George IV, Coronation
The Coronation cost the Treasury over £230,000; the coronation robes costing £24,000 and £25,000 being spent on the banquet at which 9,840 bottles of wine and 100 gallons of iced punch were provided. An interesting selection of Royal servants were entitled to the silver medal including the "Stewer of Herbs". The ceremony lasted some five hours, albeit without Queen Caroline, who was locked out of Westminster Abbey. The Gentlemen's Magazine records that "The Treasurer of his Majesty's House threw about the medals of the Coronation."
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