- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of Bishop Nicholas Ridley, right, in cap and canonicals. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1720 (circa)
Diameter: 23.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations, published in 1885, states:
One of Dassier's series of the Protestant Reformers.
Nicholas Ridley was born in Tynedale, 1500, educated at Newcastle, and at Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, of which he was elected Master in October 1540. He was made Canon of Canterbury in 1541, and of Westminster in 1545. In April 1550 he was elected Bishop of London, but on Mary's accession sent to the Tower, and deprived of his see. In September 1555 he was tried for heresy by Commissioners appointed by Cardinal Pole, and burnt together with Latimer at Oxford 16 Oct. 1555.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), vi. 8; Gaetani, Pier Antonio, Count., ‘Museum Mazzuchellianum seu Numismata Virorum doctrina præstantium, &c.’ I. Pl. lxiv. 3; Van Mieris, Frans, ‘Histori der Nederlandsche Vorsten’, &c., Gravenhaage, 1732-1735, III. 380.
The British Museum holds a silver example of this medal with the same registration no.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (76) (27)