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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1881,1204.77

  • Description

    Lead medal.(obverse) View of the walls and fortifications of Worcester with defenders; outside, Charles on horseback attended by the four Penderels and Yates, and before him a company of soldiers.
    (reverse) Sword and olive branch crossed between C. R. Traces of inscription in the exergue.

  • Date

    • 1651
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 26 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        C. R.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        WOSTER.
      • Inscription Comment

        Above.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        GOD . BLES . MY . LORD . WILMOT . LADY . LANE . COL . CARLES . CAPT . TEDERSAL.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        IN . VTRVMQVE . PARATVS.
      • Inscription Translation

        Prepared for both.
      • Inscription Comment

        i.e. Peace or war.
  • Curator's comments

    Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
    Unique?
    This medal commemorates the escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester, 3 September 1651, and the names inscribed are those of the principal actors in the enterprise. Lord Wilmot was the King's faithful and watchful attendant throughout the perilous journey. Lady Lane, Miss Jane Lane, conveyed him from her brother's house in Shropshire to Abbotsleigh, some miles beyond Bristol, passing him off as a neighbour's son, who was accompanying her for his health, having recently suffered from an attack of quartan ague. Captain Carlos or Careless was the King's companion in the royal oak of Boscobel, and Captain Tattersal the skipper of the bark which bore the King in safety to the coast of France.

    See Sussex Arch. Soc. Coll. XXVI. p. 276.

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  • Bibliography

    • Medallic Illustrations 1 p394.19 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Commemoration of: Escape of Charles II from the Battle of Worcester
  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Military award for veterans of the battle
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1881,1204.77

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB1p394.19

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