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Spanish Wreck Recovered 1687: CM.251-1989

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Titles

Spanish Wreck Recovered 1687

Maker(s)

Ruler: James II (1685-1701)
Engraver: Bower, George

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Description

This medal was awarded to the officers of the ship that successfully recovered treasure from a sunken ship off Hispaniola, in the West Indies.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1989-07-05) by Anonymous

Dating

Production date: AD 1687

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 55 mm Diameter 55 mm Weight 90.47 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Busts conjoined, facing right, of James II and Mary. He laureate, hair long, descending in several ringlets in front, wears scale armour and mantle: she, with pearls in her hair and one lovelock, is in mantle.

  • Text: IACOBVS . II . ET . MARIA . D . G . MAG . BRI . FRAN . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA. (in exergue) G. B.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: A ship, the boats of which are engaged in fishing up treasure from a wreck.

  • Text: SEMPER TIBI PENDEAT HAMUS. (in exergue) NAVFRAGA REPERTA . 1687.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.251-1989
Primary reference Number: 227621
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Audit data

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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