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James II Coronation 1685: CM.3964-1950

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James II Coronation 1685


Ruler: James II (1685-1701)
Engraver: Roettier, John




This medal was the official medal distributed amongst the spectators at the coronation, on the 23 April, 1685.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


Production date: AD 1685

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 35 mm Diameter 35 mm Weight 14.91 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of James II, facing right, laureate, hair long, descending in front, in armour, mantle, and shirt with puckered frill.

  • Text: IACOBVS . II . D . G . ANG . SCO . FR . ET . HI . REX. (in exergue) R
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Laurel wreath reposing on a cushion: above, a hand from heaven holds the British crown.

  • Text: A . MILITARI . AD . REGIAM. (in exergue) INAVGURAT . 23 . AP . 1685.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.3964-1950
Primary reference Number: 227610
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Thursday 29 August 2019 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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