George 111, Protector of the Arts
George 111, Protector of the Arts, silver medal, 1760, by Thomas Pingo, laureate bust of George 111 profile left, GEORGE 111, rev. George 111 in Roman dress receives "Mother of the Arts" who implores protection of her children, Sculpture, Poetry and Architecture, ARTS PROTECTED. MDCCLX. SOC. P. A. C. edge engraved, William. Pitt. Administring. 39 mm, (BHM. 6). Some surface marks, otherwise extremely fine and rare, especially with the edge inscription. £650.00
Thomas Pingo won a prize for this medal for the Society for Promoting Arts and Commerce, the forerunner of the Royal Society of Arts.
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