100903 | GREAT BRITAIN. George Frideric Handel silver Medal.
100903 | GREAT BRITAIN. George Frideric Handel silver Medal. Restrike, issued 1966. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of his death (42mm, 49.76 g, 12h). By Pinches in London.
HANDEL, draped bust left, wearing cap / GEORGE FREDERICK HANDEL / BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY, lyre; radiant sun above, laurel wreath draped to left, sheet of music to right. Edge: «JP in circle & 3 hallmarks».
BHM 2655 note; Eimer –. Gem Mint State. Light gray prooflike surfaces, with a rich palette of cobalt and goldenrod; high relief on the obverse. Rare, either as an original or restrike. Includes likely an original box of issue.
Though born in the Duchy of Magdeburg in Germany, George Frideric Handel (Georg Friedrich Händel, 1685-1759) became better known as a Baroque composer in England, spending the bulk of his career in London. Some of his more famous works include Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Fireworks, along with Zadok the Priest, which has been performed for each British coronation starting with George II.