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Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
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Sentimental Token: This is the first of a set of 13 by John Kirk given as a gift each month to purchasers of The Sentimental Magazine. George III King of Great Britain ETc 1773. Copper 26mm.
Some Selected Reports from the Bath Journal Monday, March 29th, 1773 ;
The Sentimental Magazine  A NEW MAGAZINE, With every Number of which will be given a curious MEDAL, struck on fine Metal, about the Size and Weight of a Guinea, executed by Mr. KIRKE, who is universally esteemed the First Artist in London in his Profession. This Medal will of itself, exclusive of the Magazine, be Worth at least Half-a-Crown; it will represent some reigning Toast, some Great Personage, some Hero celebrated in the Annals of our own Kingdom, or in those of the Continent, some Patriot, or some uncommon literary Genius.
 
On Thursday the First of April will be Published, Price Six-Pence, In which will be given an elegant Medal of his Majesty George III. the Dye of which is executed by Mr. Kirke, and esteemed a most Striking Likeness; and also embellished with Copper-Plates, designed and engraved by the best Masters NUMBER I. [to be continued Monthly] of The SENTIMENTAL MAGAZINE Or, GENERAL ASSEMBLAGE of SCIENCE, TASTE and ENTERTAINMENT.
 
Calculated to amuse the Mind, to improve the Understanding, and to amend the Heart. London: Printed for the Authors, and sold by G. KEARSLEY, removed from Ludgate-street to No. 46 in Fleet-street, and by all other Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. *** The MEDAL to be given with each Number will be sealed up in a Kind of silky Paper, provided for that Purpose, to prevent any Injury to the fine Impression of the Dye; and it will be so affixed to the Magazine, as to render it portable with it without any Inconvenience. Those Persons who are desirous of having any of the Medals given in the Course of this Work, struck in Gold, Silver, &c. may, by applying to the Publisher, be supplied with them on the most reasonable Terms.
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 12:13:14 PM »
Excellent, Constanius. I found a text on the character of the magazine here. If you can't read the text below, either use the link or download the picture (click on the paperclip) and enlarge.

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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 04:48:45 PM »

Lord Chatham (William Pitt) Copper 26mm.
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2010, 06:07:40 PM »
I found a portrait that shows that the one on the medal is indeed lifelike, as was claimed in the first post.

Pitt also figures on a number of London tokens, notably with his opponent Fox, described as "odd fellows". On these tokens, he has a formidable eyebrow and double chin.

Peter
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2010, 06:19:23 PM »


CHARLOTTE QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN ETc 1773

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2010, 09:17:33 PM »


DUKE OF GLOCESTER 1773 copper & silvered copper


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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2010, 11:40:41 PM »
Wow those are great.
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2010, 12:14:08 AM »
This duke of Gloucester was prince William Henry, brother of George III. His bio is here. If he made it to this series, I would expect more members of the royal family. Or was it his infamous marriage that led to the interest of the Sentimental Magazine?

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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2010, 12:25:36 AM »
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was the wife of George III. She first met her husband on het wedding day. Yet, the marriage is reported to have been reasonably good. She bore 15 children.

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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2010, 12:29:10 AM »
Wow a Knight of the Garter that is pretty good. So then which Queen started the honor of being a Knight of the Garter? What did Queen Victoria have to do with it. I remember seeing something about it when I read her bio.
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2010, 12:30:06 AM »
I hope Charlotte had lots of male children!
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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2010, 02:19:41 AM »


DUCHESS OF GLOCESTER 1774

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« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2010, 02:23:31 AM »

GEORGE THE SECOND

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« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2010, 02:25:51 AM »

DUCHESS OF CUMBERLAND

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Re: Sentimental Tokens 1773-1774
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2010, 03:58:57 AM »
I love this thread, so may awesome photos and tokens to see.
Ginger