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1688 - Jacobite, Abdication of James II SOLD

This white metal medal was struck to commemorate the abdication of James II in 1688 (BHM 646/75). James left Whitehall during the morning of Tuesday, 11th December. As he passed Lambeth in a small boat on the river Thames, rowed by Sir Edward Hales, he flung the Great Seal into the river. The reign of James II is said to have ended on this day. This medal was struck in 1788 during the jubilee year of the abdication and Glorious Revolution. The obverse carries the bust of William III, the monarch who ousted James, and the reverse shows James fling the Great Seal into the river. The diameter is 38 mm and the condition about Extremely Fine. This medal has been sold
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