Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND

KCHLER, Conrad Heinrich: England, 1801, Bronze, 48 mm
Obv: Bust of George III (l)    GEORGIUS III. D:G. BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEF. & c.
Rev: Britannia standing shaking hands with Hibernia    JUNGUNTUR OPES FIRMATUR IMPERIUM (Their Resources Are United, the Kingdom Is Strengthened)
Exergue:  1. JAN. MDCCCI.
Signed:  C.H.K. / C.H. KUCHLER FC.
Ref: Pollard 24; BHM 128/523; Eimer 119/927;  Weiss BW167

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a state that was created in 1801 by the merger of the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland. (The Kingdom of Great Britain was itself formed in 1707 by a Union of the Kingdoms of Scotland and England). The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland ended upon Irish independence in 1922 when the Anglo-Irish Treaty created the Irish Free State, leaving the remaining territory as the present United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

LINK to Act of Union (from Wikipedia)

LINK to History of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (from Wikipedia)

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

 

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