Death of George IV
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This medal commemorates the death of George IV, on June 26th, 1830.
The medal shows on one side the head of the King, on the other side Britannia mourning at the foot of an urn, with her shield and helmet.
Britannia was the Latin name used by the Romans to describe the island of Great Britain and was personified as a goddess.
Medal depicts on the obverse the bust of the King, to left laureate. GEORGIUS IIII D : G : REX.
On the reverse: IN MEMORY OF GEORGE THE FOURTH. Britannia mourning at the foot of an urn; on the left her shield and helmet; in the background, a cypress and a weeping willow; below, BORN. AUGUST. 12. 1762. DIED. JUNE 1830 AGED. 68.
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'GEORGIUS IIII D : G : REX.'
'IN MEMORY OF GEORGE THE FOURTH.'
'BORN. AUGUST. 12. 1762. DIED. JUNE 1830 AGED. 68'
On the reverse, below.
Diameter: 5.1 cm
Object history note
Medal commemorates the death of George IV, June 26, 1830.
Given by Mrs Glinn.
Medal, silvered pewter, commemorating the death of George IV, England, signed W.T.
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1760 - 1960, Vol I - The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV. London, 1980, cat. no. 1390
List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in the Years 1905 - 1908. In: List of Works of Art Acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum, During the Year 1906, Arranged According to the Dates of Acquisition with Appendix and Indices. London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Eyre and Spottiswoode, Limited, 1909, p. 123
Urn; Shield; Willow; Bust; Helmet; Cypress
Coins & Medals; Portraits; Royalty; Sculpture