James Mudie's National Medals,
James Mudie's prospectus read as follows.-
Under your Majesty's auspicious Government the British arms achieved a succession of Victories over the most powerful enemy with whom the country ever contended. These victories terminated in his surrender and downfall. A series, of Medals, important in design and execution, transmitting the record of such momentous and glorious successes to Posterity, wanted only the gracious sanction of your Majesty's encouragement and protection, to give them their due value in the estimation of the British People. This honor, conferred upon the only private individual who has ventured upon so important and national an undertaking, your Majesty has graciously and spontaneously been pleased to afford.
Duly sensible of his gracious condescension, I beg leave to offer to your Majesty the grateful homage of Your Majesty's Dutiful and devoted Subject.
JAMES MUDIE London, August 15, 1820.
The medals were commissioned by James Mudie as a private venture. Sets of medals being available by subscription. Medals in bronze were 10s 6d. each, or Twenty Guineas for the series including an elegant case, arranged for the library or cabinet.
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