- Museum number
Bronze medal. (whole)
A female figure seated on a rock with four children, one reading, another writing. (reverse)
Bust of Queen Caroline, right, hair tied in a knot behind, lovelock, on her head a coronet; she wears a gown with lace frill, and a mantle fastened with brooches in front and on the shoulder. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 40.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states:
This medal was no doubt struck at the same time as Medallic Illustrations 2, published in 1885, states: p498.43 (Dassier’s medal of George II), in order to render the series complete. The reverse is said to represent "the Queen nourishing and instructing the royal offspring'': but more probably it is a figure of Charity, alluding to the character of the Queen, who is said to have spent at least one-fifth of her whole income on charitable purposes.
See Dassier, Jean, ‘Medals of the Sovereigns of England’, London, 1797, Pl. vi.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB2 (Medallic Illustrations 2) (499) (44)