Protector of the Arts
Silver medal, 1760
By Thomas Pingo
Laureate bust of George III
George III in Roman dress receives "Mother of the Arts" who implores protection of her children, Sculpture, Poetry and Architecture, ARTS PROTECTED. MDCCLX. SOC. P. A. C. edge engraved, William. Pitt. Administring. 39 mm, (BHM. 6). Some surface marks, otherwise extremely fine and rare, especially with the edge inscription
Thomas Pingo won a prize for this medal for the Society for Promoting Arts and Commerce, the forerunner of the Royal Society of Arts.