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'For Services' medal for 1851 Exhibition

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1851 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Struck bronze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Commissioners of the Exhibition of 1851

  • Museum number:

    6035-1852

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This medal was issued for the occasion of the Great Exhibition and was a medal for distribution in acknowledgement of services rendered.

It is made by William Edward Wyon and shows on the obverse the bust of the Prince Consort, dated 1851 and on the reverse an inscription.

Physical description

Bronze medal of the Exhibition of 1851, obv. bust of The Prince Consort, dated 1851, on the reverse an inscription

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1851 (made)

Artist/maker

Wyon, William, born 1795 - died 1851 (medallist)

Materials and Techniques

Struck bronze

Dimensions

Diameter: 50 mm

Object history note

Historical significance: This is a medal for distribution in acknowledgement of services rendered

Descriptive line

Bronze medal of the Exhibition of 1851, obv. bust of The Prince Consort, by William Wyon, dated 1851

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1852. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 26.

Materials

Bronze

Categories

Coins & Medals; Great Exhibition; Royalty; Portraits

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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