George III, Winchester College Latin Prize, Prince of Wales’s Royal Prize Medal, copper proof or specimen, 1797 (48.5mm.) by John Milton. Bust of William de Wykeham l., wearing mitre and cope. Rev. Prince of Wales’s plumes, HONOREM PRINCEPS PROPONIT. (BHM.931, but as 1816; MI.11/3; Stainton, Milton 16; Grimshaw 13).
Good Extremely Fine, traces of lustre.
The medal was established by the Prince of Wales in 1797, two each in gold and silver, to be awarded in gold for Latin speech and in silver for Latin prose; the other two medals to be awarded for English, gold for speech, silver for verse, these to be awarded in alternate years.