Great Britain, George II, 1727-1760, Large Silver Medal, Hanoverian Royal family

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Great Britain. Georges II, 1727-1760. Large Silver Medal (69.2 mm; 115.7 g.). The royal family.
GEORGIVS II REX ET CAROLINA REGINA. Busts face to face, draped; the king armoured // FELICITAS IMPERII. Busts of the seven royal children.

Eimer 528.

Small scratches. Otherwise extremely fine with beautiful blue toning and high relief

Comment

The children are: Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), Anne, Princess Royal (1709-1759), Amelia Sophia Eleonora (1710-1786), Caroline Elizabeth (1713-1757), William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), Mary (1722-1772), Louisa (1724-1751). Another child, Georges William (1717) died in infancy.

According to Eimer, this medal represents the Hanoverian response to the Stuart familiy's claim of succession.

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