- Museum number
Silver medal consisting of two embossed plates, chased, and united by a broad rim. (whole)
Bust of Charles II, almost full face, hair long, in large neckcloth with bow, armour, and medal suspended from string of jewels. (obverse)
Fleet under sail: above, Fame with a trumpet and scroll inscribed. Below, a shell inscribed. Quatrefoil. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 70.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
The obverse of this medal is the same as the reverse of Medallic Illustrations 1, p450.34 (registration no. M.7440).
Executed in Holland by Peter van Abeele, to commemorate the embarkation of Charles II and his court at Scheveningen on his restoration to England. He sailed on board the Naseby, the name of which was now changed to that of the Royal Charles. The date is according to the New Style, which had been already adopted in Holland.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), xxvii. 1; 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], II. 462.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Return of Charles II to England from Holland
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (455) (44)