANG . ET . HIB . ECCLE. CAPT. SVPREMVM . CORONATVS . EST . M.D.XLVI . XX . FEBRVA . ETATIS . DECIMO.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Inscriptions in Hebrew and Greek same as the inscription on the obverse. However they are not correctly written.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1714-1964
Primary reference Number: 227354
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 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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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Edward VI" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/227354 Accessed: 2024-07-24 03:29:30

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