History, Information, and Value of Undated Duke of Argyle and Sr. Robert Walpole Medal
Value of Undated Duke of Argyle and Sr. Robert Walpole Medal
The obverse of this medal features the full-length figure of the Duke of Argyle. his right hand resting on his hip, and his left on a pedestal, which also holds a crown. Behind him is a trophy of flags. Around the image is written, “The generouse [sic] Duke of Argyle” and in exergue, “No Petitioner”. The reverse translates, “Make room for Sir Robert”. The image depicted is of Sir Robert, being pulled along by the devil towards a dragon. At the time the medal was distributed many opposed Robert Walpole, who is commonly regarded as the first Prime Minister of Britain.
The obverse and reverse text read as follows: The Generouse Duke of Argyle; No Petioner | and | Make Room for Sir Robert; No Excise.