- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Adam and Eve under the tree, serpent among the branches, demons entering Paradise, wolves devouring the flocks. (reverse)
Bust of John Milton, three-quarters, right, hair long, in plain falling collar, doublet, and mantle over his right shoulder. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 42.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
One of Dassier's medals, executed in the first half of the 18th century. The reverse refers to the opening passage of Paradise Lost, published in 1667.
John Milton, the poet, born 1608, died 8 Nov. 1674.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), xxxiv. 7; Köhler, Johann David, ‘Historische Münz-Belustigung’, Nürnberg, 1729-1750, X. 153; Gaetani, Pier Antonio, Count., ‘Museum Mazzuchellianum seu Numismata Virorum doctrina præstantium, &c.’, II. Pl. cxxv. 1.
- Not on display
- Associated events
Associated Event: Paradise Lost
Associated Event: Rising popularity of William III
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: H166
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (564) (229)