- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Truth, her head radiate, is seated on clouds and holds a palm branch and an open Bible; prostrate at her feet lies the Hydra of rebellion having the heads of the Pope, the Devil, Prince Charles (the Young Pretender), the King Louis XV of France, a Cardinal, and a Bishop. (reverse)
Bust of George II, left, partly turned away from the spectator, laureate, hair long, in armour with lion's head on the shoulder, and mantle. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 29.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
Truth is emblematic of the Protestant Religion, and she, with her emblem, the open Bible, here destroys Rebellion, represented at that time in songs and satirical prints as the Pope, the Devil, and the Pretender.
See Cochran-Patrick, R. W., ‘Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland etc.’, Edinburgh, 1884, Pl. iv. 6.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: The Rebels repulsed, 1745
- 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) (608) (269)