- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
Bust of George II, left, laureate, hair long, in armour and mantle. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 40.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This was the dedicatory medal of the series of medals of English Sovereigns by Jean Dassier, a native of Geneva. They were published by subscription at six guineas the set of thirty-three medals in copper, and at fifteen guineas in silver. They are tolerably well executed, but the portraits bear but little resemblance to the originals. Further particulars of these medals are given in Medallic Illustrations 1 p1.
See Dassier, Jean, ‘Medals of the Sovereigns of England’, London, 1797, Pl. vi.
- 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
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1865,0324.1613
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (498) (43)