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Coronation of King Edward VIII. 1937.: CM.4-1938

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Coronation of King Edward VIII. 1937.


Ruler: Edward VIII (1936)
Engraver: Allen, G. (?)




This medal, originally made for the presumed coronation of Edward VIII was changed after his abdication and then reissued with the date of George VI's coronation.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1938-01-17) by Barron, E. Evelyn


Production date: AD 1937

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 44 mm Diameter 44 mm Weight 49.77 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Crowned, draped bust of Edward VIII, facing right.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Equestrian figure of the King's champion.

  • Text: LONG LIVE THE KING (in exergue) CROWNED MAY 12TH 1937
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.4-1938
Primary reference Number: 228263
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 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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