18th Century Historical Medallions

During the 18th Century many more medallions were struck to mark Royal events such as births, deaths, marriages and coronations not withstanding the Jacobite cause to resurrect the Stuart kingship which continued for the first half of the century. Norbert Roettier (son of John Roettier) worked for the exiled court of James II and his son and produced many Jacobite medals alongside Hamerani the Italian medallist. The production of medallions to celebrate British military achievements continued but it is during this time that advances in medical practices, new artistic talents as well as explorers discovering new lands started to be recognised as well. Notable medallists through this century are Croker who worked for the Royal Mint and produced royal medals for George I and George II and later that century engravers such as Pingo and Kirk.