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Monmouth and Argyle Beheaded medal: CM.18.1939

Object information

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Monmouth and Argyle Beheaded medal


Ruler: James II (1685-88)
Maker: Arondeaux, R.




This medal was executed in commemoration of the ill-advised and unsuccessful invasions of Monmouth and Argyle, both of whom were defeated, captured, and beheaded; Monmouth in London on the 15th July 1685, Argyle in Edinburgh on the 30th July following. The royal shield on the obverse has Scotland in the first and fourth quarters as on the Scottish coins of the time.

Acquisition and important dates



Production date: AD 1685

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 60 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 77.29 g

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.18.1939
Primary reference Number: 226539
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Created: Tuesday 26 February 2019 Updated: Monday 29 July 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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