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Coronation 20 October 1714.: CM.23-1963

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Coronation 20 October 1714.


Ruler: George I (1714-27)
Engraver: Sèeländer, Nicolaus




This medal is by Nicolaus Sèeländer, the chief engraver to the mint of Hannover from 1718. He followed George to England hoping to present this medal in commemoration of his coronation but was disappointed to have been left wait for some months before he was able to bring it before the King. Each letter of the legend on the obverse forms an emblem, having over it an explanatory inscription, complimentary to the character of the King, as follows:- G. Arm encircled by a serpent, and holding a mirror, "PRVDENS". E. Pair of scales, "IVSTVS". O. Wreath of oak, the Roman reward for saving the life of a citizen, "SERVATOR CIVIVM". R. Pelican feeding her young with her own blood, "SALVT : PVBL . INVIGILANS". G. Rainbow "CLEMENS". I. Column surmounted by a crown, "FORTIS". V. Branches of palm and olive, "PACIS AMANS". S. Branch of ivy, signifying durability, "VIVAT REX OPT :". I. Vine entwining a spear, "FRVCT9 APPARENT". R. St. George and the Dragon, "AVDERS : REPELLAT". E. Cornucopia, "PROSIT OMNIB". X. Sword and Sceptre, crossed, "TVTOR BONOR . TERROR MALOR.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1963-03-17) by Perceval, Spencer George


Production date: AD 1714

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Diameter (min) 126 mm Diameter 126 mm

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Bust of George I, facing right, laureate, hair long, in armour much decorated, ermine robes, and collar of the Garter.

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Uniface.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.23-1963
Primary reference Number: 227788
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Created: Monday 19 August 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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