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1773 Lord Camden Medal

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1773 Lord Camden Medal

1773 Lord Camden Medal - Bronze, darkened, obverse illustrating a right-facing Lord Camden, marked "KIRK" on the left, reverse inscribed "LORD CAMDEN 1773", 25.5 mm, extensive wear, near fine.Footnote: This medal was one of a series of thirteen issued by The Sentimental Magazine, which began publication in 1773. It was promoted as follows: "A NEW MAGAZINE, With every Number of which will be given a curious MEDAL, struck of fine Metal, about the Size and Weight of a Guinea, executed by Mr. KIRKE, who is universally esteemed the First Artist in London in his Profession. This Medal will of itself, exclusive of the Magazine, be Worth at least Half-a-Crown; it will represent some reigning Toast, some Great Personage, some Hero celebrated in the Annals of our own Kingdom, or in those of the Continent, some Patriot, or some uncommon literary Genius. In addition to Lord Camden 1773, the series also included George III King of Great Britain ETc. 1773, Charlotte Queen of Great Britain ETc. 1773, George the Second, Duke of Glocester 1773, Duchess of Glocester 1774, Duchess of Cumberland, Marquis of Granby 1774, Lord Chatham 1773 (William Pitt), Olivar Cromwell 1658, Right Honourable William Beckford, D. Garrick Esquire 1773, and John Walkes Esquire Member for Middlesex 1773.
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