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William, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder. 1747.: CM.86-1939

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William, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder. 1747.


Ruler: George II (1727-60)
Engraver: Swinderen, Nicolaus Van




History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1747

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 38 mm Diameter 38 mm Weight 22.15 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of William of Orange, facing right, hair long, in cravat, dress-coat, and mantle fastened with brooch.

  • Text: WILH . CAR . HENR . FRISO PRINC . NASS . ET AR. (below) N. V. S. F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: The Belgic Lion, holding a sword, rests its paw on a pedestal, which supports a book and a spear encircled with an orange branch, and surmounted by the cap of Liberty; behind , the pedestal is inscribed "HONY SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE".

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Accession number: CM.86-1939
Primary reference Number: 227887
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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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