|Description:||Medal by George Bower, commemorating the murder by strangulation of Sir Edmundbury Godfrey by Papists in 1678.|
|Obverse:||Bust of Godfrey right with long hair and two hands strangling him with his cravat, "MORIENDO • RESTITVIT • REM • E • GODFREY", Godfrey, by his death, re-established the State.|
|Reverse:||Green strangling Godfrey in the presence of the Pope who is blessing him, "TANTVM • RELLIGIO • POTVIT", Such could Religion do. Edge : "CERVICE • FRACTA • FIDEM • SVSVLIT • ATLAS • SXN • 1678", The Christian Atlas sustained the Faith with a broken neck.|
|Statistics:||Silver 38.6 mm 27.5gm|
|Reference:||MI i 577/247|
SIR EDMONDBURY GODFREY
Sir Edmondbury Godfrey - or more correctly Edmund Berry Godfrey was a magistrate who was very active in 'revealing' the schemes of the Pope in British politics and a bitter persecutor of Catholics - for which activity he was allegedly 'done away with' on the orders of the Pope at the instigation of the devil!
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