- Museum number
Cst bronze medal. (whole)
Bellerophon, wearing armour and a plumed helmet, seated on a rearing Pegasus, spearing the Chimaera. Below, tufts of grass. Beaded border. (reverse)
Bust of Philip II of Spain facing left, bearded, wearing an ornamented cuirass, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and a mantle knotted at the left shoulder. Beaded border. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 42 millimetres
Weight: 26.95 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This medal was executed at Madrid by Giovanni Paolo Poggini, a native of Florence.
This piece also has been referred to the defeat of Wyat's rebellion; but Philip can scarcely be said to have exercised vigilance upon that occasion, for the rebellion was terminated and the conspirators executed before he arrived in England. It alludes more probably to his vigilance in watching the proceedings of the reformers, typified by the Chimæra.
Various reverses occur upon medals of Philip which bear his English title, but, as they do not otherwise refer to England, it has not been thought necessary to include them all.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), vi. 4; Perry, Francis, ‘A Series of English Medals’, London, 1762, iii. 6; 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], I. 10; Luckius, Johannes Jacobus, ‘Sylloge Numismatum elegantiorum, &c.’, Argentinae, 1620 (fol), 170.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: A1076b
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (80) (39)