ACCESSION of KING GEORGE III Medal. London 1760.
ACCESSION of KING GEORGE III Medal. London 1760.
ACCESSION of KING GEORGE III Medal. London 1760.
ACCESSION of KING GEORGE III Medal. London 1760.

ACCESSION of KING GEORGE III Medal. London 1760.

1760 London.

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Interesting silver medal of the Accession of King George III.
Maker: Kirk. London 1760.

According to 'British Historical Medals 1760-1960 by Laurence Brown. Volume I. No. 4.'
George William Frederick (1738-1820), grandson of George II, son Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. Succeeded to the throne in 1760 and at that time put forth a proclamation against immorality and declared that he 'gloried in the name of Briton'. He cultivated the image of an English nobleman rather than that of a German prince and was believed to have suffered from insanity in his later years; he has been much maligned and
misunderstood by historians.

Obverse: Bust of George III with long hair tied in queue. GEORGIVS . III . REX.
Reverse: A Heart in the centre of a wreath of laurel and oak on a plinth inscribed:- BORN MAY 24 / 1738 / PROCLAIMED / OCTr 26. 1760.
Legend around:- ENTIRELY BRITISH
The reverse of this medal makes it delightful. This is probably the best of all the propaganda medals issued regarding George III’s nationality and allegiance.

Diameter: 1.3 inches (3.3cm)
Weight: 0.66 troy ounces (20.5 grams)
Condition: Extremely fine. Very Rare in Silver.
Medium
Silver
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