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Coronation 1689: CM.63-1939

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Coronation 1689


Ruler: William III (1689-1702)
Engraver: Bower, George




This medal was distributed among the spectators, and executed by George Bower.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1689

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 54 mm Diameter 54 mm Weight 21.89 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Busts conjoined, facing right, of William and Mary. He, laureate, is in decorated armour and mantle fastened with brooch on the shoulder; she is draped.

  • Text: GVLIELMVS . ET . MARIA . D G . MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA. (below) G B . F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: William and Mary seated beneath a canopy of state, each holding sceptre and orb; two Bishops support a crown over their heads.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.63-1939
Primary reference Number: 227637
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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