George I, Accession
George I, Accession, silver medal, , 1714, by G. Vestner, laureate bust of George I right, with long hair in mantle, a star below (the mark of George Vestner), rev. a map of Great Britain and the Northern part of Europe with the names of major cities marked; the white horse of Hanover leaps from the continent to Britain, chronogrammatic legend, aCCeDens DIgnVs DIVIsos orbe brItannos, BRITANNOS (THE WORTHY ONE APPROACHING BRITAIN SEPARATED FROM THE WORLD, DDDCCVVIIII – 1714), IN EXERGUE, UNUS NON SUFFICIT ORBIS (ONE WORLD DOTH NOT SUFFICE), 44mm (MI 422/5). Slightly rubbed on the high points with one or two marks, otherwise extremely fine, toned and rare. £Sold
George’s accession is symbolized by the Hanoverian horse leaping to Great Britain and the exergue legend asserts that he has become the sovereign of these kingdoms because Hanover alone did not suffice.
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