- Museum number
Lead medal. (whole)
Busts conjoined, right, of William III and Mary II, both laureate, hair long. He is in decorated armour: she is draped. (obverse)
A lion in rage tramples upon a prostrate Hydra; a spaniel fawns submissively at the feet of a lioness in repose. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 44.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This is a badly-executed copy of Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states: p39.220, made by the artist who usually signs himself D. S.
See Rapin de Thoyras, Paul, ‘The Metallick History of the Reigns of William III and Queen Mary, Queen Anne, and King George I. [N. Tindal’s edition.], London, 1747, x. 10; 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], IV. 57.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Pacification of Ireland
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Bank of England loaned their Collection to the British Museum in 1865 wishing to make it accessible to the general public. This remained as a separate Collection until 1877 when the Bank Directors decided it would be more useful to the museum and the public if incorporated into the national collection. The Bank of England collection was therefore presented to the British Museum in 1877, any duplicates being sold to create a coins and medals purchase fund.
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (40) (222)