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Battle of Blenheim. 2 Aug 1704: CM.69-1939

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Battle of Blenheim. 2 Aug 1704


Ruler: Anne (1702-14)
Engraver: Croker, John




This medal commemorates the British Victory at the Battle of Blenheim. The exergue notes that 30,000 men were taken and slain, with one hundred and sixty three standards carried off.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1704

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 35 mm Diameter 35 mm Weight 16.03 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of Anne, facing left, hair tied in a knot at the top of the head, lovelock on the left shoulder, in gown with straps on the shoulder, and mantle.

  • Text: ANNA . D : G : MAG : BR : FRA : ET . HIB : REG. (below) CROKER
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Britannia seated on a globe, holds a Victory; ; behind her is her shield; before her is a captive seated on piles of French and Bavarian arms and flags.

  • Text: DE . GALL : ET . BAV : AD . BLENHEIM. (in exergue) CAPT : ET . CAES : XXXM . SIGN . RELAT . CLXIII . MDCCIV.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.69-1939
Primary reference Number: 227711
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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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