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Union of England and Scotland medal: CM.76-1939

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Union of England and Scotland medal


Ruler: Anne (1702-14)
Maker: Croker, John




This medal is placed by Van Loon and others amongst those which commemorate Queen Anne's accession, but, comparing the decoration of her person with that on other medals of about 1707 amd 1708, there can be little doubt that they were all struck about the same period. The artist and engraver is probably John Croker. The device of the reverse points to the Union as the event commemorated, and as constituting a new kingdom, of which Anne is considered the Palladium, or defence, as the statue of Pallas was deemed for Troy so long as it remained within its walls.

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  • London ⪼ United Kingdom

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Production date: AD 1707

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Object composed of silver Weight 105.67 g

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Accession number: CM.76-1939
Primary reference Number: 226565
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Created: Wednesday 27 February 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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