- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
A monument ornamented with the armorial shield of the kingdom, crowned, into which an infant Genius inserts in the second quarter the arms of Scotland. On left, another Genius points to a book which he holds. (reverse)
Bust of James I, right, head bare, ruff and ermine mantle, tied in a knot on the shoulder. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1731 (circa)
Diameter: 40.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
One of the series of Dassier's Medals. The date of James's birth should have been 19 June, 1566.
On the reverse of the medal the Genius inserted in the second quarter the arms of Scotland, alludes to the union of the two kingdoms. On left, the second Genius pointing to a book which he holds, alludes to the king's fame as an author.
- Not on display
- 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
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1865,0324.1604
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (237) (104)