William and Mary, Coronation 1689, the official medal in silver by J Roettier
Obv: conjoined laureate and draped busts of William III and Queen Mary right, GVLIELMVS ET MARIA REX ET REGINA around (William and Mary King and Queen)
Rev: Jove hurling thunder at Phæton falling from his chariot, the earth in flames, legend above NE TOTUS ABSUMATUR. (That it may not all be consumed), in exergue INAUGURAT .II .AP .1689. (Crowned 11 April 1689)
Condition: Very fine or better (better than photographs); Diameter: 35mm
References: MI i 662/25; E 312
Notes: This is the official issue medal, which was cast out to the spectators at the coronation. The medallist, John Roettier, was the eldest son of an Antwerp goldsmith. He came to England soon after the Restoration and was appointed one of the engravers at the Mint. He became Chief Engraver on the death of Thomas Rawlins in 1670 and held this office until 1697. His medallic works are among the finest produced in England since the Restoration.