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John Milton. Died 1674: CM.YG.3366-R

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John Milton. Died 1674


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Artist: Dassier, Jean




History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-07-07) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD 1731

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 41 mm Diameter 41 mm Weight 40.45 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Milton, three-quarters, facing right, hair long, in plain falling collar, doublet, and mantle over his right shoulder.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Adam and Eve under the tree, serpent among the branches, demons entering Paradise, wolves devouring the flocks.

  • Text: DIRA DULCE CANIT ALTER HOMERUS. (in exergue) I. D.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.YG.3366-R
Primary reference Number: 227582
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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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