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Coronation. 1727.: CM.162-1917

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Coronation. 1727.


George II (1727-60) (Ruler)
Croker, John (Engraver)


This was the official medal distributed at the public expense during the ceremony. It is believed that 200 medals were struck in gold, 800 in silver, and many more in copper.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1917-05-25) by Rattey, William


Production date: AD 1727

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter (min) 35 mm Diameter 35 mm Weight 17.82 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of George II, facing left, laureate, hair long, in armour and mantle fastened with brooch on the shoulder.

  • Text: GEORGIVS . II . D . G . MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX. (on truncation) I. C.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: The King, seated on King Edward's chair, holds the sceptre and orb, and is crowned by Britannia, holding a cornucopia and leaning on the fasces.

  • Text: VOLENTES . PER . POPULOS. (in exergue) CORON . XI . OCTOB . MDCCXXVII.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.162-1917
Primary reference Number: 227823
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Created: Monday 19 August 2019 Updated: Monday 16 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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