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Ref: 5652

George I, Coronation 1714, official  bronze medal by J Croker

 

 

Obv: laureate and cuirassed bust right

 

Rev: the King enthroned is crowned by Britannia, date below in exergue

 

 

References: MI ii 424/9

 

Condition: Fine; Diameter: 34mm

 

Notes: The acceptable Stuart line being exhausted after Anne’s death, Parliament cast around for a new Sovereign. It settled on the (Lutheran) Elector of Hanover (George I), passing over more than 50 (Roman Catholic) Stuart descendants with a better claim to the British throne!

 

 

Price £65

George I, Coronation 1714, official  bronze medal by J Croker
George I, Coronation 1714, official  bronze medal by J Croker

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