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Ref: 4443

William Pitt, Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766, bronze medal by John Westwood

 

Obv: bewigged bust left of William Pitt the Elder

Rev: THE MAN WHO HAVING SAVED THE PARENT PLEADED WITH SUCCESS FOR HER CHILDREN


Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 39mm

References: BHM --; E 713 footnote; Betts 517

 

Notes: The Stamp Act of 1765 authorised a tax on American colonists and caused much grievance. It was repealed the following year as a matter of expediency by the British government, but had already given rise to the colonists’ slogan “No Taxation Without Representation”. Ultimately it began a chain of events which led to American independence.

 

Price £150

William Pitt, Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766, bronze medal
William Pitt, Repeal of the Stamp Act 1766, bronze medal

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