Coronation of William IV and Queen Adelaide
The Literary Gazette and Journal of the Belles Lettres, for the year 1831, publishes a fine account of the scramble for the coronation medals:
The scramble for the coronation medals flung about in Westminster Abbey was certainly rather infra dig. To see gallant officers, dashing gold sticks, pretty pages, the elite of the royal household, venerable judges, sagacious aldermen, &c. fighting and jostling, like rude schoolboys for halfpence, threw, while it lasted, an air of burlesque, both upon them and the ceremony. The medals themselves are ably executed, with the head of the King on one side, and the Queen's head on the other. The likeness of His Majesty is altogether good, and Her Majesty's countenance in profile is excellently adapted to display the art of the medallist.
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