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Earl of Shaftesbury. 1681: CM.139-1990

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Earl of Shaftesbury. 1681


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Engraver: Bower, George



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1990) by University Purchase Fund


Production date: AD 1681

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 40 mm Diameter 40 mm Weight 27.67 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of the Earl of Shaftesbury, facing right, hair long, neck bare, with mantle over his shoulders.

  • Text: ANTONIO COMITI DE SHAFTESBVRY. (in exergue) G B. F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: View of London from Southwark; the Tower in the distance, and above, sun bursting from behind a cloud.

  • Text: LÆTAMVR (in exergue) 24 NOV 1681
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.139-1990
Primary reference Number: 227603
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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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