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Henry VIII Counter: CM.8-1972

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Henry VIII Counter


Ruler: Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Engraver: Passe, Simon 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 Elizabeth I.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972) by Harrison, A. E.

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 24 mm Diameter 24 mm Weight 2.22 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Half length figure of the King wearing crown over broad-brimmed hat, and holding a sword and orb, in field to right a rose.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: English and French arms quarterly on a plain square topped shield within a Garter crowned.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.8-1972
Primary reference Number: 227479
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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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