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Hanoverian Medal

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Hanoverian Medal, Georgian

This Hanoverian medal depicts Jacobite rebels being hanged after the defeat of the 1745 rebellion. This vivid imagery of men swinging from roped nooses sends a powerful message.

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Coin, Medieval, Edward I (1272-1307), London

This coin is minted in London and dates to the end of Edward I’s reign (1272 to 1307) or slightly after, possibly around 1310.

Commonwealth coins

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Coins, Commonwealth era

The coin dates to the period of the Commonwealth of England, 1649 - 1660. Previously, the image of the king had been used to show that the coinage was backed by the government, but after the execution of King Charles I, a new, kingless coin had to be designed.

Medieval coin

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Coin, Medieval, Henry III (1207-1272)

Henry III coin with name of Moneyer William. The making (minting) of coins was done by companies. These 'moneyers' as they were known paid a fee for the privilege of making the coins. Their names appear on many of the earlier coins, like this one, which has the name of Moneyer William.

Medieval coin

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Coins, Belgium, Medieval

The quality of English pennies under Edward I was so high that both the King of Scots and the lords of Brabant (in modern Belgium) copied them.

Medieval coin

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Coin, Edward I (1272 to 1307), Ireland

The king's titles appeared around the portrait of the king, as today. Edward I called himself Edward King of England, Lord of Ireland. This coin was minted [made] in Dublin, Ireland. Later kings added their claim to the French throne.