- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Fame flying, right, sounding her trumpet and carrying a mural crown, palm branch, and laurel wreath; above, rays from heaven: captured arms upon the ground, and distant view of a besieged town. (reverse)
Busts conjoined, right, of William III and Mary II, both laureate. He, hair rather long, wears scale armour and embroidered mantle: she is draped, with brooch in front. (obverse)
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Diameter: 56.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal relates to the resistance in Ireland to the rule of William III.
As soon as Galway had surrendered, General Ginkell advanced to Limerick, and sat down before it, 25 Aug./4 Sept. As this was the last place which was held for James II, Ginkell proceeded with caution, running no risk of failure, as its possession must put an end to the war. On the 22 Sept./2 Oct. the English opened the trenches on both sides of the Shannon, and the garrison, being in despair, beat a parley, and proposed a surrender upon conditions which were in a short time agreed upon, and the articles were signed, 3/13 Oct. 1691. Ireland was thus from this time under the dominion of William.
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. 12; 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. 59; Lochner, Johann Hieronymus, ‘Samlung merkwürdiger Medaillen’, 8 vol., Nürnberg, 1737-1744, III. front.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Limerick taken
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- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (36) (215)