George IV, Visit to Scotland 1822, AR medal (44.5mm.) by William Bain. Laureate bust l., rev. Scotia kneels before the king and offers him the crown, panorama of Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle behind, (BHM.1178, Eimer 1162), Contemporarily and officially pierced for suspension. Choice, Mint State with superb blue/pink iridescence to lustre.
The King’s visit was an excuse for much pageantry over several days, for the most part organised by Sir Walter Scott. The King left Greenwich on the 10th. August and arrived at Leith on the 14th August before coming ashore on the 15th.