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Record ID: YORYM-B32610
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: York
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TREASURE CASE : 2015 T176 A complete gold touch-piece of James II dating to the period AD 1685 - 1688. SOLI DEO GLORIA reverse type St. Michael and the dragon. Mint of London. Such pieces formed part of the ceremony of 'Touching for the King's Evil' a ruitual during which English monarchs exercised their thaumaturgic gift of healing the disease scrofula. The afflicted received a memento in the form of a 'touch-piece', suspended on a white ribbon. The early Stuart monarchs (James I, Charles I) used gold coins (angels), pierced to take a ribbon. After the Restoration of Charles II…
Created on: Monday 23rd February 2015
Last updated: Tuesday 2nd January 2018
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Record ID: NARC-8F4F3D
Object type: MEDALLION
Broad period: POST MEDIEVAL
County: Northamptonshire
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A complete gold Touch Piece of Ann (AD 1702-1714). Obverse depicts the Archangel St. Michael slaying a dragon, SOL DE GLORIA. The reverse depicts a ship under sail, ANNA.DG.M.BR/T.ETH.REG . The object has a single circular perforation at 12 O'clock Touch Pieces were touched by the monarch and used by an individual (in this instance as a pendant or medallion) to pass the heeling of an individual via the touch of a monarch without the monarch coming into physical contact with the afflicted individual. Diameter: 21.18mm, Thickness: 0.71mm, Weight: 3.0g.
Created on: Monday 26th March 2018
Last updated: Monday 26th March 2018
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