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NATIONAL MEDAL
National medal. To His Royal Highness Prince William Henry, Duke of Clarence, Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland, this medal in commemoration of His Royal Highness's accession to the ancient and important office of Lord High Admiral, is, with permission, dedicated by the subscribers. ...
[London]: [1827].
[2] p. (litho.) : illus. ; 34.1 cm. (2°)

Drop-head title. Lithographic engraving. The Duke of Clarence, a Rear Admiral since his retirement from active naval service in 1790, became heir-presumptive on the death Frederick Duke of York in 1827 and George IV appointed him Lord High Admiral later that year. The office had been exercised by a Board of Commission since 1709. The portrait was 'modelled from the Life, and executed in Steel by Mr. Henning', the reverse, 'selected from the Drawings of eminent Artists, to be struck from the Press of Messrs. Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.' With a list of subscribers for medals in silver and copper.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6141


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