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Sir Robert Vyner (Viner), Bt (1631-1688), Goldsmith and banker; Lord Mayor of London

Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Robert, a wealthy goldsmith and banker, made the regalia for the coronation of Charles II, 1661. He lent extensively to the government and incurred financial difficulties because these loans had not been repaid. He was Lord Mayor of London in 1674, but was declared bankrupt in 1683 or 4. He died broken-hearted at the death of his only son.