List of Objects in the Art Division, South Kensington Museum acquired during the Year 1881. London, 1882, pp. 21
Brown, Lawrence. British Historical Medals 1837-1901- The Reign of Queen Victoria. London, 1987, pp. 323
Medal, bronze, George I King of the Hellenes visit to London 1880, by George Gammon Adams, English, ca. 1880
Diameter: 3 in
The visit of King George to England culminated in a visit to the City of London during which he was entertained to a dejeuner in the Guildhall and presented with an address contained in a gold box; the address was read by the Recorder of the City. This piece is one of the series of medals commissioned by the Corporation of London; 400 specimens were struck. [Text from Brown, Laurence, British Historical Medals 1837-1901. London: 1987.]
Medal. bronze. To commemorate the Visit of King George of Greece to the City of London, 16th June 1880. Obv., Bare head of King George I left. GEORGE 1st KING OF THE HELLENES. Rev., Londinia offering an address of welcome to Greece standing before a view of the Acropolis. Britannia standing behing Londinia before a view of St Paul's cathedral. In exergue: June 16 1880.
This bronze medal was struck to commemorate the visit of King George of Greece to the City of London, on 16th June 1880. The medal was made by the sculptor and medallist George Gammon Adams.
George I, King of the Hellenes was the second son of Christian IX of Denmark and Princess Louise of Hesse-Cassel. He was elected to the Greek throne in 1863 when Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh was elected but refused on political grounds. George I was assassinated in 1913.