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Union of England and Scotland, 1707 medal

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Queen Anne (1665 = 1714) silver medal commemorating the Union of the Parliaments of Scotland and England, 1707.  The obverse depicts Queen Anne looking to the left, the reverse, the Arms of Britain within a shield, with a rose and thistle below and crown held by two infant genii above.

 

Inscription:
obverse - ANNA DG MAG BR: FRA ET HIB REG / IC
reverse - SEMPER EADEM / S / B

 

The Act of Union introduced English measures into Scotland, but this just meant that both English and Scottish measures were used!

Materials/Media:
silver
Dimensions:
diameter 35mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1965.2144
Digital Number:
DMMD003a, DMMD003b
Creation Date:
6th March 1707
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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