- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Fame, facing, blowing her trumpet and bearing an olive branch. (reverse)
Busts of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza, face to face. He, laureate, hair long, flowing behind, is in armour with lion's head on shoulder, and mantle: she, with her hair collected behind within a coronet, a narrow wreath twisted round the head, detached ringlets falling down the neck, wears a slight mantle over the gown, which has sleeves fastened with jewels. Rose. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 52.500 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
The specimen in silver varies in the die of the reverse, and the legend reads ANNO for ANO.
This medal was struck upon the marriage of Charles II with Catherine of Braganza, daughter of John IV, King of Portugal, an union of great importance to the two countries, founding the Indian empire of England, and establishing the independence of Portugal. The ceremony was performed privately by Lord d'Aubigny, a Roman Catholic priest, and publicly by Sheldon, Bishop of London, after which their Majesties proceeded to Hampton Court, 29 May, 1662.
See Pinkerton, J., ‘The Medallic History of England to the Revolution’, London, 1790 (fol.), xxx. 7.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Marriage of Charles II and Catherine of Braganza (29th May 1662)
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: H80
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (480) (90)