- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Monument decorated with festoons of roses, and a bas-relief of an infant strangling a dragon. (reverse)
Bust of Edward VI, left, laureate, in armour, mantle fastened with brooch on shoulder. (obverse)
- Production date
- 1731 (circa)
Diameter: 40.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This is the medal as originally designed for Dassier's series; the entire dissimilarity of the obverse to all known portraits of Edward probably occasioned its rejection. See registration number G3,E.M.21 for Dassier's medal of Edward VI.
The depiction of an infant strangling a dragon symbolises the efforts of the young King against Popery, in imitation of the fable of Hercules strangling the serpents.
The British Museum also holds a bronze example - registration no. M.6766.
- Not on display
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 17
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (63) (21)