Collection of Benjamin Weiss
PRINCE FREDERICK CREATED PRINCE OF WALES
DASSIER, Jean: England, 1729, Bronze, 41 mm
Frederick Lewis (1707-1751) was the eldest son of George II and Caroline, and the father of George III. He was created Prince of Wales in 1729 at age 22. The obverse shows his investiture and the reverse alludes to his father's introducing him to his new responsibilities. The relations between father and son were, in fact, unfriendly, as George II ordered Frederick out of St. James' Palace, requested ambassadors to refrain from visiting him and refused to allow him to command the British army against the Jacobites.