The museum acquired the Dunbar medal as a purchase from auction in 2014.
The medal was struck by parliament after Cromwell’s great victory at Dunbar on 3rd September 1650
The medal engraving was done by master engraver Thomas Simon, he took the portrait of Cromwell from life, and is believed to be a very accurate portrayal. The reverse of the medal shows the house of commons in session.
The medal was made in 2 sizes (large and small) and in 3 metals, gold and silver for the officers and bronze for other ranks.
You can see both sides of the medal below.
Come and visit the museum and see the collection of English Civil War uniforms and weapons. We have some unique and very rare objects in the collection.
If you want to read more about the Battle or Dunbar or Thomas Simon, you all find some useful links below.