GREAT BRITAIN 1801 Union of Great Britain and Ireland BHM 526

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Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

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GREAT BRITAIN 1801 Union of Great Britain and Ireland 38mm bronze medal 29.5 grams by J.G. Hancock and Peter Kempson BHM 526

Obverse: A thistle, rose and shamrock sprouting from a single stem, MAY THIS AND EVERY FUTURE AGE WITNESS THE PROSPERITY OF THE UNITED KINGDOMS - JANUARY.1.1801

Reverse: a figure of Time having dropped one hour glass, receives another from a celestial hand

John Gregory Hancock, British medallist and die-sinker of the latter part of the eighteenth century and first two decades of the nineteenth, circ. 1775-1815 ; resided at Birmingham, and owes his reputation to his skill as an Engraver of tokens. He worked for Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint, and later for P. Kempson.