- Museum number
Silver medal. (whole)
Britannia and Hibernia shaking hands. (reverse)
Draped bust of George III with hair in queue, left. (obverse)
- Production date
Diameter: 48.000 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Brown 1980 states:
The Act of Union became law on 1st January 1801.
This medal was restruck after the death of Küchler. See also J. G. Pollard, Matthew Boulton and Conrad Heinrich Küchler, 'Numismatic Chronicle', 1970, p. 293, No. 24 and pp. 314-16.
Bibliography: Frazer, W. The Medallists of Ireland and their work. Extracts from the 'Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland'. Vol. XVII1/316; Fiala, E. 'Münzen und Medaillen der Welfischen Lande', Prague, 1915, 4485; Grueber, H. A. 'Synopsis of the contents of the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals'. A Guide to the English Medals exhibited in the King's Library. London, 1881, 121/541.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009/10 May-May, Birmingham, Barber Institute, Matthew Boulton & the Art of Making Money
- Associated events
- Commemoration of: Union of Ireland with Great Britain, 1801
- Acquisition date
- Coins and Medals
- Registration number
- C&M catalogue number
MB3 (Brown 1) (128) (523)