Bronze medal (obverse) commemorating the Act of Grace, 1717

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Bronze medal (obverse) commemorating the Act of Grace, 1717

This is the obverse of a bronze medal commemorating George I's Act of Grace of 1717, when he granted a free pardon to all (with a few exceptions) who had been involved in recent Jacobite Risings. The medal was made by John Croker.

The obverse has a bust of George I. The Latin inscription translates as 'George, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland. Defender of the Faith'.

Jacobite risings of 1708, 1715 and 1719 seriously threatened the fledgling United Kingdom, but failed. The final rising, of 1745-6, was led by Prince Charles Edward. It, too, failed and the Jacobite cause quickly became a political irrelevance.

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Online ID: 000-100-045-580-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1949.1091
Date: 1717
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 46 mm
What: Medal, commemorative
Subject: Medals (NMAS Classification)
Who: Act of Grace
George I
John Croker (Maker)
Description: Bronze medal on the Act of Grace, cracked, by John Croker, 1717
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