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Toleration Act. 1689 (cliché of rev.): CM.203-1969

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Toleration Act. 1689 (cliché of rev.)


Ruler: William III (1689-1702)
Engraver: Müller, Philipp Heinrich



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1969-03-13) by University Purchase Fund


Production date: AD 1689

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 48 mm Diameter 48 mm Weight 14.33 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Britannia, crowned and bearing a sceptre, is accompanied by Religion, holding a cross and an open Bible inscribed, "VERB . DEI MANET IN ÆTERNVM.", and by Liberty, carrying a cornucopia and a scroll inscribed, "Te?t.". She tramples upon the fires, chains, and yokes of superstition and tyranny, and seizes the hand of William, and whose side is the Belgic Lion.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Uniface.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Accession number: CM.203-1969
Primary reference Number: 227652
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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