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Elizabeth: CM.96-1946

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Ruler: Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
Artist: Dassier, Jean




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

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-05-08) by Crisford, W. A. Mrs.


Production date: AD 1731

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 41 mm Diameter 41 mm Weight 34.50 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Elizabeth, three-quarters (L), wearing a coronet with jewel, ear-ring, high ruff, open in front, necklace with pendant, and richly ornamented dress and cloak, strings of pearls hang down front.

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

Inscription present: A monument, having, in low relief, the destruction of the Armada; the eye of providence in the pediment. On one side, Religion holding the Bible and a lighted candle, emblematic of the reformation. On the other side, Minerva, emblematic of he wisdom and prudence of Elizabeth.

  • Text: NATA . 7 . SEPT . 1533 . COR . 15 . IAN . 1559 . M . 24 . MART . 1602.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.96-1946
Primary reference Number: 227380
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 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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