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Giles Strangeways 1648: CM.105-1973

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Giles Strangeways 1648


Ruler: Charles I (1625-49)
Engraver: Roettier, John




This medal was executed after the Restoration and is part of an intended series, ordered by Charles II, of distinguished sufferers in the royal cause.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1973) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Production date: AD 1661

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 60 mm Diameter 60 mm Weight 87.90 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Giles Strangeways, facing right, hair long, neck bare, in armour and mantle over shoulders.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: The White Tower of London. On it waves the Royal Standard, above the sun bursting from the clouds.

  • Text: DECVSQVE . ADVERSA . DEDERVNT. (in exergue) INCARCERATVS . SEPT . 1645 . LIBERATVS . APR . 1648.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.105-1973
Primary reference Number: 227429
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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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