1827 Death of Duke of York Historical Medallion by B Pistrucci Obverse
1827 Death of Duke of York Historical Medallion by B Pistrucci Reverse

1827 Death of Duke of York Historical Medallion by B Pistrucci

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Story

Prince Frederick, Duke of York was King George III's 2nd son and younger brother to George IV, Prince of Wales. He followed a military career from a young age and had early successes but some significant losses in the late 1790's. The nursery rhyme "The grand old Duke of York" was about this Duke and referred to some of his failures on the battlefield. He died at the age of 46 from cardio-vascular disease and is buried at Windsor Castle.

Obverse Description

Bust of Duke of York

Reverse Description

Twenty-three line laudatory inscription

Features

Diameter: 60 mm

Material: Bronze

Condition: EF

Reference: Eimer 1189

 


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