Undated (ca. 1776-1814) George III Indian Peace Medal. Large Size. Solid Silver. 78.2 mm. 1,356.5 grains. Adams-7.2. About Very Fine.Obv: young military bust of George III right, GEORGIUS III DEI GRA around. Rev: the Kings Arms supported by crowned lion and unicorn. Contemporary (though not original) hanger at 12 oclock. Pleasing medium gray surfaces attractive nuances of rose and blue iridescence. Faint evidence of ancient polishing, a typical treatment for an awarded medal that was prized by its recipient. In fact, it is referenced in Prucha that recipients liked to keep the Great Fathers face bright. However, in this case the pleasing toning has dulled the surfaces nicely and the overall aesthetic is very appealing. Usual hairlines and a couple of heavier field nicks. A rim bruise near the truncation of the bust has led the rim to crack from the main medal a bit when examined under magnification from the reverse, unwittingly revealing that this is one of the scarce pieces with a rim added after striking but before distribution; perhaps the light ones (as here) are the added rim types and the heavy ones (as Ford:70) are the ones with rims struck simultaneously. An old, worn scratch into right obverse field from Georges chest, a heavy vertical scratch in right reverse field, thin knife scratches around base of reverse (attempting to separate the rim?), and a few rim bruises are noted here and there. The hanger is a two-piece construction with a pin, plain but functional, apparently silver. Though we noted above that it is not original, it is interesting that it matches exactly the hanger on an example in the Glenbow Museum, as illustrated in Adams. Notable wear is present on both sides but the details and eye appeal remain strong. Tantalizing traces of a signature appear on this medal, not entirely unusual as others are known named. On the base of the obverse, we are able to read Skin very clearly under the bust, with another word following it that appears to be Dinah or perhaps Drum to us. On the reverse in the same delicate scratching, above the unicorn supporter, we read Salonce. These words probably related to the identities of one or more owners of this medal. It was not unusual for medals to be passed down through families or in less-linear ways. Struck from the second obverse die, with a crack from Georges shoulder into field. Of the 14 specimens in Ford XVI, only three were struck from this obverse. The reverse is the same die as all three of them. The ANS lacks this obverse in their collection. LaRivieres and the A.B. Welch specimen were both struck from obverse 3. A fine opportunity to acquire a genuine worn Indian Peace medal, distributed by the English in North America during two conflicts and the difficult period between them. An important artifact of an interesting period of American history.From the collection of Jochen Zeitz. Earlier from the Glode M. Requa Collection, Stacks, November 2006, lot 2247; our Philadelphia Americana Sale of January 2009, lot 6110; our ANA sale of August 2012, lot 4113.