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Oliver Cromwell: CM.TR.2103-R

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Oliver Cromwell


Ruler: Cromwell, Oliver (1653-1658)
Artist: Dassier, Jean




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


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge


Production date: AD 1731

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 38 mm Diameter 38 mm Weight 30.98 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Cromwell, facing left, laureate, hair not long, in scale armour and mantle over shoulders.

  • Text: OLIVARIUS CROMWELL. (in exergue) I. DASSIER . F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A tomb, decorated with the arms of Cromwell, surmounted by a helmet, between branches of palm and laurel ; the side is inscribed. Four infant genii are introduced, one points to his titles, a second holds a mirror indicating prudence, and is weeping over his death, typified by a skull. Another represents his success by a laurel wreath, and the unanimity of the kingdom by a bundle of wands bound together. A fourth, in the character of Hercules, symbolizes his power by the club, and the fruit of his labours by three apples.

  • Text: NAT . 3 . APRIL . 1603 . MORT . 3 . SEPT . 1658
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2103-R
Primary reference Number: 227510
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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