Bronze medal (reverse) of James VIII, the Old Pretender

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Postcard of Bronze medal (reverse) of James VIII, the Old Pretender.
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Bronze medal (reverse) of James VIII, the Old Pretender

This is the reverse of a bronze medal of James 'VIII', the 'Old Pretender'. The medal was probably issued in 1710 to bolster support for James's cause during abortive peace negotiations between Britain and France. It was made by Norbert Roettier.

The reverse has a map of the British Isles, and a Latin motto which translates as 'Restore my kingdom to me'.

In 1708 an attempted Jacobite invasion of Scotland, supported by France, was unable to land. It was seven years before the Jacobites tried again. By this time George I, the Elector of Hanover, had succeeded Queen Anne, who died in 1714.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-845-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1950.727
Date: 1710
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 2.00"
What: Medal, commemorative
Subject: Medals (NMAS Classification)
Who: James VIII and III
Norbert Roettier (Maker)
Where: Great Britain and Ireland
Description: Bronze medal of James VIII and III, on the Restoration of the Kingdom, by Norbert Roettier, 1710
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