[George I]O! fortunatos nimium sua si bona norint Anglicanos. Georgius D.G. Mag. Br. Fr. Et. Hib. Rex. F.D. On the Picture of the King by Joseph Addison Esq. This Image on the Medal place Wtih its Bright Round on Titles graced And Stamp.st on British Coins shall Live To Richest Ores the Value give. Or wrought within ye Curious Mould Shape and Adorn the running Gold. To bear this Form the Genial Sun. Has daily since his Course begun. Rejoyced the Metal to Resine. And Ripen'd the Peruvian Mine.
Engraving. Plate 209 x 159mm. 8¼ x 6¼". False margins added
Portrait of George I (1660-1727) as a design for a coin/medal. George was the first King to oversee the establishment of the Bank of England in 1694. With verses by Joseph Addison below.
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