George IV, Coronation 1821 & The King’s Champion, bronze medal by G Mills
Obv: barehead bust of George IV right, GEORGIUS IV BRITANNIARUM REX
Rev: A mounted knight in armour left, PRO REGE DIMICO above
Condition: Extremely fine; Diameter: 55mm
Reference: BHM 1087; E 1142
Notes: The motto on the reverse is that of the Dymoke family, hereditary King’s Champions. The 1821 coronation was the last time the Champion performed his duties at the coronation banquet and the role has fallen into abeyance. The Dymoke family are now the standard bearers of England.