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Maurice Prince of Orange: CM.112-1974

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Maurice Prince of Orange


Ruler: Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625)
Engraver: Passe, Simon de




This piece was executed by Simon Passe during his residency in London when he made similar plates of the Royal Family and others.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1616

Components of the work

Object composed of silver gilt Diameter (min) 61 mm Diameter 61 mm Weight 13.84 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Prince Maurice, three-quarters facing right, in lace ruff, decorated armour, lace scarf across the body, and a ribband for medal.

  • Text: ILL . ET EXC : PR : MAURITIUS PRI : AUR : CO : NAS : CAT : MU . L : B : BR : DI : GR : etc. MARC . VE . VL . BUR : ANT etc. . AU . PER : EQ : IMP . et CAP : G . EXE : P?S : DD : OR : FOE : BEL GUB : GEL : HOLL : ZEL : WE : ULT : TRAN.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Shield of Prince Maurice, crowned, within the Garter; above is a scroll inscribed "IE MAINTIENDRAI NASSOU". Below is an orange branch and a scroll inscribed. "Tandem fit surculus arbor"

  • Text: QVI : MAT . Y . PENST HONI : SOIT :
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.112-1974
Primary reference Number: 227389
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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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