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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1697 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Croker, John, born 1670 - died 1741 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by W. Fleming, F.R.C.S.E.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a bronze medal made by John Croker in England, around 1697. This medal symbolises the state of England after the Peace of Ryswick. The obverse of this medal represents a profile bust of King William III. The reverse shows a seated figure of Britannia.

John Croker was a native of Dresden as a jeweller, but at early age practised die-engraving. He came to England in 1691, and in 1697 was appointed Assistant-Engraver to the Mint, and Chief Engraver in 1705.

Physical description

Obv., profile bust of King William III. Rev., a seated figure of Britannia.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1697 (made)


Croker, John, born 1670 - died 1741 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

"Gvlielmvs III. Dei Gratia Mag. Br. Fra. et Hib. Rex."

"Restitvtori," "Britannia MDCXCVII."


Diameter: 2.75 in

Descriptive line

Medal, depicting King William III and Britannia. English, ca. 1697

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington, Acquired During the Year 1877, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition. London : Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O. p. 168.
Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1909. Plate CX. no. 5.






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