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Bronze medal.(obverse) Bust of Maria Theresa, Queen of Hungary, right, laureate, in rich dress with Medusa's head in front, and ermine mantle fastened with brooch on the shoulder. Oak border.
(reverse) The Queen, with her son, seated upon a pile of arms on the sea-shore, and attended by Venus, Juno, and Minerva. Neptune approaches, pointing to the British fleet in the distance. Laurel border.
- Made in: British Isles
- (Europe,British Isles)
- Diameter: 82 millimetres
Inscription ContentSECVRITAS . AVGVSTAE.
Inscription TranslationThe security of the Queen.
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentL. M. W.
Inscription CommentOn a rock.
Lorenz Maria Weber.
Inscription ContentMARIA TERESIA . AVSTR . CAROLI . IMP . AVG . F . HVNG . ET . BOHEM . REGINA.
Inscription TranslationMaria Theresa of Austria, the august daughter of Charles, the Emperor, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia.
Medallic Illustrations 2
England having been a party to the Pragmatic Sanction, supported the claim of Maria Theresa to the Austrian dominions upon the death of her father, Charles VI. This medal, therefore, commemorates the assistance afforded to the Queen by England, especially by the operations of the fleet, a part of which blockaded Cadiz, whilst another portion anchored in the Bay of Naples, and forced Don Carlos to conclude a treaty of neutrality with Austria. Neptune, the representative of Britain, approaches the Queen attended by the impersonations of her beauty, dignity, and courage, and assures her of the security of her empire.
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Object reference number: CME4012
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