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Duke of York. Naval Action. 1665: CM.249-1989

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Duke of York. Naval Action. 1665


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Engraver: Roettier, John




This medal was struck in honour of the Duke of York, afterwards James II, who greatly distinguished himself in this decisive victory, in which he was commander-in-chief.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989-07-05) by Anonymous


Production date: AD 1665

Components of the work

Object composed of silver gilt Diameter (min) 77 mm Diameter 77 mm Weight 186.58 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of the Duke of York, facing right, hair long, flowing over the right breast, in armour and ample mantle round the shoulders.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Naval engagement, one ship in front, bearing the Admiral's flag and the Royal standard.

  • Text: NEC MINOR IN TERRIS. (in exergue) 3 . IVNII . 1665.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.249-1989
Primary reference Number: 227541
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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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