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1821 George IV Coronation Desboeufs Bronze Medal

1821 George IV Coronation Desboefs Bronze Medal Obverse

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£225.00
George IV coronation medal in bronze with bust by Antoine Desboeufs. Obverse: left facing profile of the king wearing laurels, tied with long ribbon at neck. Legend around: ‘GEORIUS IV D. G. BRITANNIARUM REX F. D.’. Portrait signed beneath truncation as ‘DESBOEUFS’. Antoine Desboeufs (1793-1862) was a French medallist and gem engraver, better known as a sculptor. This medal was likely struck in France. Reverse: figure of the king, enthroned, holding a sceptre, his other hand on a bible, being crowned by a female figure - identified as Iris - holding caduceus. The design is again signed ‘DESBOEUFS’ with the legend below the figures reading: ‘MENS . JUL . DIE XIX / ANN . MDCCCXXI’. This medal measures 50.00 millimetres in diameter and weighs 62.6 grams. Grade: EF - Dark chocolate brown with the very faintest hint of rubbing to the high points and very minor small scratches, mainly on obverse: no issues for Extremely Fine. BHM 1072.
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Laureate left-facing portrait of George IV. Legend: 'GEORIUS IV D. G. BRITANNIARUM REX F. D.'. Artist: Antoine Desboeufs.

Reverse

Enthroned king being crowned by a female figure holding a caduceus. Legend below: 'MENS . JUL . DIE XIX / ANN . MDCCCXXI'. Artist: Antoine Desboeufs.

Grade

EF - Dark chocolate brown with the very faintest hint of rubbing to the high points and very minor small scratches, mainly on obverse: no issues for Extremely Fine. 

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