- Museum number
Bronze medal; restrike. (whole)
Bust of Prince Charles (the Younger Pretender), right, hair long and flowing, in armour with straps and lion's head on the shoulder, and ermine mantle: before the face is a star. (obverse)
Bust of Prince Henry, left, hair long, tied behind, in figured breast-plate and riband across the breast. (reverse)
- Production date
- 1729 (restrike)
Diameter: 34.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
The two Princes here represented were the grandchildren of James II, Prince Charles, the Young Pretender, and Prince Henry, afterwards Cardinal of York. The star intimates Charles's princely origin, and the quotation on the edge likens him to the morning star, which
Dispels the darkness and the day renews;
meaning that his birth would disperse the clouds which obscured the fortunes of his family. His brother, Prince Henry, was next in succession to the throne of England. This medal was probably executed about the year 1729 for presents to the adherents of the family. Prince Charles was born 31 December 1720 (See Medallic Illustrations 2, p452.60 and p453.61).
See Cochran-Patrick, R. W., ‘Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland etc.’, Edinburgh, 1884, Pl. xiii. 5.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased as part of a group of 551 coronation, jubilee and other medals/medalets.
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (492) (34)