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Ref: 5139

Great Britain/ Germany, Prince Frederick elected Bishop of Osnabrück 1764, silver medal by Thomas Pingo, scarce

 

 

Obv: Female seated with British shield, table to right with mitre, crozier and sword, SPES PVBLICA (Hope of the nation) above

 

Rev: legend in 9 lines, legend around

 

 

Condition: Good very fine or better; Diameter: 43mm

 

Reference: BHM 90; E 707; E Pingo 31

 

 

Notes: The date on the medal is that of Frederick’s election to the bishopric although these medals were issued the following year to mark his second birthday (bishops were very young in those days). Under the terms of the Treaty of Westphalia, Osnabrueck bishops were alternately Catholic and Protestant, the latter being drawn from the House of Brunswick, of which Prince Frederick was a member. Frederick was the second son of George III and the last prince-bishop of Osnabruck (it being dissolved in 1803). The see had been founded by Charlemagne in AD 772.

 

Price £120

Prince Frederick bishop of Osnabruck 1764, silver medal

Prince Frederick bishop of Osnabruck 1764, silver medal

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