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About the object
Interesting silver medal of the Accession of King George III.
Maker: Kirk. London 1760.
According to 'British Historical Medals 1760-1960 by Laurence Brown. Volume I. No. 4.'
George William Frederick (1738-1820), grandson of George II, son Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. Succeeded to the throne in 1760 and at that time put forth a proclamation against immorality and declared that he 'gloried in the name of Briton'.
He cultivated the image of an English nobleman rather than that of a German prince and was believed to have suffered from insanity in his later years; he has been much maligned and
misunderstood by historians.
Obverse: Bust of George III with long hair tied in queue. GEORGIVS . III . REX.
Reverse: A Heart in the centre of a wreath of laurel and oak on a plinth inscribed:- BORN MAY 24 / 1738 / PROCLAIMED / OCTr 26. 1760.
Legend around:- ENTIRELY BRITISH
The reverse of this medal makes it delightful. This is probably the best of all the propaganda medals issued regarding George III’s nationality and allegiance.