George I, Order of the Bath revived 1725, bronze medal by John Croker
Obv: bust of George I right
Rev: young Prince William standing, dressed as a Knight of the Bath
Condition: Good very fine; Diameter: 46mm
Reference: MI ii 463/75; E 501
Notes: The Order was instituted in 1399 by Henry IV but fell into disuse after Charles II’s coronation in 1660. It was revived by George I. Prince William was the third son of George II, famous as the 25-year old British army commander at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.