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Landing of William of Orange at Torbay 5 Nov 1688: CM.62-1939

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Landing of William of Orange at Torbay 5 Nov 1688


James II (1685-1701) (Ruler)
Arondeaux, R. (Engraver)


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-03-18) by Barron, E. Evelyn


Production date: AD 1688

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 49 mm Diameter 49 mm Weight 48.01 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: William III of Orange, armed and habited as a Roman Emperor, tramples upon the serpent of Discord, and joins hands, over a blazing altar, with Britannia, who wears a triple crown; behind her the armorial shield of Britain, with Scotland in the first quarter, is suspended to an orange-tree, entwined with roses and thistles. In the distance are seen King James, and Father Petre, flying, the latter carrying the Prince, who is playing with a windmill. A rising sun typifies the hopeful state of England.

  • Text: DEO VINDICE IUSTITIA COMITE. (in exergue) R. A. F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Boats landing troops near a fortified harbour; fleet in the distance.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.62-1939
Primary reference Number: 227630
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 30 March 2021

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

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