GREAT BRITAIN George IV 1821 Coronation Box Medal by J. G. Hancock




Collections: Medals, World Medals

Product type: Medal

Vendor: Britannianumismatics



GREAT BRITAIN George IV, Coronation, 1821, a 48mm copper box medal containing 16 [of 17] card discs, 32.4 grams by J.G. Hancock (not signed, but suspected to be by)  (BHM 1016)

Obverse: laureate bust facing left, GEORGE IV ASCENDED THE BRITISH THRONE JAN 29 1820 IN THE 58 YEAR OF HIS AGE.

Reverse: crowned spray of thistles, roses and shamrocks,  as the ‘CHRONOLOGY OF THE SOVEREIGNS OF ENGLAND 

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.