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Scone Coronation Medal: CM.M.189-R

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Scone Coronation Medal


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Maker: Balfour, James, Sir (1600-58) (Possibly)




Charles had attempted to obtain the English throne by being first acclaimed as King of Scotland. Having accepted the 'Deed of Covenant', drawn up by the Protestants, he and future monarchs were prevented from intervention in matters of religion and Catholicism was rejected. Charles was crowned King of Scotland on 1st January 1651 but by September he had fled from the Battle of Worcester and into exile. There have been no further coronations in Scotland since then. The antiquarian and royalist Sir James Balfour of Denmylne (c.1600-58), 1st Baronet of Perth and Kinross, was well placed to have designed the medal.

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Method of acquisition: Unknown by Unknown


Production date: AD 1651

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Object composed of gold Diameter 30 mm Die Axis 180 degrees Weight 14.48 g

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Accession number: CM.M.189-R
Primary reference Number: 226492
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Created: Wednesday 20 February 2019 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 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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