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British Coronation Medallions

Mary, James I, Charles I, Charles II, James II, William & Mary,
Anne, George I,
George II, George III



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Mary, Phillip &Mary
Maria I REG ANGL FRANC ET HIB FIDEI DEFENSATRIX.

A bust in profile to the right, in a plain coiffure and lappet behind, surrounded by a fillet of pearls; an embroidered robe, turn down at the top, discovering a collar, or neck-lace of jewels, and fastened on the breast by a cluster and rose of the same, with a pearl pendant.
CESIS VISVS TIMIDIS QUIES.
A figure representing the Queen in the Charachter of Religion, with a radiated crown, fitting in curule chair, on a rock near the sea: In her right hand a branch of palm and olive; below, the winds are dispelling the clouds, and the mists, supposed of ignorence and error, from many figures struck with wonder and grattiyude. In her left is a torch setting fire to a heap of arms before a temple, in and near which all seem calm, as the ledgend intimates, and over all appear the rays of the sun, the emblem of light and comfort.
A cast bronze medal by J. da Trezzo struck after 1554


The first medal for distribution at a monarch's coronation in England
James I
  
1603, Great Britain 
JAMES I. OFFICIAL CORONATION MEDAL
By Charles Anthony,Silver
Obverse: Bust of James I looking right, laureate and in armour, mantle tied in a knot on the shoulder and falling lace collar. Legend: IAC : I : BRIT : CAE : AVG : HAE CEASARVM CAE. D. D.
(James I, Caesar Augustus of Britain, Caesar the heir of the Caesars, presents this medal).
Reverse: Crowned lion rampant, looking left, holding a beacon and wheatsheaf. Legend: ECCE . PHAOS ; POPVLIQ' . SALVS.
(Behold the beacon and safety of the people).
A rose before and after the legend. 

  
Charles 1st 1626 Coronation Medal, official issue
(1625-1649)
Bust of Charles I (right), crowned, in ruff, ermine robes,
collar and badge of the Garter. Legend: "CAROLUS.I.DG.MAG.BRITAN.FRAN.ET.HIB.REX."
Below, N.B. for Nicholas Briot
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Reverse: An arm issuing from the clouds holds a sword. Legend: "DONEC.PAX.REDDITA.TERRIS." (Until peace is restored to the earth.) Exergue: "CORON.2.FEBRU.1626

   
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Charles II 1661 (1660-85).Coronation Medal, official issue

King`s portrait facing right, crowned and in the coronation vestments,
signed `TS` on the truncation by Thomas Simon.
Reverse shows the newly crowned king seated in the Coronation Chair with the Angel of Peace above his head, blessing him. Dated April 1661.

  
Coronation of King James II, 1685
Bust of King James II, draped and armoured, right, his head laureate.
A hand from heaven holding a large crown above a cushion, upon which rests a laurel wreath.
By John Roettiers.
Silver. 34 mm. (1.35 inches) in diameter.


  
1689, Great Britain,
WILLIAM AND MARY OFFICIAL CORONATION MEDAL.
By John Roettier. 
 Gold 35mm.
Obv: Conjoined, draped busts, left. Leg: GVLIELMVS . ET . MARIA . REX . ET . REGINA. (William and Mary, king and queen).
Rev: Jove hurling thunder at Phaeton, falling from his chariot, the earth in flames. Leg: NE TOTVS ABSVMATVR. (That is may not all be consumed).

Exergue:
INAVGVRAT . II . AP . 1689 (Crowned, 11 April, 1689).

  

Queen Anne (1702-1714)

36mm. (28 gm) By John Croker.

Obv. Draped bust l. with headband.

Rv. The Queen helmeted as Pallas hurls lightning at dissident

factions potrayed as the Hydra

    

SEE LARGE PICTURE OF GEORGE i CORONATION MEDAL

George I. 1714-1727.

OFFICIAL MINT CORONATION MEDAL OF GEORGE I

(Gold. 22.20 g,).

John Croker, engraver.

Dated 20 October 1714. bust right; J. C. on truncation of arm

Obv.George enthroned right, holding scepter and globus, being crowned by

Britannia standing left, holding shield and spear.

        

George I. 1714-1727.

OFFICIAL MINT CORONATION MEDAL OF GEORGE I

John Croker, engraver. Silver

Dated 20 October 1714. bust right; J. C. on truncation of arm

Obv.George enthroned right, holding scepter and globus, being crowned by

Britannia standing left, holding shield and spear.

  
1727, Great Britain
OFFICIAL MINT CORONATION MEDAL OF GEORGE II.
Obverse: Bust of George II looking left, laureate, hair long, in armour and mantle fastened with a brooch on the shoulder. Legend: GEORGIVS. II . D. G. MAG . BR . FR . ET . HIB . REX .
Reverse: The King, seated on King Edward's chair, holds the sceptre and orb and is crowned by Britannia who is holding a cornucopia and is leaning on the fasces.
Legend: VOLONTES . PER . POPULOS.
(By a willing people).
Exergue: CORON . XI . OCTOB . MDCCXXVII. 

  
1761,  Great Britain.
OFFICIAL MINT CORONATION MEDAL OF
GEORGE III.
By Lorenz Natter.
Gold 34mm (1.35 inches) in diameter.
Obv: Laureate, cuirassed bust of George III facing right. (rare variety with the two ties projecting straight, behind the head). Legend: GEORGEIVS.III. D.G. M. BRI. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. F.D. (George III, byt the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith). Rev: Britannia holding a crown above the head of the king , who is enthroned and dressed as a Roman emperor. The Biritish lion lies behind the throne. Legend: PATRIAE . OVANTI (For his rejoicing country).

Exergue:
CORON. XXII . SEP/ MDCCLXI
(Crowned 22 September, 1761).
 
(This is the official medal which was distributed during the Coronation ceremony. It is believed that 200 of these medals were struck in gold, 800 were struck in silver and a still greater number in copper.)


  
1761,  Great Britain.
OFFICIAL MINT CORONATION MEDAL OF GEORGE III.
By Lorenz Natter. 
Silver 34mm. (1.35 inches) in diameter.  
Obv: Laureate, cuirassed bust of George III facing right. (rare variety with the two ties projecting straight, behind the head). Legend: GEORGEIVS.III. D.G. M. BRI. FRA. ET. HIB. REX. F.D. (George III, byt the grace of God, king of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith). Rev: Britannia holding a crown above the head of the king , who is enthroned and dressed as a Roman emperor. The Biritish lion lies behind the throne. Legend: PATRIAE . OVANTI (For his rejoicing country).

Exergue:
CORON. XXII . SEP/ MDCCLXI (Crowned 22 September, 1761).


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