Collection of Benjamin Weiss
STATE OF ENGLAND
DASSIER, Jacques-Antoine: England, 1750, Bronze, 55 mm
This medal commemorated no particular event but the general state of the kingdom. The few years of peace that followed the Treaty of Aix-la Chapelle were the most prosperous and happy that Europe had ever known. Arts and letters were encouraged and cultivated, manufacturing and commerce flourished, and society was highly polished.