1056191 | GREAT BRITAIN. 1736 AR Cistern Medal. PCGS AU58.
By J.S. Tanner (Engraver) & H.F. Gravelot (Designer). Royal Mint. Edge: Plain. 38.5mm. 20.33gm. BOTH HANDS FILL'D FOR BRITAIN// In exergue, GEORGE REIGNING. Helmeted figure of Britannia standing between military trophies & emblems of the Arts & Sciences /
GROWING ARTS ADORN EMPIRE// In exergue, CAROLINE PROTECTING 1736. Queen Caroline watering palm trees. MI_II/p517/#72; Eimer-537; Betts-169.
Jerningham's Cistern Lottery. Perhaps due to the palmettos or the namesake of the Carolinas these pieces were misattributed by early catalogers as being connected to North Carolina.
Please use this link to verify the PCGS certification number 37837928 Henry Jerningham, a London goldsmith-banker, commissioned Charles Frederick Kandler of London in 1735 to create the largest ever piece of entertainment silver.
The sculptor John Michael Rysbrack was employed to model Bacchanalian scenes, the crouching panthers and the satyr handles on the bowl. It took the silversmith C. F. Kandler four years to finish. When completed in 1735, it weighed 8,000 ounces. In 1737 Jernegan offered the cooler as a lottery prize to raise funds for a new bridge over the Thames at Westminster. Silver medals were sold as lottery tickets for about five or six shillings each.
.c.1735Jerningham's Silver Cistern