Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss


DASSIER, Jean: England, 1731, Bronze,  41 mm
Obv: Bust of Mary II    MARIA. II. D. G. MAG. BR. FR. ET. HIB. REGINA.
Rev: Beneath a canopy is a funerary monument, surmounted by a flaming urn decorated with a cherub’s head. Below is a tomb with bas-relief of Religion, seated with a candle, and Hymen, with an extinguished torch, lamenting the loss of Mary, while an infant Fame, seated upon a globe, proclaims her merits.
Exergue:  NATA. 10. FEBR. 1662. COR. II. APR. 1689. MORT. 29. DEC. 1694.
Signed:  I.D.
Ref: M.I. ii, 123/368; Eimer 63/364; Eisler I, 263/30; Thompson 33/29;  Weiss BW620

Mary II (1662-1694) Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1694), was the eldest daughter of James II. Despite her father’s Catholicism, Mary was brought up a Protestant. In 1677 she married her cousin, Prince William of Orange, Stadholder of Holland and champion of Protestantism in Europe. During the Glorious Revolution, she and her husband were invited to assume the English throne as joint monarchs, ruling as William and Mary. In practice, William III ruled, but Mary was a competent regent during his absences. (From O’Brien).

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