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Edward II Counter: CM.M.180-R

Object information

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Edward II Counter


Ruler: Edward II (1307-27)
Engraver: Passe, Simon de
Engraver: Passe, Willem de




This medal is part of a series of silver counters by Simon and William van de Passe of the Sovereigns of England and other contemporary personages. The subject of this counter is Edward II.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 27 mm Diameter 27 mm Weight 2.98 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: The King, full length, with right hand resting on the hilt of a drawn sword, and his left arm carried across his body.

  • Text: EDWARDVS 2 REX ORBIT 21 SEPTE 1327
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Shield crowned bearing 3 lions passant guardant.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.M.180-R
Primary reference Number: 227472
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Tuesday 25 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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