Royal Medals

Royal occasions dominate most medal collections as it was the monarchy that were directly involved in key events of a nation. These occasions vary from significant political and social changes as seen in the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, through to more personal tributes such as George II showcasing his large family in 1732. During the 19th century, Queen Victoria visited many countries as well as hosted many foreign visitors in England and these events were commemorated with several medallions as well.