Lord Camden, Silver Portrait Medal
Lord Camden, Silver Portrait Medal

Lord Camden, Silver Portrait Medal

1766 United Kingdom

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£375 gbp
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Lord Camden, Silver Portait Medal, , 1766, by J. Kirk, draped bust of Lord Camden wearing full wig profile right, C. PRATT LORD CAMDEN, rev. Liberty seated holding the scales of Justice and a staff with the cap of Liberty, at the side a book inscribed, MAGNA CARTA, True to His Trust, 34 mm. (BHM96). Good very fine and very rare in silver.



Charles Pratt, Lord Camden, (1714-1794).Attorney General 1757. Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. Lord chancellor 1766-70. During the trial of John Wilkes for sedition he declared common warrants illegal and as a result achieved much popularity.

Lord Brougham said of him- His unwearied patience, his unbroken suavity of manner, his unruffled calmness of temper.... went far to constitute the perfect judge.

As a lawyer and judge he was a leading proponent of civil liberties, championing the rights of the jury, and limiting the powers of the State.

He started the development of the area of London which was later to be called Camden Town
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