Union of England and Ireland
Union of England and Ireland, bronze 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, (Pollard 24;, BHM 524), A few minor marks, otherwise extremely fine. £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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