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medal

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    M.7024

  • Description

    Silver medal.(obverse) Bust of Prince Henry, face nearly full, falling collar, scarf fastened on shoulder.
    (reverse) Armorial shield of the Prince, with coronet, beneath celestial rays.

  • Date

    • 1611 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 29 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        HENRICVS . . PRINCEPS.
      • Inscription Comment

        A rose before and after each word.
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        FAX . MENTIS . HONESTÆ . GLORIA.
      • Inscription Translation

        Glory is the light of an honourable mind.
      • Inscription Comment

        A rose before and after each word.
  • Curator's comments

    Medallic Illustrations 1, published in 1885, states:
    This is a variety of registration no. M.7022.

    See Perry, Francis, ‘A Series of English Medals’, London, 1762, viii. 6.

  • Bibliography

    • Medallic Illustrations 1 p201.30 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 2012 19 April - 25 November, Gallery 69a, British Museum, Crowns and Ducats: Shakespeare's Money and Medals

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    M.7024

  • Additional IDs

    • H25
  • C&M Catalogue number

    • MB1p201.30
Silver medal.

Obverse & Reverse

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