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Exchequr. friday 3d. Septr. 1714.

Sr

I am so engagd in bring forward our Entries that I cou'd not give myself ye. pleasure of waiting upon You. And the Invention of a design proper for a Coronation Medal is an undertaking in which few can hope for success; there being no one thing wherein the tast of Mankind is nicer, & there is so little agremt. in their Opinions. In complyance however wth {yr}{yr} desires wch will have always the force of commands upon me, I have sent 2 or 3 designs for a Reverse gr. wch. may suggest somthing for You to improve, & I shall be glad if even they have so much use wth You.

Reverse for Coronatn. Medals

The Legends.
Pro Aris et Focis { The King on a Throne Crown'd, & Extending his Sceptre towards a Britannia kneeling & Smiling Upon him, at ye Bottom, Inauguratus die Octobr MDCCXIII
Iure Divino.... { The King on a Throne, the Sun beams breaking through Clouds, & Shining upon him, & Britannia kneeling & presenting an Imperial Crown. Inaugurat. ut Supra
et
Voto Populi....
Statori et Vindici } A Crown'd Eagle the Sovereign Bird, coming out of the Clouds, & flying downwards, at whose Sight the Cock, an Emblem of France, expresses his fear by endeavoring to fly away, a View of Europe at ye Bottom, Inscrib'd, Liberata. Inaugurat. ut prius.
Georgio \vere/ Divo,–– Cæsari Britannico. { A Virgin representing Britannia in a mantel powderd wth British Lions in danger of being ravished by a Satyr, denoting ye pretender, who is attend{ant} by rides upon a dragon, denoting ye assistance of ye French Kg. A Hero in armour comes to her rescue, upon which she presents him wth. an Imperial crown. Inaugurat. &c
Exultent Cæli..... Lætetur Britannia.. { The King on a Throne, Britannia behind me, wth one hand covering him wth a Shield, & wth ye other putting a Crown on his head. before him a building of ye Corinthian Order standing on a hill to represent ye Stability of Church & State, wth a small scroll flying over it wth these words, pro Aris et Focis, at the upper pt. of ye Legend a Choir of Angels sounding trumpets on Each side of the Sun rising in glory & directing its rays on ye Kg. at ye bottom over against him ye people of Britn. &r.
Iure Divino, et Voto Britanniæ. { {illeg}|Britan|\nia/ represented by a Lamb ready to become prey to ye Wolf, ie. Rome, & to the Fox & Bear, ie. the Fr. Kg. & the Pretendr. who al retire wth fear upon the approach of the British Lyon Crown'd.



I am afraid how these designs will succeed in Yr. good opinion but if I think of any more, I will take leave to acquaint You wth. 'em.

I am

Honoured Sr.

Yr. most obliged &
most obednt. Servt.

Hopton Haynes.

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