Collection of Medals Relating to the Royal House of Stewart; 1688-1788, pp.155-160.

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Lent by the Marquess of Bute. (Nos. 471-505.) 

(Sizes are given in English inches and tenths referable to Mionnet’s Scale.) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 2⁄10. Birth of Prince James, 1688. Obverse – The young Prince, as an infant Hercules, in a cradle, strangling two serpents MONSTRIS • DANT • FVNERA • CVNÆ (Cradles give death to monsters). Exergue, Knot with coronet. Reverse – The Prince’s plumes within a coronet, FVLTA • TRIBVS • METVENDA • CORONA • (A coronet triply supported is to be reverenced). Exergue, 1688. – See Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland by R. W. Cochran-Patrick, M.P., p. 48, Plate vii., fig. 5. (See Plate XXI.) 

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   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 6⁄10, by J. Manger. Louis XIV. receives James II., 7 Jan. 1689. Obverse – Bust of Louis XIV. to right; LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS. Reverse – Gallia receives James II., his Queen and son, and invites them to enter her tents; at the sides are the shields of James and Louis, PERFUGIUM REGIBUS (A refuge to kings). Exergue, IAC • II • M • BR • REX • CUM • REG • CONI • ET • PR • WALLIAE • IN • GALL • RECEPTUS • MDCLXXXIX . (James II., King of Great Britain, with the Queen his Consort, and the Prince of Wales, received in France 1689). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 54, Plate ix., fig. 5. 

(472) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 8⁄10, by Norbert Roettier. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to left, in armour. IACOBVS • WALLIAE • PRINCEPS. Reverse – A ship striving against storms and adverse winds. 1697. IACTATVR • NON • MERGITVR • VNDIS (It is tossed, not sunk by the waves). – See Cochran- Patrick’s Medals, p. 57. Plate x., fig. 5. 

(473) 

   COPPER- PLATED MEDAL, size 1, by Norbert Roettier. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to left. IAC • WALLIAE • PRINCEPS. Reverse – The sun partially eclipsed above the sea. CLARIOR • E • TENEBRIS (Brighter from the obscurity). Exergue, 1697. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 57, Plate x., fig. 6. 

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   COPPER-PLATED MEDAL, size 1, by Norbert Roettier. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to left. IAC • WALLIAE • PRINCEPS.

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   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 1⁄10, by Norbert Roettier. Succession of Prince James, 1699. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to left, in armour. IAC • WALLIAE • PRINCEPS • Reverse – The sun rising over a tranquil sea, with ships, dispersing clouds and demons. SOLA • LVCE • FVGAT • (He disperses them by his light alone). Exergue, 1699. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 60, Plate xi., fig. 1. 

(480) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 5⁄10, by Norbert Roettier. James III., Restoration of Kingdom, 1708. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to right, in armour and mantle, CVIVS • EST • (Whose [image] is this?). Reverse – Map of Great Britain and Ireland, marked BRIT • L; SCOT • E; and HIB • D. The sea dotted with ships. REDDITE • (Restore). See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 61, Plate xi., fig. 4. (See Plate XXI.) 

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   A SIMILAR MEDAL, to 481, but in Bronze. 

(482) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 2⁄10, by Norbert Roettier. James III., Restoration of Kingdom, 1708. Obverse — Bust of Prince James to left, CUIUS • EST • (Whose [image] is this?). Reverse – Map of Great Britain and Ireland, marked BRIT • SCOT • and HIB. The sea dotted with ships. REDDITE. (Restore). 

(483) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 2, by Norbert Roettier. James III., Restoration of Kingdom, 1708. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to left, IACOBVS • III • D • G • M • B • F • ET • H • REX. Reverse – Map of Great Britain and Ireland, marked ANGLIA • L; SCOT • E; and HIB • D. The sea dotted with ships, REDDITE • IGITVR (Restore). See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 62, Plate xi., fig. 5. (See Plate XXI.) 

(484) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 8⁄10. James III., Touchpiece. Obverse – Ship sailing, wind adverse. IAC • III • D • G • M • B • F • ET • H • R. Reverse – St. Michael passing over the dragon, and striking it. SOLI • DEO • GLORIA. (To God alone the glory). 

   This is called a ‘Touchpiece,’ because the king, when he performed the ceremony of ‘touching’ those who were afflicted with scrofulous complaints, put about the neck of each person a white ribbon with one of these pieces on it. 

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   BRONZE MEDAL, size 2 1⁄10, by Norbert Roettier. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to left, in armour and mantle. IACOBVS • III • D • G • M • B • F • ET • H • REX. Reverse – Bust of Princess Louisa to left, in mantle, by Norbert Roettier. PRINCEPS • LVD • SER • M • B • REGIS • SOROR • (Princess Louisa, the most serene sister of the King of Great Britain). Below, 1712. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 64, Plate xi., fig. 7. 

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   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 9⁄10, by Otto Hamerani. Escape of Princess Clementina from Innsprück, 28 April, 1719. Obverse – Bust of Princess Clementina to left. CLEMENTINA • M • BRITAN • FR • ET • HIB • REGINA. Reverse – The Princess in a car drawn at speed by two horses; in the distance Rome and the rising sun. FORTVNAM • CAVSAMQVE • SEQVOR • (I follow his fortune and his cause). Exergue, DECEPTIS • CVSTODIBVS • MDCCXIX • (The guards being deceived, 1719). See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 65, Plate xi., fig. 9. 

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   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 6⁄10, by Otto Hamerani. Marriage of James III. and Princess Clementina, 1 Sept., 1719. Obverse – Busts conjoined to right of James and Clementina IACOB • III • R • CLEMENTINA • R • Reverse – Hercules, leaning on his club, takes the hand of Venus, holding a flower, and attended by Cupid holding a caduceus. REGIVM • CONNVBIVM • (The Royal Nuptials). Exergue, KAL. SEPTEMBR. MDCCXIX. (1 Sept. 1719.) – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals. p. 67. 

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Plate XXI. – Medals Relating to the Royal House of Stewart. 1688-1745.

   SILVER GILT MEDAL, size 1 9⁄10, by Otto Hamerani. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to right, in scale armour and mantle, with Medusa’s head on the breast. IACOBVS • III • D • G • M • B • F • ET • H • REX • Reverse – Bust of Clementina to left. CLEMENTINA • MAGNAE • BRITANNIAE • ET • C • REG. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 67, Plate xiii., fig. I. (See Plate xxi.) 

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   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 6⁄10, by Otto Hamerani. Birth of Prince Charles, 31 Dec. 1720. Obverse – Busts conjoined of James and Clementina to right. IACOB • III • R • CLEMENTINA • R • Reverse – Providentia, leaning against a column, holding a child in her arms, and pointing to a globe, on which appear • SC • and IRL • and the legend • PROVIDENTIA • OBSTETRIX • (Providence, the helper in childbirth.) Exergue, CAROLO • PRINC • VALLIÆ • NAT • DIE • VLTIMA • A • MDCCXX • (Charles, Prince of Wales, born on the last day of the year 1720). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 68, Plate xiii., fig. 2. (See Plate xxi.) 

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   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 8⁄10, by Norbert Roettier. Birth of Prince Charles, 31 Dec. 1720. Obverse – Busts conjoined of James and Clementina to right. IAC • III • ET • CLEM • D • G • MAG • BRIT • REG • Reverse – Providentia holding an infant decorated with a ribbon and a badge, SPES • BRITANNIÆ (The hope of Britain). Exergue, CAR • WALL • PR • NATUS • DIE • ULT • A • 1720 • (Charles, Prince of Wales, born on the last day of the year 1720). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 68, Plate xiii., fig. 3. (See Plate XXI.) 

(491) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 2, by Otto Hamerani. James III., Appeal against the House of Hanover, 1721. Obverse – Bust of Prince James to right, in armour, sun on breast, VNICA • SALVS • (The only safeguard). Reverse – The Hanoverian Horse trampling upon the Lion and the Unicorn; Britannia seated, deploring their misfortune; fugitives carrying off their goods, and London in the distance. QVID • GRAVIVS • CAPTA • (What more grievous than captivity?). Exergue, MDCCXXI. See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 68, Plate xiii., fig. 4.  

(492) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 7⁄10, by Otto Hamerani. Obverse – Bust of Prince Charles to right, in armour. MICAT • INTER • OMNES (He shines in the midst of all). Reverse – Bust of Prince Henry to left, in armour, ALTER • AB • ILLO (The next after him). Edge – DIE • XXXI • DECEMBR • MDCCXX • EXTVLIT • OS • SACRVM • COELO (On the 31st December, 1720, he showed his sacred countenance openly). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 69, Plate xiii., fig. 5. 

(493) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, similar to the preceding. 

(494) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 8⁄10, by Otto Hamerani. Obverse – Bust of Prince Charies to right, in armour. HVNC • SALTEM • EVERSO • IVVENEM • (succurrere saeclo). (At least permit this youth to repair the ruins of the age). Reverse – Bust of Prince Henry to right, in armour. TRIPLICIS • SPES • TERTIA • GENTIS (The third hope of a triple nation). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 70, Plate xiii., fig. 6. 

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   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 4⁄10. Obverse – Bust of Pope Benedict XIV. to right, in pontifical robes. BENED • XIV • PONT • M • A • III • (Benedict XIV., Pontifex Maximus, in the third year). Reverse – The monument of the Princess Clementina, in St. Peter’s, at Rome. MEMORIÆ • M • CLEM • M • BRIT • REGINÆ (To the memory of Maria Clementina, Queen of Great Britain). – See Cochran- Patrick’s Medals, p. 70, Plate xiii., fig. 7. 

(496) 

   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 7⁄10, probably by Thomas Pingo. Arrival of Prince Charles expected, 1745. Obverse – Bust of Prince Charles to right, CAROLVS • WALLIÆ • PRINCEPS • 1745. Reverse – Britannia standing by a rock on the seashore, with spear and shield, awaiting the arrival of an approaching fleet; behind her a globe. AMOR • ET • SPES • (Love and hope). Exergue, BRITANNIA. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 72, Plate xiv., fig. 2. (See Plate XXI.) 

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   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 2⁄10, similar to the preceding. 

(498) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 3⁄10. Obverse – A Highlander standing with sword and shield inscribed QVIS • CONTENDAT • MECUM (Who can contend with me?) NULLUM • NON • MOVEBO • LAPIDEM • UT • ILLUD • ADIPISCAR • (I will Ieave no stone unmoved to obtain that), 1749. Reverse – An expanded rose. MEA • RES • AGITUR • (My affairs are at issue). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 73, Plate xiv., fig. 8. 

(499) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 4⁄10. Obverse – Bust of Prince Charles to right. Reverse – A leafless hollow tree, from the root of which springs a flourishing young sapling. REVIRESCIT (It flourishes anew). Exergue, 1750. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 73, Plate xiv., fig. 4. 

(500) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, size 2, by Thomas Pingo. Obverse – Bust of Prince Charles to right. PRINCE • CHARLES • EDWARD • STUART • Reverse – The Prince in Highland costume, approaching Scotia holding her spear and shield, between them a cornucopia; behind Scotia is a pedestal decorated with a thistle, and surmounted by the Unicorn. In the distance ships and a castle. Exergue, SEMPER • ARMIS • NUNC • ET • INDUSTRIA • (Always with arms and now with diligence). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 75, Plate xii., fig. 3. 

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   SILVER MEDAL, size 1 7⁄10, by Thomas Pingo. Visit of Prince Charles to London, Sept. 23, 1752. Obverse – Bust of Prince Charles to right. REDEAT • MAGNUS • ILLE • GENIUS • BRITANNIÆ (May he, the great genius of Britain, return). Reverse – Britannia standing by a rock on the seashore, with spear and shield, awaiting the arrival of an approaching fleet; behind her a globe. O • DIU • DESIDERATA • NAVIS (Oh, long-hoped-for ship!). Exergue, LÆTAMINI • CIVES • SEPT • XXIII • MDCCLII. (Rejoice, citizens, 23 Sept. 1752). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 74, Plate xiv., fig. 5. 

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   BRONZE MEDAL, size 1 3⁄10. Obverse – Bust of Charles Edward to left. CAROLVS • III • N • 1720 • M • B • F • ET • H • REX • 1766. Reverse  – Bust of his wife, Louisa, Princess of Stolberg-Gœdern. LVDOVICA • M • B • F • ET • H • REGINA • 1772 (date of their marriage). – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 76, Plate xiv., fig. 8. 

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   SILVER MEDAL, size 2 1⁄10, by Giacomo Hamerani. Prince Henry as Henry IX. and Cardinal, 1788. Obverse – Bust of the Prince to right. HEN • IX • MAG • BRIT • FR • ET • HIB • REX • FID • DEF • CARD • EP • TVSC • Reverse – Religion standing holding a Bible and a cross, at her feet a lion and papal emblems, St. Peter’s at Rome in the distance. NON • DESIDERIIS • HOMINVM • SED • VOLVNTATE • DEI • (Not of the desire of man, but by the will of God). Exergue, AN • MDCCLXXXVIII • – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 77. 

(504) 

   BRONZE MEDAL, similar to the preceding. 

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   GEORGE HERIOT MEDAL, ‘URBI PATER EST URBIQUE MARITUS.’ This is the medal formerly awarded by the Governors of Heriot’s Hospital to the most meritorious youths on completing their education and leaving the Institution. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 136. 

(1349) Lent by DR. ALEXANDER PATTERSON. 

   OLD LEATHER CASE, containing two Silver Medals, one, that struck on the marriage of Prince Charles with Princess Louise of Stolberg; the other is of the then reigning Pope, Pius VI. 

(512) Lent by C. E. DALRYMPLE. 

   THREE-SIDED REVOLVING STEEL SEAL of William Seton of H.M. Guard of Horse, of the family of Meldrum. One side contains his arms as a cadet of the house of Seton, the other two are occupied with his crest and motto, with initials W.S. surmounted by two cupids bearing a wreath of flowers. (See Laing’s Supplementary Catalogue, page 149.) 

(1347) Lent by GEORGE SETON. 

   SHERIFFMUIR OR DUNBLANE MEDAL, size 1 8⁄10, by Croker. Obverse – Bust of George I. Legend – GEORGIVS, D.G. MAG. BR. FR. ET HIB. REX. F.D. Below – J.C. (Croker). Reverse – Victory pursuing fleeing cavalry. Legend – PERJURII VLTRIX. Exergue, AD DUNBLAINUM 13 Nov. 1715. Bronze. – See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 29, Plate iv., fig. 4. (See Figs. 121 and 122.) 

(516) Lent by DR. ALEXANDER PATTERSON. 

   FACSIMILE of Gold Medal in British Museum, commemorating the marriage of George, seventh Lord Seton (Queen Mary’s faithful adherent), and Isabel Hamilton of Sanquhar, 1562. The obverse has in a monogram the initials G.S.I.H., with the legend, NEMO POTEST DUOBIS DOMINIS SERVIRE: reverse, a thistle-head between three crescents forming a trefoil, with the legend, UN DIEU, UNE FOY, UN ROY, UNE LOY, 1562. An example in silver of this medal is in the Hunterian Collection, Glasgow. 

(1339) Lent by GEORGE SETON. 

   BATTLE OF CULLODEN MEDAL, size 2, by Yeo. Obverse – Bust of the Duke of Cumberland to the right, in armour with lion’s skin across the breast. Legend – GULIELMUS • GEOR : II : R • FIL • DUX • CUMBRIÆ. Reverse – The Duke as Hercules tramples upon Discord and raises Britannia. Exergue, PERDUELLIB • EX • ANG • FUGAT • AD • CULLOD • DEBELLAT, 16 Apr. 1746. Silver. See Cochran-Patrick’s Medals, p. 83, Plate xv., fig. 4. (See Figs. 123 and 124.) 

(515) Lent by DR. ALEXANDER PATTERSON. 

   STEEL SEAL of John Seton, first Baron of Cariston, second son of George, sixth Lord Seton, circa 1553. (Figured in Laing’s Supplementary Catalogue of Ancient Scottish Seals, p. 148.) The arms consist of three crescents within the royal tressure; the crescent in the dexter chief charged with a bezant as a difference. Crest on helmet with mantling, a dragon spouting fire. Motto, HAZARD ZIT FORWARD. 

(1346) Lent by GEORGE SETON. 

   FACSIMILE of Bronze Medal by Simon in British Museum, bearing on the obverse the profile, of Charles Seton, second Earl of Dunfermline, 1646 (son of Chancellor Seton), and on the reverse the legend, CAR. SETONIUS FERMELINO DIMI CON 1646. 

(1340) Lent by GEORGE SETON. 

   BRONZE MEDAL of Cardinal York, by Filippo Gropanese. Legend – HENRICUS • M • D • EP • TUSC • CARD • DUX • EBOR • S • R • E • V • CANE. Reverse – Religion with open book, holding cross lion at her feet. Legend – NON DESIDERIIS HOMINUM SED VOLUNTATE DEI AN M.D.C.C.L.X.V.I. 

(545) Lent by CAPTAIN ANSTRUTHER THOMSON. 

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