Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

FREDERICK, PRINCE OF WALES

DASSIER, Jacques-Antoine: England, ca.1750, Bronze, 55 mm
Obv: Bust of Frederick    FREDERIC. WALLIAE PRINCEPS.
Rev: Two Genii among clouds supporting the Prince's Coronet with plumes and motto    ICH DIEN (I serve)
Signed:  I.A. DASSIER.
Ref: M.I. ii, 660/366 (illustrated); Eimer 89/631;  Weiss BW038

Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751), was the first-born son of King George II and Queen Caroline. At about 1750 the Prince of Wales was endeavoring to acquire popularity, which may have promoted the issuance of this medal. (See also Jean Dassierís medal of Prince Frederick)

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