- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Prince Charles (the Young Pretender) standing, three-quarters, left, in Highland costume, his right hand extended: in the distance an attendant holds his target. (reverse)
Prince Charles (the Young Pretender) standing, three-quarters, left, in Highland costume, his right hand extended: in the distance an attendant holds his target. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 36.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
An ill-executed medal, struck at the time when the young Prince was arriving in Great Britain. His appearance on the obverse is described in one of the Jacobite songs:-
He wears a broadsword at his side,
And weel he kens to draw that,
The target and the Highland plaid,
The shoulder belt and a' that.
A bonnet bound with ribbons blue,
The white cockade and a' that,
The tartan hose and philabeg,
Which makes us blythe, for a' that.
The reverse is in the spirit of another Jacobite song :-
Our King shall hae his ain again,
And Charlie is the man.
See Cochran-Patrick, R. W., ‘Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland etc.’, Edinburgh, 1884, Pl. xiv. 1.
- Not on display
- 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) (601) (254)