- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Bust of Archbishop Sancroft, right, wearing cap and canonical robes. (obverse)
Medallions with portraits and names of the six imprisoned Bishops arranged round that of the Bishop of London; stars interspersed. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 51.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
This medal is a variety of Medallic Illustrations 1, p622.37, differing little from it, except in the date, which is written M.D.C.L.XXXVIII., in the omission of the artist's initials, and of the inscription on the edge.
This medal refers to the seven Bishops committed to the Tower for opposing the Declaration of Indulgence issued by James II, and for refusing to allow it to be read in their churches.
This variety was executed to supply the great demand for the medal, and a great number of casts were also made to suit poorer purchasers. This medal was worn round the neck, sometimes openly, sometimes concealed, by numerous clergymen, and also laymen, and so highly prized for the principles of which it was considered the badge, that it descended and was worn by successive generations. This accounts for the worn condition in which it is very often found.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Imprisonment of the Seven Bishops
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB1 (Medallic Illustrations 1) (623) (39)