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Marriage 1662: CM.YG.3343-R

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Marriage 1662


Ruler: Charles II (1660-85)
Engraver: Bower, George




This medal was struck upon the marriage between Charles II and Catherine.


History note: Under Review

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1936-07-07) by Young, Arthur W.


Production date: AD 1662

Components of the work

Object composed of silver gilt Diameter (min) 27 mm Diameter 27 mm Weight 7.18 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust conjoined, facing right, of Charles II and Catherine. He, hair long, neck bare: she, with slight drapery across breast.

  • Text: CAROLVS . II . ET . CATHARINA . D . G . MAG . BRIT . FR . ET . HIB . REX . ET . REGINA.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Jupiter, beard very long, mantle concealing all the lower limbs, his left hand holding the fulmen and resting on the eagle's head, is seated, among clouds, opposite to Venus, who is looking towards him; Cupid behind her.

  • Text: MAIESTAS . ET . AMOR.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.YG.3343-R
Primary reference Number: 227530
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Audit data

Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 29 March 2021 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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