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

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Titles

Union of England and Scotland medal

Maker(s)

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

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Description

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.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ United Kingdom

Acquisition and important dates

(1939)

Dating

Production date: AD 1707

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Weight 105.67 g

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Identification numbers

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

Associated departments & institutions

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

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