- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Two female figures [Anglia and Scotia] hold two wreaths interlinked above an inscription; distant view of Leipzig. (reverse)
Bust of Anne, left, crowned, lovelock on the left shoulder, in mantle fastened with brooch in front. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 43.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal by Christian Wermuth is described in his Catalogue, 1713, No. 17, p. 22.
John Burkhard Menke, Public Professor of History in the University of Leyden and Fellow of the Royal Society of England, induced Luder Menke, the Rector of the University of Leipzig, and probably a relation, to celebrate a festival in honour of the Union of England and Scotland, and the day chosen was the feast of St. Anne, 26 July/6 August. He himself delivered an oration in the Church of the University laudatory of the principles of the Union, and the prudence with which it had been effected. After the oration John Robinson, the British Envoy, made his compliments to the University for so remarkable an instance of veneration and respect for Her Majesty, and later in the day entertained the members of the University and all the foreign ministers at a grand banquet. The two female figures represented on this medal are Anglia and Scotia, but they are unaccompanied by any distinguishing symbols.
Some examples of this medal have the following inscription on the edge: QVAE BELLO PACEQVE MAIOR. (Who is greater in war and peace?).
See Thesaurus Numismatum Modernorum hujus Seculi, &c., Norinbergiæ, 692.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Union of England and Scotland
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Bank of England loaned their Collection to the British Museum in 1865 wishing to make it accessible to the general public. This remained as a separate Collection until 1877 when the Bank Directors decided it would be more useful to the museum and the public if incorporated into the national collection. The Bank of England collection was therefore presented to the British Museum in 1877, any duplicates being sold to create a coins and medals purchase fund.
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (300) (118)