GREAT BRITAIN 1814 England Gives Peace to the World Mudie National Series




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN 1814 England Gives Peace to the World, 41mm copper medal 39.56 grams,  from 1820 by G. Mills & E.J. Dubois for the Mudie National Series, (Mudie 28, BHM 776, Eimer 1047)

Obverse: bust facing, head laureate, left, GEORGE PRINCE REGENT MDCCCXVI

Reverse: Britannia seated facing left, adorns a globe, held by Victory with an olive-branch, ENGLAND GIVES PEACE TO THE WORLD 1814 D.

James Mudie's series of forty "National Medals" was produced in 1820 and manufactured by Sir Edward Thomason in Birmingham, England. The medals celebrate British triumphs in the Napoleonic wars over the French spanning a 20 year period, from 1797 to 1817. They serve as a counter to the numerous, officially issued French medals glorifying the battles and events of Napoleon's reign. They are the same size, 41 millimeters as the official Napoleonic medals, and most of the dies were produced in France.

Étienne Jacques Dubois, a French medallist who did many of France’s Napoleonic medals and also surprisingly was in the employment of John Mudie for his National Series

George Mills (c1792 – 1824) was a British sculptor, engraver and medallist.
Mills exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1816-1823 and gained three gold medals from the Royal Society of Arts. He produced a number of coin patterns while employed at the