Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

MARRIAGE OF GEORGE, PRINCE OF WALES, AND CAROLINE OF BRUNSWICK

KCHLER, Conrad Heinrich: England, 1795, Bronze, 48 mm
Obv: Conjoined Busts    GEORG. WALL. PRINC. ET CAROLIN. BRUNS. PR (George, Prince of Wales, and Caroline, Princess of Brunswick)
Rev: Winged Hymen  standing, bearing a torch and the shields of great Britain and Brunswick-Wolfenbeuttel, in front of a city view of London.
   JUNXIT HYMEN TAEDIS ILLUSTRIBUS AMBROS (Hymen Has Joined them both in Illustrious Marriage)
Exergue:  NUPTIAE REGIAE LOND. MDCCXCVII. (The Royal Marriage, London, 1797)
Signed:  C.H. KUCHLER. F. / C.H. KUCHLER FEC.
Ref: Forrer III,242;  BHM Vol I, 93/392;  Pollard 9;  Eimer 112/865

George Augustus Frederick (1762-1830), Prince of Wales and the future George IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland (1820-1830),  was the eldest son of George III.  Princess Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, was the daughter of Duke Charles William of Brunswick-Wolfenbeuttel and Princess Augusta of England, sister of George III.  The Prince of Wales was forced to marry his cousin Caroline by his father George III.  Caroline was ill treated by the Prince of Wales' mistress and was threatened with divorce by her husband.  After the birth of their daughter Princess Charlotte Augusta, George deserted Caroline.

The marriage ceremony between George and Caroline took place in 1795, not in 1797 as erroneously indicated by Kuchler on the reverse of this medal.

LINK to Caroline of Brunswick (fromWikipedia)

LINK to other medals by Kuchler from this series (Bill McKivor)

 

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