Skip to main content

James II Coronation 1685: CM.TR.2114-R

Object information

Awaiting location update


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.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Loan (1937) by Trinity College, Cambridge


Production date: AD 1685

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 35 mm Diameter 35 mm Weight 16.1 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.TR.2114-R
Primary reference Number: 227611
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 30 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "James II Coronation 1685" Web page available at: Accessed: 2023-03-24 23:49:46

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=James II Coronation 1685 |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-03-24 23:49:46|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

A king and attendant

Accession Number: C.217-1928

Touch-Piece 1685

Accession Number: CM.123-1914

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...