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Subject: George III, King of Great Britain, British, 1738–1820, ruled 1760–1820
Engraver: Daniel Christian Fueter, American, born Switzerland, 1720–1785

Medal titled “Happy while United”

1764

Silver

54.00 g, 12:00, 54 mm
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
1932.85
Geography: 
Made in New York, New York
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
American
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Numismatics
Provenance: 

Francis P. Garvan, New York, to 1932; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 96, no. 71, ill.

David B. Warren et al., Marks of Achievement: Four Centuries of American Presentation Silver, ed. Ellyn Childs Allison, exh. cat. (New York: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1987), 59–60, no. 37, fig. 59–60.

Kathryn C. Buhler and Graham Hood, American Silver in the Yale University Art Gallery, 2 vols. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1970), vol. 2, p. 136, no. 719, ill.

Helen A. Cooper et al., Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2008), 50–51, no. 17, ill.

Charles Wyllys Betts, American Colonial History Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, 1964 reprint (New York: Scott Stamp and Coin Company, 1964), 227, no. 510.

Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 208, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.