Medal commemorating the abdication of King James II, 1688

Medal commemorating the abdication of King James II, 1688. Obverse: Bust of William III (right), laureate, hair long, no drapery. Legend: 'GVLIELMVS III . DEI . GRATIA.' Reverse: James II in a small boat on the Thames with Sir Edward Hales, passing the stairs at Lambeth. The King is throwing the Great Seal into the river. Legend (on scroll): 'JAMES . II . ABDICATION.' Exergue: 'A . D . 1688.'

Object Details

ID: MEC1319
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Events: Abdication of James II, 1688
Date made: circa 1688; circa 1788
People: King William III; King James II and VII Hayles, Edward
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 38 mm

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