- Museum number
Lead medal. (whole)
A Jesuit and a Monk, with spade and pickaxe, endeavouring to undermine a church, which is supported by a hand from heaven. (obverse)
Seven medallions of an Archbishop and six Bishops with their names. Stars interspersed. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 39.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This medal is struck; it is of coarse workmanship, and was executed in Holland.
This medal refers to the seven Bishops committed to the Tower for opposing the Declaration of Indulgence issued by James II, and for refusing to allow it to be read in their churches.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), xl. 5; Van Loon, Gerard, ‘Histoire Métallique des XVII. Provinces des Pays-Bas’, 5 vol. La Haye, 1732-1837 (fol) [There is also an edition in Dutch, but with different paging], III. 340; Evelyn, John, ‘A Discourse of Medals ancient and modern, &c’, London, 1697 (fol.), 155.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Imprisonment of the Seven Bishops
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: G3,IP.974 (Found with both a Caldecott and a George III ticket. The Caldecott coin probably replaced the George III one.)
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (626) (43)