- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Draped bust of Queen Charlotte left, hair entwined with pearls and coronet, lace robes fastened at the shoulder with brooch. (obverse)
Inscription in three lines. Below: Crossed branches of oak. (reverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 34.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brown 1980 states:
The Queen's birthday was celebrated at Frogmore, the house built by Nash near Windsor, the residence of Queen Charlotte. The 'Gentleman's Magazine' for May 1795, p. 435, records that a fair was held in the "Dutch style" in honour of the Queen's birthday and that the principal singers and dancers from Covent Garden theatre attended. "The whole family of the House of Orange and vast numbers of the nobility etc. etc. were present".
Usually this piece has a plain edge but one specimen is known with the edge inscribed: C . H . K . IN 2 DAG: GR:: . this piece is struck on a blank for the Monneron tokens prepared by the Soho mint.
This medal was restruck after the death of Küchler. See also J. G. Pollard, Matthew Boulton and Conrad Heinrich Küchler, 'Numismatic Chronicle', 1970 pp. 281-2 No. 10 and pp. 314-16.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Queen Charlotte: Birthday Celebrations, 1795
- 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
MB3 (Brown 1) (92) (389)