This silver medal with a snake among flowers was struck in Holland in 1605 to commemorate the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot in England. Late at night on November 4th 1605, Guy Fawkes was discovered and arrested with matches in his pocket near a large stash of gunpowder hidden under Parliament. He was then tortured and sentenced to hanging for being a part of the plot to murder King James I of England. The King made the medal to symbolize the failed assassination attempt and written on the coin it says DETECTVS. QVI. LATVIT. S.C.’ (He, who concealed himself, is detected. By order of the Senate.). William Shakespeare made references to this medal and the Gunpowder plot in his play "MacBeth". When Lady Macbeth urges Macbeth to ‘look like th’ innocent flower, / But be the serpent under’t’ (1.5.65–66), she echoes the image of the medal – well known to Shakespeare’s audience – and associates their planned deception of treason and the Gunpowder Plot.