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Touch-Piece 1685: CM.123-1914

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Touch-Piece 1685


Ruler: James II (1685-1701)




This is a touch-piece hung about the neck of such persons as were touched by the King for the cure of scrofulous affections.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1914-04-30) by Humphrey, Laurence, Mrs


Production date: AD 1685

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Diameter (min) 19 mm Diameter 19 mm Weight 1.767 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Ship in full sail.

  • Text: IACO . II . D . G . M . B . FR . ET . HI . REX.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: St. Michael and the Dragon.

  • Text: SOLI . DEO . GLORIA.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.123-1914
Primary reference Number: 227615
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 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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