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Marriage Badge 1662: CM.6-1984

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Marriage Badge 1662


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)




This crude badge or memorial was probably struck for sale in the streets at the time of the King's marriage, and for the time worn as ornaments.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-01-30) by Grimshaw, Margaret Eleanor


Production date: AD 1662

Components of the work

Object composed of silver gilt Diameter (min) 37 mm Diameter 37 mm Weight 3.94 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Charles II, facing left, crowned, hair long, in lace cravat, ermine robes, and collar of the Garter. On the side C and R crowned.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Bust of Catherine, facing left, hair decorated with small coronet, and falling in a heavy mass behind, lace border to the gown ; in front, a crown.

  • Text: FVTVRI . SPES.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.6-1984
Primary reference Number: 227531
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 13 November 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 14 November 2023

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

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