temp. HANOVER. Charles Edward Stuart ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ (the Young Pretender).
Prince of Wales in pretence
, 1701-1766. AR Medal (31mm, 17.28 g, 3h). Legitimacy of the Jacobite Succession. Dated 1749. NULLUM NON MOVEBO LAPIDEM UT ILLUD ADIPISCAR on banner (I shall leave no stone unmoved that I might obtain it
), a Highlander standing facing, holding sword and round shield inscribed QUIS CONTENDAT MECUM (who can contend with me?
); 17 49 above / (flower) MEA · RES · AGITUR (my affairs are at stake,
–adapted from Horace), expanded rose. MI 655/358; Eimer 624; Woolf 61:1a. Good VF, toned. Very rare issue in silver.
Issued in order to keep the Jacobite cause alive and well in the minds of their supporters, this medal was struck following the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle (Aachen), in which the King of France formally acknowledged the right to rule of George II, as well as pledging to disallow any member of the Stuart family from residing within his realm, thereby denying the Young Pretender from the only power who could have been considered an ally to his claim.