Finest English Silver & Collectable Antiquities. Preserving the past for the future. Solid Silver Queen Anne 1702 Official Coronation Medal. Designed John Croker Royal Medallist. Good detailing throughout the entire medal in a very good condition. The piece was designed by John Croker who was the Tower Mint Medallist London , England at that time. Description: Bust of Queen Anne left facing, legend Anne. D:G:MAG:BR. Reverse Pallas Athene, left, with shield and lightning bolts attacking Recumbent monster, right, legend VICEM GERIT. MDCCIIAs making sounds she conducts herself. Anne 6 February 1665 1 August 1714, daughter to King James II of England, for the collector or investor of English royal regalia, good investment for the future. Queen Anne adopted the same policy as William III in resisting the power of France. It is for this reason that the medal’s reverse shows her as Pallas wielding the bolts of Jove. On the day after the death of William III, Anne addressed her Council for the first time and said, I think it proper upon this occasion of my first speaking to you to declare my own opinion of the importance of carrying on all preparations we are making to oppose the great power of France and I shall lose no time in giving our Allies all assurances that nothing shall be wanting on my part to pursue the true interest of England, together with theirs, for the support of the common cause. John Croker’s real name was Johann Crocker. Born in Dresden on 21 October, 1670, he was brought up as a jeweller but practised die-engraving from an early age. He came to England in 1691. In 1697 he was appointed Assistant Engraver to the Mint and Chief Engraver upon the death of Harris in 1705. Croker died on 21 March, 1741. Croker executed four pairs of dies for the above medal, all slightly varying but this is the official coronation medal. Queen Anne Full Name: Anne Stuart Father: James II Mother: Anne Hyde Born: February 6, 1665 at St. James Palace, London Ascended to the throne: March 8, 1702 aged 37 years Crowned: April 23, 1702 at Westminster Abbey Married: George, son of Frederick III of Denmark, on July 28, 1683 Children: Eighteen, including miscarriages and still-born, of whom only one William survived to age of 11 Died: August 1, 1714 at Kensington Palace , aged 49 years, 5 months, and 22 days Buried at: Westminster. Designer John Croker Royal Medallist. In very good condition detailing visible to both sides. Maybe a gift for someone special, birthdays , christenings , all occasions, for your own collection maybe. Or pieces of historic. The item “Magnificent Solid Silver Queen Anne 1702 Official Coronation Medal. John Croker” is in sale since Wednesday, October 5, 2011. This item is in the category “Coins\Historical Medals/Medallions\British\18th Century”. The seller is “uksilverantiques” and is located in london, London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: British
- Period: 18th Century