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Ref: 4417

George Prince of Wales, Marriage to Caroline of Brunswick 1795, bronze medal by Conrad Küchler

 


Obv: conjoined busts of George and Caroline right

 

Rev: Hymen holds a ribbon uniting the shields of Great Britain and Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, London skyline beyond

 

 

Condition: Good extremely fine; Diameter: 48mm

 

References: BHM 392; E 865

 

 

Notes: The marriage took place on 8th April 1795 at St James’s Palace in London (the medal gives 1797 in error). The Prince of Wales was drunk throughout – having famously asked for a brandy after first seeing his bride-to-be. The marriage was not a happy one. The view of London on the medal’s reverse is taken from a 1751 painting by Canaletto.

 

Price £275

George Prince of Wales, Marriage to Caroline of Brunswick 1795, bronze medal by Conrad Küchler

George Prince of Wales, Marriage to Caroline of Brunswick 1795, bronze medal by Conrad Küchler

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