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Birthday of Princess Caroline of Orange 17 Feb. 1748: CM.4.20-1922

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Birthday of Princess Caroline of Orange 17 Feb. 1748


Ruler: George II (1727-60)
Engraver: Holtzhey, Martin



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1922) by Perceval, Spencer George


Production date: AD 1748

Components of the work

Object composed of gold Diameter (min) 21 mm Diameter 26 mm Weight 2.62 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust conjoined, facing right, of William of Orange and Princess Anne. He hair long, is in armour and ribband across the breast; she wears coronet and mantle over the shoulders.

  • Text: W . C . H . FRISO ET ANNA D . G . PRINC . ARAVS . ETC. (below) M. HOLTZHEY . F.
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Bust of Princess Caroline, facing right, hair short, in embroidered gown.

  • Text: CAROLINA . D . G . PRINCEPS AR . SPES PATRIÆ . ÆT . AN . V. 1748.
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.4.20-1922
Primary reference Number: 227891
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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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