- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Peace, crowned, holds an olive branch and locks the inscribed door of the Temple of Janus, inscribed, the columns of which are entwined with roses, lilies, and orange branches; on the steps are War and Discord in chains. Behind Peace are the globe, a cornucopia from which fall coins, distant shipping, and Mercury, emblematical of Commerce, holding a caduceus and a scroll inscribed. (obverse)
Europe, laureate, seated on the sea-shore, holds an olive branch and a cornucopia: in the distance are ships; and above, rays from heaven. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 47.500 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal was originally executed by D. Drappentier to commemorate the Peace of Ryswick (See Medallic Illustrations 2, p172.458 (registration no. M.7936)), but altered to suit the present occasion. The date upon the door is changed, and in the exergue for the artist's name is substituted the name of Utrecht, TRAIECTUM. The reverse, which is an emblematical representation of Europe, remained unaltered.
See 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], V. 227.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Peace of Utrecht, 1713
- 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) (402) (262)