Medal commemorating the battle of Lowestoft, 1665

Medal commemorating the battle of Lowestoft, 1665. Obverse: Bust of the Duke of York (James II) in armour and mantle (right). Legend: 'IACOBVS . DVX . EBOR . ET . ALBAN . FRATER . AVGVSTISS . CAROLI . II . REGIS' (James Duke of York and Albany, brother of the most august king Charles II). Reverse: An antique trophy of a helmet, breastplate and tunic, etc., resting on a globe standing in the foreground of a naval action, a vessel sinking (right). Legend: 'GENVS . ANTIQVVM .' (An ancient race). Fitted with a loop.

Object Details

ID: MEC2955
Collection: Coins and medals
Type: Medal
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Roettier, John
Places: England
Events: Second Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of Lowestoft, 1665
Date made: 1665
People: King James II and VII; King James II and VII Roettier, John
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 63 mm

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