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18th Century Commemorative Medal - Queen Charlotte's Birthday

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1885N1536.133
Collection:Coins & Medals
Date:1795 - 1795

Maker Information

Engraver: Conrad Heinrich Kuchler - View biography for Conrad Heinrich Kuchler
Engraver:Soho Mint - View history
Maker:Soho Mint - View history

Notes

This 18th century medal was produced to commemorate Queen Charlotte's birthday. The Queen celebrated the day at Frogmore, the house built by Nash for her near Windsor, England. 'The Gentleman's Magazine' dated May 1795, 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'.

Presented by The Misses Long, 1878.

Further Information

Reign:King George III
Production Period:Georgian
Material(s):Copper
Place of Origin:Birmingham, Staffordshire - originally, England

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Dimensions

Diameter:34 mm