Soho Mint die by Conrad Heinrich Küchler

Obverse die for a medal from the Birmingham Mint Die Collection.

Details

Medium:
Steel
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £1,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
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. Küchler was among the great die-engravers who worked for Boulton at Soho.

Provenance

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.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 348 8000 www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Entry details

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