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Abdication of James II 11 Dec 1688: CM.TR.2118-R

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Abdication of James II 11 Dec 1688


Ruler: James II (1685-1701)




This medal was struck in November 1788, during the Jubilee of the Revolution.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1788

Components of the work

Object composed of lead Diameter (min) 38 mm Diameter 38 mm Weight 19.57 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of William III, facing right, laureate, hair long, no drapery.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: James II in a small boat on the Thames with Sir Edward Hales, passing the stairs at Lambeth. The King is throwing the Great Seal into the river.

  • Text: JAMES II DS. ABDICATION. (in exergue) A. D. 1688.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.TR.2118-R
Primary reference Number: 227633
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 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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