'Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury'

'Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury'

'Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury'
Medal (obverse view)
George Bower (died 1690)
England (London)
1681
Silver, struck
Museum no.195-1907
Given by Mrs Glinn

This medal commemorates the acquittal for High Treason of the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury in November 1681. He had supported the Duke of Monmouth's claim to the throne and was briefly imprisoned in the Tower of London. On his release Shaftesbury's followers struck and wore this medal.

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