- Museum number
Pewter medal. (whole)
William III, seated in a car, holding an olive branch, and crowned by Victory, is conducted in triumph through a succession of arches, inscribed. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 71.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal represents what the people wished, not what was done. When William returned to England after the Peace of Ryswick, it was proposed to erect triumphal arches to his honour, but he peremptorily forbade it. The artist, however, has represented them upon this medal; and the letters inscribed upon them are explained upon the reverse.
See Rapin de Thoyras, Paul, ‘The Metallick History of the Reigns of William III and Queen Mary, Queen Anne, and King George I. [N. Tindal’s edition.], London, 1747, xx. 3; 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], IV. 261.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Peace of Ryswick
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (190) (496)