Obverse die for a medal from the Birmingham Mint Die Collection.
Soho Mint die by Conrad Heinrich Küchler, 1795
Â© Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
- Acquired in:
- Spink & Son
The medal was struck to mark the wedding of George, Prince of Wales (later George IV) and Caroline of Brunswick in 1795. The die was cut at Matthew Boulton's Soho Mint, perhaps the most famous Birmingham coin-making establishment in the 18th century. KÃ¼chler was among the great die-engravers who worked for Boulton at Soho.
Ralph Heaton (II) of Ralph Heaton and Sons, later The Mint, Birmingham, purchased at auction in 1850; remained in the possession of the Mint until it was sold to the venors in 2002.