Union of England and Ireland
Union of England and Ireland, silver gilt medal, 1801, by C. H. Kuchler for Matthew Boulton, draped bust of George 111 with hair in queue with C. H. K. in large letters below the bust, rev. Britannia and Hibernia shake hands, JUNGUNTUR OPES FIRMATUR IMPERIUM (THEIR RESOURCES ARE UNITED, THE KINGDOM IS STRENGTHENED), 48 mm(BHM 523). A few surface marks, otherwise extremely fine and very rare in this form. £Sold
The Act of Union became law on 1st January 1801. The Act was passed, having earlier been defeated, with the help of bribes and the granting of peerages.
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