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    EARLIEST KNOWN PORTRAIT OF KING GEORGE II

    Friday, April 9th, 2021

    THIS gold medal from an old Irish collection showing the earliest known portrait of Georg August, Electoral Prince of Brunswick-Calenburg-Hanover, who would later become King George II, sold for £6,820 at Dix Noonan Webb in London this week. Dating from 1701, the year of his 18th birthday, the medal shows the Prince, who was the last British monarch born outside England, on one side and Schloss Herrenhausen, Hanover on the other. It went to a buyer in Holland.